The Bradbury Chronicles
The Life of Ray Bradbury
By Sam Weller
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060545840, 432pp.)
Publication Date: March 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Accomplished journalist Sam Weller met the Ray Bradbury while writing a cover story for the Chicago Tribune Magazine and spent hundreds of hours interviewing Bradbury, his editors, family members, and longtime friends. With unprecedented access to private archives, he uncovered never–before–published letters, documents, and photographs that help tell the story of this literary genius and his remarkable creative journey. The result is a richly textured, detailed biography that illuminates the origins and accomplishments of Bradbury's fascinating mind.
Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and a two-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. He is the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow, 2005), and Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews (Melville House Publishers/Stop Smiling Books, 2010). Weller has written for the Paris Review, National Public Radio, and is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. His short fiction has been published in numerous journals and magazines.
Mort Castle is a horror author and a writing teacher who has published over 500 short stories. Twice a winner of the Black Quill award, seven times a Bram Stoker Award nominee, Castle edited On Writing Horror, the primary reference work for dark fiction authors. He lives near Chicago with Jane, his wife of 40 years.
“For Bradbury fans, THE BRADBURY CHRONICLES is essential. . . . [A]n engaging, often fascinating tale.”
-New York Times Book Review
“A fascinating look at a man’s work -- and the incredible evolution of an alien subgenre.”
“A highly readable story . . . informative, enjoyable, and inspiring.”
-School Library Journal