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.
'The bitter irony of The Martian Chronicles is both stark and shocking' Guardian 'The laureate of science fiction' Manchester Evening News 'The king of science fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Bradbury has a remarkable range of intensity and vision' Sunday Times