Sci-fi titan Ray Bradbury has died

Legendary science fiction (and fantasy and horror) author Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.

Bradbury is probably best known for Farenheit 451 (bane of many a high school English student) and The Martian Chronicles. But he was a prolific writer of so much more than can be listed here, so we’ll send you to his own chronology. You might be surprised at the titles you recognize there from his own printed works to the titles that eventually became television or movies.

So we’ll close out with some inspiration from the man himself:

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

5 thoughts on “Sci-fi titan Ray Bradbury has died

  1. Elizabeth DeHoff

    For some reason I hated my 7th grade English teacher, but she introduced me to sci-fi and to Bradbury, and many of his short stories have stuck with me to this day. “Frost and Fire,” I think, haunted me the most; unfortunately, it’s not online as far as I can tell. “There Will Come Soft Rains” is easy to find and made quite an impression on me. And of course “Fahrenheit 451,” which I read a few years later, is an indisputable classic. But the short stories were and always will be my favorites. RIP, Mr. Bradbury.

  2. Paula Post author

    Martian Chronicles. I can’t even count how many times I read The Martian Chronicles when I was in middle school.

  3. Doyle

    I am sad to say that Bradbury represents a gap in my knowledge when it comes to the history of sci-fi. Very sad to hear of his passing, though it seems that he will be well remembered by those who have read him.

    Maybe it’s time to finally pull that copy of The Illustrated Man off of the shelf.

  4. Sean

    I grew up in Waukegan IL, playing in the same ravines that Ray did as a child. I always dreamed of meeting him and talking about life with him and having him read my poetry and give me his honest opinion. He revolutionized my whole outlook on life and art. Sometimes he felt like the closest friend. I’m going to miss him a lot.

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