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Ron Miller is the featured illustrator for Ray the Buffalo and Friends' book series. 


Ron is an illustrator and author specializing in science, astronomy, science fiction and fantasy. In addition to providing artwork for many magazine and book publishers, his special interest is in exciting young people about science and in recent years has focused on writing books for young adults. To date he has more than fifty titles to his credit.


Ron lives in South Boston, Virginia. Before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1977, Ron was art director for the National Air & Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. Prior to this he was a commercial advertising illustrator. His primary work today entails the writing and illustration of books specializing in astronomical, astronautical and science fiction subjects. His work has also appeared on scores of book jackets, book interiors and in magazines such as National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Sky & Telescope, Newsweek, Natural History, Discover, Geo, etc.

Ron's books include the Hugo-nominated The Grand Tour, Cycles of Fire, In the Stream of Stars, and The History of Earth. All of them have been Book-of-the-Month Club Feature Selections (as well as selections of the Science, Quality Paperback and Astronomy Book Clubs) and have seen numerous translations. They have received many commendations and awards as well.  His "Worlds Beyond" series received the prestigious American Institute of Physics Award of Excellence, The Art of Chesley Bonestell, received a Hugo Award and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has called The Grand Tour "a modern classic".

He has also designed postage stamps and worked on motion pictures as a production designer and special effects artist.

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