As a young boy, Ray Bradbury always had a wild and vivid imagination. As he matured, he developed his own unique writing style and became a pioneer of science fiction and fantasy literature. Bradbury took his fascination with space, magic, and mystery and created new worlds that have captivated readers for decades. In addition to his literary success, Bradbury also pursued projects in both broadcasting and architecture. Since his first work was published in 1938, Bradbury has had more than 500 literary works published. Beginning his career with short science fiction stories, Bradbury successfully made the transition to novels with the publication of The Martian Chronicles. Shortly after, he followed with The Illustrated Man and Fahrenheit 451, which came to be known as Bradbury's greatest work. In this new title in the "Authors Teens Love" series, author Wendy Mass examines Bradbury's life and career, offering accessible insight into the works of this master of fantasy fiction. Book jacket.