Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ray Bradbury departs for the undiscovered country

From Science fiction giant Ray Bradbury, 91, died Tuesday night in Los Angeles after a long illness, his grandson Danny Karapetian and biographer Sam Weller confirmed. Bradbury was the author of more than 600 short stories, and 30 novels including classic works such as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. 

"If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone's memories about him," Karapetian said. 

"He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know."

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