Biographical / Historical
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction.
Bradbury is best known for writing the iconic dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, “The Martian Chronicles” (1950), “The Illustrated Man” (1951), and “I Sing the Body Electric” (1969). While most of his best known work is in fantasy fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel “Dandelion Wine” (1957) and the fictionalized memoir “Green Shadows, White Whale” (1992). Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including “Moby Dick” and “It Came from Outer Space”. Many of his works were adapted into comic book, television, and film formats. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation
Nelson Slade Bond (November 23, 1908 – November 4, 2006) was an American author who wrote extensively for books, magazines, radio, television and the stage. The 1998 recipient of the Nebula Author Emeritus award for lifetime achievement, Bond was a pioneer in early science fiction and fantasy. His published fiction is mainly short stories, most of which appeared in pulp magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. Many were published in “Blue Book” magazine. He is noted for his "Lancelot Biggs" series of stories and for his "Meg the Priestess" tales.