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Starting in the far-flung future of 1999, expedition after expedition leaves Earth to investigate Mars. The Martians guard their mysteries well, but they are decimated by the diseases that arrive with the rockets. Colonists appear, most with ideas no more lofty than starting a hot-dog stand, and with no respect for the culture they've displaced. (© Amazon.com)


Author Biography:

Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of SF, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the inhabitants of the planets of a thousand distant stars.

Ray is a winner of the Nebula, Prometheus, O.Henry Memorial, Balrog, Bram Stoker, Benjamin Franklin, Aviation-Space Writers and World Fantasy (Lifetime Achievement) Awards. It's surely redundant to say he's a SFWA Grand Master. He has won the Gandalf Award for Lifetime Contribution to Fantasy (in 1980), and published his first story in 1941. A writer for TV, radio, theater and film, his credits including a script for the film Moby Dick. His show The Ray Bradbury Theatre is currently showing on the Sci-Fi Channel. Mel Gibson will star in and direct a new remake of Ray's classic Fahrenheit 451, slated for release in 1999. More... (© Dragon*Con)

Websites about Ray Bradbury:

  • Audio Interview with Ray Bradbury (with Don Swaim ; 1992 and 1993)
    Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, and The Martian Chronicles, talks with Don Swaim on two occasions about the difference between writing novels and writing screenplays, conquering his fear of flying, and his life of writing.
    http://wiredforbooks.org/raybradbury/index.html (Wired for Books; )

  • Ray Bradbury
    Author web site
    http://www.raybradbury.com/ (Ray Bradbury; )

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