The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury

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Harper Collins, Feb 21, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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Accomplished journalist Sam Weller met the 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 Bradbury's fascinating mind.

 

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Rosy and authorized biography of SF visionary Bradbury by Midwestern journalist Weller. The author does a snappy job of portraying the halcyon early days of Bradbury's success, though he rarely delves ... Read full review

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This guy was such a hero to me when I was growing up. Disappointing to read this biography about a great writer who never quite got the concept of growing up. Go figure. Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
the theory of evolution
38
the sorcerers apprentice
45
welcome back to the world
51
new frontiers
60
hooray for hollywood
69
learning to fly
77
futuria fantasia
88
the illustrated man
163
the golden apples of the sun
179
fahrenheit 451
198
the white whale
213
return to green town
233
something wicked
249
the american journey
262
remembering the future
278

pulp heroes
98
the poet of the pulps
105
down mexico way
121
dark carnival
131
love and marriage
145
the red planet
153
wicked redux
294
cathode ray
310
acknowledgments
333
selected bibliography
365
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About the author (2006)

Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and a two-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. He is the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow, 2005), and Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews (Melville House Publishers/Stop Smiling Books, 2010). Weller has written for the Paris Review, National Public Radio, and is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. His short fiction has been published in numerous journals and magazines.

Mort Castle is a horror author and a writing teacher who has published over 500 short stories. Twice a winner of the Black Quill award, seven times a Bram Stoker Award nominee, Castle edited On Writing Horror, the primary reference work for dark fiction authors. He lives near Chicago with Jane, his wife of 40 years.

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