Ray Bradbury dies at 91

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Ray Bradbury, whose writings are mindfire packaged in elegance, has passed away. An American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer, Bradbury lifted those genres to literary heights.

You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. — Ray Bradbury

Probably best known for his dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury opened up worlds of imagination with such writings as The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. His works were translated into more than 40 languages and sold tens of
millions of copies around the world. Despite the speculative fiction he wrote, creating new technical and intellectual ideas, he had never driven a car. He was too busy jumping off metaphorical cliffs and building metaphorical wings with which to soar. His wings were dusted with star dust.

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury.

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Links of interest:

Slate Article
Ray Bradbury Website
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury