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Bradbury to Get Hollywood Star

March 30, 2002

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ray Bradbury, the author of ``The Martian Chronicles″ and other classic science fiction novels, will receive the 2,193rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.

Mayor Jim Hahn, actor Charlton Heston and other officials were expected to attend the ceremony.

The ceremony will be the start of a monthlong reading campaign called ``One Book, One City L.A.″ Residents will be encouraged to read Bradbury’s ``Fahrenheit 451,″ the anti-censorship classic about a futuristic firefighter whose job is to burn books.

Bradbury, 81, has been a Los Angeles resident since he was a teen-ager. He sold newspapers on street corners while developing his writing career. Some of his most famous short stories, including ``The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,″ are set in the city.

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