Yesterday, one of the greatest scifi writers, Ray Bradbury (“Fahrenheit 451“, “The Martian Chronicles“, “The Pedestrian“, and many other famous works), died at the age of 91.

A photograph of science fiction author Ray Bra...

A photograph of science fiction author Ray Bradbury(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rather than just link to an obituary, I want to remember him for what reading his works has done to me. Two of me Bradbury moments I remember clearly: Profound weirdness in the “Martian Chronicles”, a deep sense of fear that “Fahrenheit 451” inspired in me when I read it for the first time as a child. When I took a scifi seminar at the university, we read several of his works early on. His works will prevail – also, his goofiness.

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