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Ron Miller (born May 8, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an artist and author who lives and works in South Boston, Virginia in the United States. 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 more than fifty 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, Science et Vie, Newsweek, Natural History, Discover, GEO and others.

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. One of the stamps in the Space Exploration series (1991), is credited with helping inspire the New Horizons mission to that planet. The Pluto stamp was attached to the spacecraft before launch. 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, Comet 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.

An authority on the work of the famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, 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 Writers' 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 twice a Book-of-the-Month feature selection. Other books have been selections of the Science, Quality Paperback and Science Fiction Book Clubs. Most recently, his book, Digital Art, was listed on the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Nonfiction Honor List.

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.

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Total Books: 133
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet Interviews with Stars from Hollywood's Golden Era
Mystery Classics on Film The Adaptation of 65 Novels and Stories
Spaceships An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined
Conversations with Classic Film Stars Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era
2016 - Conversations with Classic Film Stars Interviews From Hollywood's Golden Era [Screen Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780813167107
ISBN-10: 0813167108
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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The Art of Space
2014 - The Art of Space (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780760346563
ISBN-10: 0760346569
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment
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What's in Your Garage
2014 - What's in Your Garage (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781937260859
ISBN-10: 1937260852
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Curiosity's Mission on Mars Exploring the Red Planet
2014 - Curiosity's Mission on Mars Exploring the Red Planet [Nonfiction - Young Adult] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467710879
ISBN-10: 1467710873
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math
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Chasing the Storm Tornadoes Meteorology and Weather Watching
2014 - Chasing the Storm Tornadoes Meteorology and Weather Watching [Nonfiction - Young Adult] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467712842
ISBN-10: 1467712841
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math
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Recentering the Universe The Radical Theories of Copernicus Kepler Galileo and Newton
Vietnam Special Flight Inc
2012 - Vietnam Special Flight Inc (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781470021757
ISBN-10: 1470021757
Genre: History
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Wisdom of the Carpenter 365 Prayers and Meditations of Jesus
2011 - Wisdom of the Carpenter 365 Prayers and Meditations of Jesus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983542124
ISBN-10: 0983542120
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Unpacking the Parables The Wisdom Teachings of Jesus
2011 - Unpacking the Parables the Wisdom Teachings of Jesus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983542117
ISBN-10: 0983542112
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Sellout Musings from Uncle Tom's Porch
2010 - Sellout Musings From Uncle Tom's Porch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609573652
ISBN-10: 160957365X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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From an Oath to a Dream
2009 - From an Oath to a Dream (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781448964291
ISBN-10: 1448964296
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Horse Bones
2008 - Horse Bones (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781934666272
ISBN-10: 1934666270
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Cleopatra
2008 - Cleopatra [Ancient World Leaders] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780791095829
ISBN-10: 0791095827
Genre: Children's Books
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The Body-Doer
2007 - The Body-doer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781604418910
ISBN-10: 1604418915
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Digital Art Painting With Pixels
2007 - Digital Art Painting with Pixels [Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Upper Grades] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780822575160
ISBN-10: 0822575167
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Extreme Aircraft
2007 - Extreme Aircraft [The Extreme Wonders Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060891411
ISBN-10: 0060891416
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Robot Explorers
2007 - Robot Explorers [Space Innovations] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780822571520
ISBN-10: 0822571528
Genre: Children's Books
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2007 - Space Exploration [Space Innovations] (Other)
2007 - Us Master Wage-hour Guide [2007 - U.S. Master Wage Hour Guide] (Paperback)
2006 - Special Effects an Introduction to Movie Magic [Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Upper Grades] (Other)
2004 - Mars [Worlds Beyond] (Other)
2004 - Asteroids Comets and Meteors [Worlds Beyond] (Other)
2003 - Saturn (Other)
2003 - Velda (Paperback)
2002 - Jupiter [Worlds Beyond] (Other)
2002 - Venus [Worlds Beyond] (Other)
2002 - Bronwyn Silk Steel [Bronwyn, 2 - Bronwyn, 1] (Paperback)
2002 - Sun The (Other)
2001 - Bronwyn Palaces Prisons [Bronwyn, 1] (Paperback)Audio CD
1999 - The History of Rockets [Venture Books Series] (Paperback)
1992 - Hearts and Armor [Book 3 in the Bronwyn Trilogy] (Paperback)
1992 - Silk and Steel [Bronwyn Trilogy, Bk 2] (Paperback)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Dx/mgt Periph Vascular Dis [Addison-Wesley series in clinical cardiology] (Hardcover)
The History of Science Fiction [Single Title: Social Studies] (Other)Paperback
Stars and Galaxies [Worlds Beyond] (Other)
Rockets [Space Innovations] (Other)
Satellites [Space Innovations] (Other)
Mines of the High Desert [Traveler Guidebooks] (Paperback)
Mines of the Mojave [Traveler Guidebooks] (Paperback)Hardcover
Bronwyn Mermaids Meteors [Bronwyn Tetraology] (Paperback)Audio CD
Caring for New Life Essays on Holistic Education [Foundations of Holistic Education Series] (Paperback)