RIP Ray Bradbury

6 Jun

Awarding-winning and groundbreaking science fiction writer Ray Bradbury has died today at age 91. It is a sad, sad day for the literary and science fiction world. Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, he was an extremely influential writer whose work influenced much of the genre today. You will always be remembered here at Better Know a Book.

Updated: The New Yorker has released his short piece “Inspiration for ‘The Fire Balloons'” that was in this week’s Sci Fi issue. It’s a beautiful piece and more than worth a read. Here is why science fiction is no less of a realistic genre than any other.

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One Response to “RIP Ray Bradbury”

  1. Joel Rosenthal June 6, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks for the timely update! He introduced generations of young people to sci fi. Like many sci fi writers, his work provided important social commentary reflecting the time in which he lived. He deserves to be remembered.

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