Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury Dies at Age 91

i09 broke the news about the death of one of science fiction's greatest writers this morning. Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday night in Los Angeles. He was the author of numerous novels and short stories, including Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Illustrated Man, and The Martian Chronicles. 

He has been among my favorite writers since I was in middle school. While Fahrenheit 451 and 'All Summer in a Day' were held up as paragons of science fiction, his later work introduced me to a poetic and scintillating prose style that transcends genre. His stories are idea fiction, descriptive fiction, filled with descriptions of dark and decaying faces as well as a warm belief in human endeavor. Bradbury put the wonder in science fiction in a way few others have.

1 comment:

  1. He will be missed. I remember reading some of his short stories in middle school and high school.