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Famous Gravesites For Sci-Fi Fans

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Having covered the Big Four of horror here and the Big Five of fantasy here, we present you with the final part of this series – the Big Five of Science Fiction.  We’ll start with the Godfather of science fiction, Jules Verne. Born in Nantes, France, in 1828, Jules Verne pursued a writing career after finishing law school. He hit his stride after meeting publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who nurtured many of the works that would comprise the author’s Voyages Extraordinaires. Often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction,” Verne wrote books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they were practical realities. Although he died in 1905, his works continued to be published well after his death, and he became the second most translated author in the world. Jules Verne gravesite – Cimetière de la Madeleine, Amiens, France. Map here. (Credit: Listverse) Our list continues at the link below. 

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Ray Bradbury – While most famous for writing his smash hit novel “Fahrenheit 451,” one of (if not the) greatest dystopian science fiction novel of all time, Bradbury wrote a lot of science fiction and fantasy and was a major influence to literally thousands of future science fiction writers. Not only was “Fahrenheit 451” one of the best science fiction novels of all time, but “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “Dandelion Wine,” and “The Martian Chronicles” are all works that each were amazing enough to make an author’s career, and Bradbury was the author of all of them. If you really want to read an awesome story collection, try Bradbury’s collection of of 100 short stories. The surprising thing about this collection is that 100 of the 100 stories are… excellent. It’s like when Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ACDC, or Van Halen were at their peak cranking out albums with hits from start to finish. Unreal. You can find the link at the bottom of this post. Ray Bradbury’s gravesite – Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. Map here. (Credit – Listverse)

 

 

 

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H.G. Wells – Born in England in 1866, H.G. Wells’s parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. His later work focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946. Wells’ sci-fi and fiction is pretty good stuff, especially the classics and you should read every one if you want a good background in science fiction. H.G. Wells’ gravesite – Golders Green Crematorium, London, United Kingdom. Map here

 

 

Isaac Asimov – Born on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi, Russia, Isaac Asimov immigrated with his family to the United States and became a biochemistry professor while pursuing writing. He published his first novel, Pebble in the Sky, in 1950. An immensely prolific author who penned nearly 500 books, he published influential sci-fi works like I, Robot and the Foundation trilogy, as well as books in a variety of other genres. Asimov died in New York City on April 6, 1992. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for Mr. Asimov’s burial plot, you’re out of luck because he was cremated and the ashes scattered. (biography.com)

 

 

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Frank Herbert –  (1920-1986) created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, DUNE. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 million copies. Note that his work on Dune led to Star Wars and there are many similarities in the two franchises. I’m in the beginning of reading the entire Dune series and there are around 30 novels and short stories total. Scroll down this page here and look on the right side for the complete list. I’ve read some of the prequels and they were excellent and I’ve heard that the later books coming after Dune get really weird as if Herbert kind of lost his way. This is the one author we were unable to find any information on his grave location. It appears that it has been kept out of the public eye. If you know where it is, do let us know in the comments below!  (Credit: Dunenovels.com)

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