Some sad news this morning as legendary author Ray Bradbury has passed away at the age of 91, according to the LA Times. He died last night in Souther California according to his daughter. He was often credited with “legitimizing” the science fiction genre with books like “Farenheit 451”, “The Martian Chronicles” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.
Per the LA 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… he was author of more than 27 novels and story collections and more than 600 short stories. Some say he singlehandedly helped to move the genre [of science fiction] into the realm of literature… Ray Douglas Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Ill., to Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and the former Esther Marie Moberg. As a child he soaked up the ambiance of small-town life — wraparound porches, fireflies and the soft, golden light of late afternoon — that would later become a hallmark of much of his fiction.”
In honor of his passing, what is your favorite Ray Bradbury piece?