Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury (a telephone lineman for Waukegan Bureau of Power & Light [Wolfe 62, http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.ht m]) and Esther Marie Bradbury (a Swedish immigrant [Snodgrass 73]).
Ray lived in Waukegan, Illinois for six years until his family left to Tucson, Arizona in 1926. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm. When Ray Bradbury was eleven, he would be writing stories on butcher. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) Ray was very much into science fiction, horror movies, books, comic books, and magic acts. (Snodgrass 73) At age 12, Ray read a newspaper headline reading “World Would End Tomorrow”. (Tucson 1932) Young Ray was all excited about this event so he and his brother packed a lunched and camped out on a ridge to see the end. They waited for some time and nothing happened. Disappointed, he and his brother left the ridge and went home. From that point on, Ray vowed to separate from religion.
Why? Because he doesn’t like a god who likes to see his people run in pseudo-terror. (Vollmer) In 1932, – after his father, Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, was laid off work because of the depression – his family moved to Los Angeles, California. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) In 1935, at the age of fifteen, Ray would continue writing stories. Every once in a while he would send them to national magazines for print. (Wolfe 63) None of his work, at this time, was printed. Even though his work was never published, that didn’t dispair him from his love of science fiction. With that, he joined the Los Angeles Science-Fiction Society. (Snodgrass 73) Later in the same year, Ray printed out his own magazine called Futura Fantasia. Futura Fantasia only consisted of Ray Bradbury’s work.
Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was a dreamer. Bradbury had a skill at putting his dreams onto paper, and into books. He dreams dreams of magic and transformation, good and evil, small-town America and the canals of Mars. His dreams are not only popular, but durable. His work consists of short stories, which are not hard to publish, and keep in the public eye. His stories have stayed in print for nearly ...
The magazine lasted for only four issues. (Snodgrass 73) In 1938, Ray Bradbury finished High School at Los Angeles High School in Los Angeles, California. (McNelly 918) Nearly four years of trying to have one of this stories being published, Ray has his fist printing with Imagination! Magazine and the story called Hollerbochen’s Dilemma. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) This was a big break for Ray. He had never had a piece of work of his being printed. Some of Ray’s influences have been ” … L. Frank Baum’s magic land of Oz, the never-never Africa of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes, and Barsoom, Burroughs’ impossible, romantic Mars …
“. (McNelly 918) But with even these writers, his biggest influence was not of a writer, but of a magician act of a passing circus. The act was called Mr. Electrico. “Mr. Electrico sat in his electric chair, being fired with ten billion volts of pure blue sizzling power. Reaching out into the audience, his eyes flaming.
His white hair standing on end, sparks leaping between his smiling teeth, he brushed his Excalibur sword over the heads of the children, knighting them with fire. When he came to me, he tapped me on both shoulders and then the tip of my nose. The lightning jumped into me. Mr. Electrico cried ‘Live Forever!’ A few weeks later he started writing my first short story about the planet Mars. From that time to this, I have never stopped.
God bless Mr. Electrico, the catalyst, wherever he is” (McNelly 918) The short story that Ray is talking about is “Pendulum” which he sold (his very first sale) to Super Science Story (November 1941 issue) on his 21st Birthday. (Collier’s Encyclopedia 398) Now that he had his dream bubble has popped, his imagination is open to everything and he can write with more courage than he did before. A year after “Pendulum” sold, he wrote the 1942 “The Lake” in which Ray found his unique writing skill. Then a decade later, he wrote “The Martian Chronicles” and he soon found himself famous. (McNelly 918) (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) Around this time, Ray Bradbury’s stories where everywhere. From the local library to the nearest store.
Ray Bradbury is one of the most well known science fiction writers of the twentieth century. His stories have been used on television, radio , theater, film, newspapers, and have been published in every major American magazine (Bradbury 205). His style of writing as seen in Th Martian Chronicals leaves many unanswered questions so the readers's imagination is left to wander at all the ...
From the bookstand to home. Word of mouth. Finally, in your own television. “His stories have appeared on ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Alcoa Premiere,’ ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents,’ and ‘The Ray Bradbury Theater.'”. (Snodgrass 73) By this time, he was not only famous in the United States, but in the whole world. (McNelly 917-922) Ray Bradbury isn’t just work and no play. He did marry a Mcguerite McClure on September 27, 1947.
Together they had four children; Alexandria, Betina, Romona, and Susan,. (Wolfe 61) In the present, Ray Bradbury lives in California with his wife. He still does what he thrives for: writing. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) His work has spanned nearly six decades. He has written thousands of stories, several dozen books and hundreds of poems. Not only is Ray Bradbury a man of imagination, but a man of action. He goes to meetings, banquets and has been sot after for lecturing to young adults about not wasting their lives and give them courage to conquer their fears just like Me.
Electrico did for him. There is one irony about Ray Bradbury, in this books, he loves to write about the future but in real life, he hates technology. (McNelly 917-922) WORKS CITES PAGE “Bradbury, Ray” Collier’s Encyclopedia 1993 ed. “Ray Bradbury Biography” ( 12-4-95) http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.ht m (April 10. 2000) Snodgrass, Mary Ellen “Bradbury, Ray” Encyclopedia of Utopian Literature Santa Barbara ABC-CLIO, 1995, 73-75 McNelly,Willis E. “Ray Bradbury” “Science Fiction Writers” Ed. Bleiler EF New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1982, 171-178 McNelly,Willis E.
“Ray Bradbury” “Supernatural Fiction Writers” Ed. Bleiler EF New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1985, 917-923 Vollmer, Clay P. “Ray Bradbury on Creativity in the Future” http://www.cl.uh.edu/futureweb/bradbury.html (April 10, 2000) Wolfe, Gary K. “Ray Bradbury” Dictionary of Literature Biography Volume: 8 Twentieth-Century American Science Fiction Writers Ed. David Cowart Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1981, 61-76.
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