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Ray Bradbury

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury is one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century. His avowed classics include The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, I Sing the Body Electric!, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Fahrenheit 451.

Bradbury's work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections. He has been awarded the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr. Bradbury at the National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City.

He has been nominated for an Academy Award (for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright), and has won an Emmy Award (for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree). He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's Ray Bradbury Theater. He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro-Disney, France.

A full-time writer for over 60 years, he has written screenplays and television scripts, and he continues to write and publish short stories and novels.

Of particular interest to collectors is A Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers, our exclusive Bradbury hardcover collection containing new poetry, fiction, essays, and other oddities and fancies.