“My tunes and numbers are here. They have filled my years, the years when I refused to die. And in order to do that I wrote, I wrote, I wrote, at noon or 3:00 A.M. So as not to be dead.” — Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man
Famed science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91.
Bradbury, a master of multiple genres, including science fiction and horror, is perhaps best known for his dystopic novel, Fahrenheit 451 . He has penned countless novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, children’s books, etc. Bradbury has been much acknowledged and praised in the literary community as well as on television, earning an Emmy in 1994 for his screenplay for his book The Halloween Tree and a special citation from the Pulitzer Board for “his distinguished, prolific, and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy.”