Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ray Bradbury, R. I. P.

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles: Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.

Hat tip to Toby O'Brien.


Charles Gramlich said...

I am truly sorry to hear that. Such a huge influence on me. And such a wonderful writer.

Randy Johnson said...

Damn, another from my early years, a big influence, gone.

Anonymous said...

Just saw that. Bummer. Still, 91 is a pretty good run.


Bud said...

Although not among my most favorite SF authors, I always enjoyed most of his writing (particularly The Martian Chronicles) and liked his personality. He was always just himself and never really fit in to any of the group "in-crowds", whether SF, political, literary, movie, tv, etc., although he was intimately involved with all of them. That was what was most endearing to me.

Steve Blotner said...

Bradbury was a beloved author, and a unique voice. From my teen years when I really gained a fascination with reading, he was among three or four favorite authors - Martian Chronicles was a favorite and the book fascinated me enough to read it over again.

This is a sad event, his passing.