Ray Bradbury Biography

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Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury (a telephone lineman for Waukegan Bureau of Power & Light and Esther Marie Bradbury. Ray lived in Waukegan, Illinois for six years until his family left to Tucson, Arizona in 1926.

When Ray Bradbury was eleven, he would be writing stories on butcher. Ray was very much into science fiction, horror movies, books, comic books, and magic acts.

At age 12, Ray read a newspaper headline reading "World Would End Tomorrow". Young Ray was all excited about this event so he and his brother packed a lunched and camped out on a ridge to see the end. They waited for some time and nothing happened. Disappointed, he and his brother left the ridge and went home. From that point on, Ray vowed to separate from religion. Why? Because he doesn't like a god who likes to see his people run in pseudo-terror.

In 1932, - after his father, Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, was laid off work because of the depression - his family moved to Los Angeles, California.

In 1935, at the age of fifteen, Ray would continue writing stories. Every once in a while he would send them to national magazines for print. (Wolfe 63) None of his work, at this time, was printed. Even though his work was never published, that didn't dispair him from his love of science fiction. With that, he joined the Los Angeles Science-Fiction Society. Later in the same year, Ray printed out his own magazine called Futura Fantasia. Futura Fantasia only consisted of Ray Bradbury's work. The magazine lasted for only four issues.

In 1938, Ray Bradbury finished High School at Los Angeles High School in Los Angeles, California. Nearly four years of trying...