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'Over the Clouds' Painting by Don Maitz for Cover Art of Ray Bradbury's 'Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy & S Is for Space' Added to 'Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame' at MoPOP

Over the Clouds, used as cover art for Ray Bradbury’s Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy & S Is for Space, 1990. Painting by Don Maitz, 1988. (Allen Family Collection)
'Over the Clouds,' used as cover art for Ray Bradbury’s 'Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy & S Is for Space,' 1990. Painting by Don Maitz, 1988. (Allen Family Collection)

Over the Clouds, a painting by Don Maitz for the cover art of Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame member Ray Bradbury's Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy & S Is for Space has been added to the walls at MoPOP.

Bradbury was a beloved author whose career touched on science fiction, fantasy, horror, and beyond. An avid reader of fiction, he began publishing original stories in fanzines in 1938 and created his own, Futuria Fantasia, in 1939. His evocative work soon found significant acclaim in the popular pulp magazines of the day. As his reputation as a poetic writer grew, his stories were featured in mainstream magazines such as Esquire and Saturday Evening Post, a significant breakthrough for a science fiction author at that time. 

Over the Clouds, used as cover art for Ray Bradbury’s Classic Stories 2: From A Medicine for Melancholy and S Is for Space, 1990. Painting by Don Maitz, 1988. (Allen Family Collection)

'Over the Clouds,' used as cover art for Ray Bradbury’s 'Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy & S Is for Space,' 1990. Painting by Don Maitz, 1988. (Allen Family Collection)

Classic Stories 2: Selections From A Medicine for Melancholy S Is for Space contains a collection of 31 stories of fantasy and sci-fi from Bradbury. His prolific writing ranged from novels to poetry, theater, and television, and film. Bradbury won the Nebula Grand Master Award in 1989 for his lifetime achievements. 


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