In 1950, Bradbury finally had a breakthrough with the publication of The Martian Diaries. This work would be the beginning of Bradbury’s reputation as a legendary science fiction writer. The book was to set Bradbury’s tone for many of his future works. It focuses on a human colony on the planet Mars and humans interactions with Martians. This highlighted Bradbury’s love of outer space and interest in extraterrestrial life. In 1953, Bradbury released another hit, Fahrenheit 451. This book, dealing with censorship and the banning of books, became an immediate classic and further solidified Ray Bradbury’s lengendary status.