Table of Contents for Becoming Ray Bradbury


Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(6)
Part I Awakenings
7(44)
1 From the Nursery to the Library
9(7)
2 L.A. High and the Science Fiction League
16(5)
3 Hannes Bok and the Lorelei
21(5)
4 NYCon 1939
26(7)
5 Futuria Fantasia
33(7)
6 From the Fanzines to the Prozines
40(5)
7 Early Disappointments: The Science Fiction Pulps
45(6)
Part II The Road to Autumn's House
51(46)
8 Living in Two Worlds
53(6)
9 Reading about Writing
59(5)
10 Early Mentors: Hamilton, Williamson, and Brackett
64(6)
11 "Chrysalis": Bradbury and Henry Kuttner
70(5)
12 A New World of Reading
75(6)
13 An Emerging Sense of Critical Judgment
81(6)
14 On the Shoulders of Giants
87(6)
15 The Road to Autumn's House
93(4)
Part III The Fear of Death Is Death
97(54)
16 Exploring the Human Mind
99(5)
17 Exploring the Human Condition
104(6)
18 With the Blessings of His Mentors
110(4)
19 New Stories and New Opportunities
114(5)
20 Life and Death in Mexico
119(7)
21 Transitions: Bradbury and Don Congdon
126(5)
22 The Power of Love
131(4)
23 From Arkham to New York
135(6)
24 Obsessed with Perfection
141(5)
25 Dark Carnival
146(5)
Part IV The Tyranny of Words
151(68)
26 Lifetime Partnerships
153(7)
27 The Illinois Novel
160(6)
28 Bradbury and Modernity
166(7)
29 Modernist Alternatives
173(6)
30 Finding His Own Way
179(6)
31 The Anthology Game
185(7)
32 Paradise Postponed
192(6)
33 Broadening Horizons
198(8)
34 The Miracle Year: Winter and Spring
206(5)
35 The Miracle Year: Summer and Fall
211(8)
Part V The Last Night of the World
219(70)
36 Critical Praise, Private Worries
221(6)
37 New York, 1951
227(5)
38 Controversial Fictions
232(8)
39 New Worlds: Graphic and Television Adaptations
240(5)
40 The Wheel of Fortune
245(4)
41 Joe Mugnaini and The Golden Apples of the Sun
249(8)
42 Bantam and Ballantine
257(4)
43 Hollywood at Last
261(7)
44 Political Controversy
268(7)
45 Fahrenheit 451
275(6)
46 The Last Night of the World
281(8)
Notes 289(16)
Index 305