One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.
`No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas - with discipline' Sunday Telegraph
'Let us now praise Ray Bradbury, the uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction.' The Times
'It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination' Spectator
`Bradbury is an authentic original' Time Magazine