The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury by Sam WellerAccomplished journalist Sam Weller met the author Ray Bradbury while writing a cover story for the Chicago Tribune Magazine and spent hundreds of hours interviewing Bradbury, his editors, family members, and longtime friends. With unprecedented access to private archives, he uncovered never–before–published letters, documents, and photographs that help tell the story of this literary genius and his remarkable creative journey. The result is a richly textured, detailed biography that illuminates the origins and accomplishments of Bradburys fascinating mind.
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The American novelist Ray Bradbury has more to his credit than just novels. He was also a poet, playwright, short story writer and essayist. Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, His father, Leonard Spaulding Bradbury was a lineman for power and phone utilities and his mother, Ester Moberg Bradbury was a Swedish immigrant. Ray led a rather peaceful childhood, which he later mentioned in a number of semi-autobiographical novels. During his younger years, Ray was a huge admirer of magicians and fantasy fiction, some of his favorite writers being Jules Verne , Frank Baum and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Bradbury often told of an encounter with a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in as a notable influence. Wreathed in static electricity, Mr. After Mr. Electrico introduced him to the other performers in the carnival, he told Bradbury that he was a reincarnation of his best friend who died in World War I. I have written every single day of my life since that day.
Topics: Science Fiction. Ray Bradbury revolutionized science fiction, bringing it to the forefront of American pop culture. He inspired and continues to inspire countless innovators and creatives who have come after him. Stine, and Neil Gaiman. Here are six interesting facts about the man who unlocked the doors to America's imagination. He told journalist and biographer Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles , "I have what might be called almost total recall back to my birth. This is a thing I have debated with psychologists and with friends over the years.
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Every month in I research a different author and share the most interesting facts I find in a blog post. Each author biography blog post is accompanied by a more detailed video with complete stories. Ray Bradbury was the quintessential boy nerd: somewhat isolated, dangerously near-sighted, interested in books, movies, and visiting the library above all else. He got his love of movies from his mother and his love of books from his father. Ray was nicknamed Shorty and had an athletic older brother nicknamed Skip. They all encouraged his young, creative mind and would help fuel the creative genius to come.