5 interesting facts about ray bradbury

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5 interesting facts about ray bradbury

The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury by Sam Weller

Accomplished 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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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ray Bradbury

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.

Yay for fun facts!! Especially since I didn't know any off them!! I feel like Ray is just one of those endlessly interesting people. But you'd have to be to write those types of books! Such a great post!


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.

For such a visionary futurist whose predictions for the future often came true, Ray Bradbury was rather old-fashioned in many ways. In honor of what would be Bradbury's 97th birthday, check out a few fascinating facts about the literary genius. Most teenagers get a first job bagging groceries or slinging burgers. I went every Wednesday for the broadcast and then I wrote shows and gave them to George Burns. They only used one—but they did use it, it was for the end of the show. At the age of 22, Bradbury finally summoned up the courage to ask a girl out for the first time ever.

Credited with writing 27 novels and over short stories, his motivation was the sheer joy of creation. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life. He was given the middle name Douglas in homage to the swashbuckling silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks. His most eclectic relatives included the American Shakespeare scholar Douglas Spaulding and Mary Bradbury, who was tried at one of the Salem witch trials in


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    Every month in I research a different author and share the most interesting facts I find in a blog post.

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    10 Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury be Bradbury's 97th birthday, check out a few fascinating facts about the literary genius.

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