Moved with family from Waukegan, IL to Los Angeles, CA
Published his first story "Hollerbochen's Dilemma" in the fan magazine <i>Imagination!</i>
Launched his own fan magazine <i>Futuria Fantasia</i>; published four issues
Wrote notable short stories "The Watchers" (1945), "Invisible Boy" (1945), and "The Small Assassin" (1947)
Published breakthrough collection of sci-fi short stories <i>The Martian Chronicles</i>
Released his seminal novel, the dystopian satire <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>
Co-wrote feature film adaptation of the Herman Melville classic "Moby Dick," directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck; later described experience as "the worst six months of my life"
Published semi-autobiographical <i>Dandelion Wine</i>
Wrote the influential fantasy-horror novel <i>Something Wicked This Way Comes</i>
Penned the 100th episode of "The Twilight Zone" (CBS) titled "I Sing the Body Electric"
Writer and director François Truffaut adapted his novel into the feature film "Fahrenheit 451"
NBC aired "The Martian Chronicles" miniseries based on his short stories
Wrote and hosted the anthology series "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (HBO, USA Network)
Published the non-fiction book <i>Zen in the Art of Writing</i>
Wrote the TV-movie "It Came from Outer Space II" that aired on the Sci Fi Channel
Received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush
Made acting debut with a cameo in "Rich and Famous"
Published final novel <i>Farewell Summer</i>
Released the anthologies <i>Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2</i> and <i>We'll Always Have Paris: Stories</i>