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Biography of Ray Bradbury
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born In Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. He began writing in 1931 on butcher paper. Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938. He did not go to college, but furthered it by himself in the library at night and by day he type on his type writer. For four years he sold newspapers on the Los Angeles street corners. Bradbury's first story publication was "Hollerbochen's Dilemma," in was printed in 1938 in Imagination!. In 1939, Bradbury published four issues of Futuria Fantasia, his own fan magazine, contributing much of the published material himself. In 1941,"Pendulum" was Bradbury's first paid publication in Super Science Stories. Bradbury wrote "The Lake," in 1942, the story made him discover his distinctive writing style. By 1943 he started writing full-time, contributing short stories to periodicals. His short story "The Big Black and White Game" was selected for the Best American Short Stories In 1947 Bradbury married Marguerite McClure. He then gathered all of his best stories and published them in Dark Carnival, his first short story collection.His reputation as a science fiction writer was made known with the pubolication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950. Released in 1953, the novel Fahrenheit 451 was one of Bradbury's best-known works. Bradbury's work has been shown in the Best American Short Story collections for some of his stories from 1946, 1948, and 1952. He has been given the O. Henery Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award in 1954, the Aviation-Space Writer's Association Award, the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, and the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. Ray Bradbury's even was honored when Apollo the astronaut named the Dandelion Crater on the Moon after Bradbury's novel, Dandelion Wine. His other achievements include, writing the basic scenario for the U.S. Pavilion at the 1964 New York Worl's Fair, he created a metaphor for EPCOT, contributed to the conception of the Orbitron in Eruo-Disney, France, he was a creative consultant for the Jon Jerde Partnership, created the blueprints for Glendale Galleria, The Westside Pavilion in L.A., and Horton Plaza in San Diego. Ray Bradbury still writes and lectures in California where he lives.

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