“How did I get from Waukegan, Illinois, to Red Planet, Mars?”
Ray Bradbury asked that question in Zen in the Art of Writing ©1993, after the late spring of 1950 when The Martian Chronicles was published.
Now Bradbury Landing on Mars, Dandelion Crater on the Moon, and 9766 Bradbury asteroid, honor him in space. Mars Rover Landing Site named for sci-fi icon Ray Bradbury.
Free Bradbury posters and brochures in English and Spanish are available now
Ray Bradbury Centennial Posters honor Waukegan-born Ray Bradbury and educate students and everyone about his life and writing.
Three poster sets are being published through an Illinois Humanities grant. The poster sets are free for schools, libraries, and other public display!
- Set 1, “How did I get from Waukegan to Red Planet Mars?”, highlights places named for Ray Bradbury in Waukegan, Hollywood, on the Moon, and on Mars. The brochure describes the Centennial, his life, and his works relating to Waukegan.
- Set 2 celebrates Ray Bradbury and his love of libraries.
- Set 3 reflects on Ray Bradbury’s life and legacy, and commemorates the Ray Bradbury Centennial Celebration held on August 22, 2020.