Ray Bradbury, now nearly 90, is one of the most renowned and bestselling American short-story writers, whose contribution to science fiction has been described as 'prolific, distinguished, deeply influential ... and unmatched' (Pulitzer board). His novels - notably The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes - have achieved classic status. His fan base is enormous, spanning both the science-fiction community and the general public, and he is popular with adults and children alike. His work contains multitudes:dystopian fantasy, science and speculative fiction, mystery and horror. Introducer Biography: Christopher Buckley is an American political satirist and novelist whose books include Thank You for Smoking, Supreme Courtship and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir.