Ray Bradbury:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Ray Bradbury was born in Illinois, US, in 1920; he is still writing today. He became serious about becoming a writer when still in high school; he graduated but never went on to college. His first story was published in 1938. His most famous works are The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, and The Illustrated Man. He has won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the SFWA.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Air-Propelled Train - silent mass transit

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Big Flue

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Computer-Controlled House

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Electrical Grandmother (Robot Grandma) - more than a machine

I Sing The Body Electric! (1969)

Electronic-Eyed Snake

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Green Bullet - carry your mentor with you

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Happylife Home - visit to The Veldt

The Illustrated Man (1951)

Levitating Path

A Sound of Thunder (1952)

Mechanical Funeral

The Coffin (1947)

Mechanical Hound - a fireman's best friend

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Metal Foil Advertisement

The Illustrated Man (1951)

Odorophonics - scent player

The Illustrated Man (1951)

Parlor Wall (TV Parlor) - original big screen TV

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Robot Mice - tiny cleaning machines

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Robotic Dishwasher

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Salamander - it was a pleasure to burn

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Sand Ship

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Seashell Radio (Thimble Radios) - original walkman (or ear buds)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Spot-Wavex Scrambler - personalized mass media

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Suction Mail Tube

The Illustrated Man (1951)

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