Ray Bradbury: Short Stories

Awards and honors

The Ray Bradbury Award for excellency in screenwriting was occasionally presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – presented to six people on four occasions from 1992 to 2009.[99] Beginning 2010, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation is presented annually according to Nebula Awards rules and procedures, although it is not a Nebula Award.[100] The revamped Bradbury Award replaced the Nebula Award for Best Script.

  • In 1971, an impact crater on Earth's moon was named "Dandelion Crater" by the Apollo 15 astronauts, in honor of Bradbury's novel Dandelion Wine.
  • In 1984, he received the Prometheus Award for Fahrenheit 451.
  • Ray Bradbury Park was dedicated in Waukegan, Illinois in 1990. He was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park contains locations described in Dandelion Wine, most notably the "113 steps". In 2009, an interpretive panel designed by artist Michael Pavelich was added to the park detailing the history of Ray Bradbury and Ray Bradbury Park.[101]
  • An asteroid discovered in 1992 was named "9766 Bradbury" in his honor.
  • In 1994, he received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.
  • In 1994, he won an Emmy Award for the screenplay, The Halloween Tree.
  • In 2000, he was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.[102]
  • For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Bradbury was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 1, 2002.[103]
  • In 2003, he received an honorary doctorate from Woodbury University where he presented the Ray Bradbury Creativity Award each year at Woodbury University until his death.[104]
  • On November 17, 2004, Bradbury received of the National Medal of Arts, presented by President George W. Bush and Laura Bush.[105]
  • Bradbury received a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement at the 1977 World Fantasy Convention and was named Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy at the 1980 World Science Fiction Convention.[106] In 1989 the Horror Writers Association gave him the fourth or fifth Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in horror fiction[107] and the Science Fiction Writers of America made him its 10th SFWA Grand Master.[108] He won a First Fandom Hall of Fame Award in 1996[109] and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted him in 1999, its fourth class of two deceased and two living writers.[110]
  • In 2005 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by the National University of Ireland, Galway at a conferring ceremony in Los Angeles.
  • On April 14, 2007, Bradbury received the Sir Arthur Clarke Award's Special Award, given by Clarke to a recipient of his choice.
  • On April 16, 2007, Bradbury received a special citation by the Pulitzer Prize jury "for his distinguished, prolific, and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy."[111]
  • In 2007, Bradbury received the French Commandeur Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal.[112]
  • In 2008, he was named SFPA Grandmaster.[113]
  • On May 17, 2008, Bradbury received the inaugural J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction, presented by the UCR Libraries at the 2008 Eaton Science Fiction Conference, "Chronicling Mars".[114]
  • In 2009, Ray Bradbury was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Columbia College Chicago.[115]
  • In 2010, Spike TV Scream Awards Comic-Con Icon Award went to Ray Bradbury
  • In 2012, the NASA Curiosity rover landing site (4°35′22″S 137°26′30″E / 4.5895°S 137.4417°E / -4.5895; 137.4417)[116][117] on the planet Mars was named "Bradbury Landing".[118][119]
  • On December 6, 2012, the Los Angeles street corner at 5th and Flower Streets was named in his honor.[120]
  • On February 24, 2013, Bradbury was honored during the 85th Academy Awards in the 'In Memoriam' segment.[121]

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