Wednesday, June 06, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

~From the L.A. Times

Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.

Bradbury died Tuesday night, his daughter, Alexandra Bradbury, told the Associated Press. No other details were immediately available.

Author of more than 27 novels and story collections—most famously "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451," "Dandelion Wine" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes"—and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often-maligned reputation of
science fiction. Some say he singlehandedly helped to move the genre into the realm of literature.

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Charles Gramlich said...

I was very sorry to hear this. What a talent.

SQT said...

Me too. But 91 is a pretty good run...

David said...

The first science fiction book I ever read was The Martian Chronicles. I was maybe eight or nine years old and hardly understood what the book was about but it had Martian in the title.

Elfy said...

It's really sad news, he was one of the absolute giants of the genre.