Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is an American science fiction author who is best known for writing “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451”. He was born in Illinois in 1920. An avid reader and writer since childhood, it’s no wonder Bradbury grew up to be a best selling author.


Two of Bradbury’s early novels, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “Dandelion Wine” are described as semi-autobiographical. In the late 1930’s, Bradbury began publishing short stories in various “fanzines” and, in 1941, he was paid for an entry in the magazine “Super Science Stories”. By 1943, he was a full-time writer [publishing stories in various science fiction magazines. In 1950, he published a compilation of fantasy short stories called “The Martian Chronicles” and in 1953, his dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” hit the bookshelves. In addition to writing short stories and novels, Bradbury has written for screenplays, teleplays, and radio as well as published some poetry and plays.


Twenty-seven of Ray Bradbury’s stories were adapted into comics by Al Feldstein in the 1950’s. In addition, many of his stories were remade for television on shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “CBS Television Workshop.” In 1980, Rock Hudson starred in the small screen miniseries based on “The Martian Chronicles.” In 1953, “It Came from Outer Space” was made into a movie directed by Jack Arnold. “Fahrenheit 451” also hit the big screen in 1966 and a remake is in the works. In addition to the movies, “Fahrenheit 451” also graced the stage when the Pandemonium Theater Company brought it to Burbank’s Flacon Theater.