Ray Bradbury (1920 -)
Science fiction writer.
He was born in Waukegan, Illinois, eventually moving to Los Angeles in 1934. His first book, the collection Dark Carnival, was published in 1947.
Notable works include:
- Fahrenheit 451
- R is for Rocket
- The Illustrated Man
- The Martian Chronicles
- Dandelion Wine
- Something Wicked this Way Comes
He has also worked on screenplays, including Moby Dick (1956) and King of Kings (1961), both directed by John Huston. Bradbury wrote the voice-over narration for King of Kings, notably Christ's final monologue, but did not receive screen credit.
His short story "The Foghorn", in which a sea monster mistakes a foghorn for the mating cry of a female, was adapted into the film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms in 1953. In addition to other film adaptations of his work, many of his stories were adapted by EC comics in the 1950s.