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Remembering Ray: Gifts for Ray Bradbury fans

These writerly products make perfect gifts for fellow Bradbury fans – or for yourself. 

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Ray Bradbury was born 101 years ago this August. Best known for his beloved novel Fahrenheit 451 as well as his widely anthologized short stories, Bradbury had a profound influence on American speculative fiction. “Without Ray Bradbury, there would be no Stephen King,” King once wrote.

These writerly products make perfect gifts for fellow Bradbury fans – or for yourself. 

 

Dinosaur tee

“I never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, slideshows or gorillas,” reads the Bradbury quote on this T-shirt, available in seven colors. “When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

$23.50, etsy.com/shop/eichendesign

 

Hot socks

The design on these socks from Out of Print is inspired by Bradbury’s most famous work, Fahrenheit 451, and features one of the book’s most well-known quotes: “It was a pleasure to burn.” (T-shirts in both men’s and women’s styles are also available.)

$12, outofprint.com

 

Illustrating The Illustrated Man

 

The Folio Society edition of Bradbury’s second collection of short stories features dramatic illustrations by Marc Burckhardt and an introduction by Margaret Atwood. A Folio edition of another collection, Something Wicked This Way Comes, is also available at the same price.

$64.95, foliosociety.com

 

Portrait print

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture,” reads this print, created by artist Ryan Sheffield. “Just get people to stop reading them.”

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$15, etsy.com/shop/RyanSheffield

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