Ron Miller (artist and author)

Ron Miller (artist and author)

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name = Ron Miller
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birth_date = Birth date and age|1947|5|8
birth_place = Minneapolis, Minnesota flagicon|USA
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education = Bachelor of Fine Arts
occupation = Artist and Author
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Ron Miller (b. May 8, 1947 - Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an artist and author who lives and works in South Boston, Virginia in the United States of America. His current work is primarily the writing and illustration of books specializing in astronomical, astronautical and science fiction subjects for young adults.

Miller holds a BFA from Columbus, Ohio, [ College of Art and Design] . He worked as a commercial artist and designer for six years, before taking a position as art director for the National Air & Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. He left there in 1977 to became a freelance illustrator and author; to date he has nearly forty book titles to his credit, and his illustrations have appeared on scores of book jackets, book interiors and in magazines such as National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Analog, Starlog, Air & Space, Sky & Telescope, Newsweek, Natural History, Discover, Geo, etc.

Miller has translated and illustrated new editions of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" as well as a companion/atlas to Verne's works, "Extraordinary Voyages". He has acted as a consultant on Verne for Walt Disney Imagineering and [ A&E Television Network's] Biography series. Miller's book "The Dream Machines", a comprehensive 744-page history of manned spacecraft, was nominated for the International Astronautical Federation's Manuscript Award and won the Booklist Editor's Choice Award. His original paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Pushkin Museum (Moscow).

He designed a set of ten commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service. He has been a production illustrator for motion pictures, notably "Dune" and "Total Recall"; and he designed and co-directed the computer-generated show ride film, Impact!

Miller has taken part in international space art workshops and exhibitions, including seminal sessions held in Iceland and the Soviet Union. He was invited by the Soviet government to the 30th anniversary celebration of the launch of Sputnik, and has lectured on space art and space history in the U.S., France, Japan, Italy and Great Britain. He was featured on Hour 25 Science Fiction Radio program in early 2003.

Ron Miller is co-administrator of [ Bonestell Space Art] , which controls the copyright to Chesley Bonestell's artworks, arranges exhibitions etc, and maintains a vast collection of Bonestell memorabilia. His book "The Art of Chesley Bonestell" received a Hugo Award in [ 2002] ; other books have received awards, including a Silver Award for best fiction from ForeWord magazine and the Violet Crown Award from the [ Writer's League of Texas] . His "Worlds Beyond" series received the [ American Institute of Physics] Award of Excellence. "The Grand Tour", has gone through three editions, multiple printings, several translations, was a Hugo Award nominee and has sold over 250,000 copies. It was also a twice a Book-of-the-Month feature selection. Other books have been selections of the Science, Quality Paperback and Science Fiction Book Clubs.

Miller has been on the faculty of the [ International Space University] . He is a contributing editor for [ Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine] ; a member of the [ International Academy of Astronautics] ; a Life Member, Fellow and past Trustee of the International Association of Astronomical Artists; an Honorary Member of the [ Sociétè Jules Verne (Paris)] ; a Member of the [ North American Jules Verne Society] and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

Books Written or Co-written by Ron Miller

*The Space Art Poster Book (Stackpole, 1979)
*Space Art (Starlog, 1979)
*The Grand Tour (Workman, 1981; revised edition, 1993; revised edition, 2005)
*Worlds Beyond: The Art of Chesley Bonestell (Donning, 1983)
*Out of the Cradle (Workman, 1984)
*Cycles of Fire (Workman, 1987)
*Stars and Planets (Doubleday, 1987)
*Decalcomania--A Tourist's Handbook and Guide (Black Cat Press, 1987)
*Mathematics (Doubleday, 1989)
*20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Unicorn, 1988)
*In the Stream of Stars (Workman, 1990)
*The Bronwyn Trilogy: Palaces & Prisons, Silk & Steel, Hearts & Armor (Ace, 1991-1992)
*The History of Earth (Workman, 1992)
*The Dream Machines (Krieger, 1993)
*Extraordinary Voyages (Black Cat Press, 1994)
*BrainQuest (Workman, 1994)
*Firebrands (Paper Tiger, 1998)
*20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Dorling Kindersley, 1998)
*The History of Rockets (Grolier, 1999)
*Bradamant (Timberwolf, 2000)
*The History of Science Fiction (Grolier, 2001)
*The Art of Chesley Bonestell (Paper Tiger, 2001)
*Palaces & Prisons (Timberwolf Press, 2001)
*Silk & Steel (Timberwolf Press, 2002)
*Hearts & Armor (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*Mermaids & Meteors (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*Velda (Timberwolf Press, 2003)
*Worlds Beyond (eleven-book series, Millbrook Press, 2002-2005)
*Special Effects in the Movies (Millbrook Press, 2006)
*The Elements (Millbrook Press, 2004)
*13 Steps to Velda (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*Captain Judikah (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*Pathetic Selections (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*Journey to the Center of the Earth (Black Cat Press, 2005)
*The Conquest of Space (four-book series, Millbrook Press, 2007-2008)
*Extreme Wonders: Aircraft (Hylas Publishing, 2007)
*Digital Art (Millbrook Press, 2007-2008)

External links

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* [ Postage Stamp Designs for U.S. Postal Service]
* [ Work on movie "Dune"]
* [ Interview on Hour 25]
* [ Interview with Chevalier Editions]
* [ Hugo Awards]
* [ Ron Miller website]
* [ Bonestell Space Art]

NAME=Miller, Ron
DATE OF BIRTH=May 8, 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH=Minneapolis, Minnesota

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