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Remembering Ray Bradbury: Writers pay tribute to a legend

Speilberg, King, Gaiman and other writers react to Ray Bradbury’s death

"Libraries raised me."

Many of you probably already know that the great Ray Bradbury has left us. So many writers are offering tributes to him that I wanted to share a few with you. I’ll post my own reflections later. Come back as I’ll continue to add to this list as I find other links.

Writers lives marked by celestial oddities 

Venus Transit image, the striations of lines were caused by cloud cover. Image Credit: Sylvie BelandIt’s one of those oddities that sometimes occur with famous people. You know, like Mark Twain and Halley’s comet. Twain himself marked his life by the comet when he noted that he was born during the comet’s visit and would “go out with it.” Twain died in 1910 one day after the return of the comet.

Of course, Ray Bradbury, a very precise writer managed to hit the very day of his celestial visitor. Bradbury wrote a short story All Summer in a Day about school children on Venus.  How fitting that the man who took us to Venus and so many other off-world landscapes would die on a summer day during the Venus Transit, an event that we won’t see again and our grandchildren may experience 105 years from now. A fitting memorial, wouldn’t you say? Even his beloved stars and planets pay tribute to the legendary science fiction.

The Paris Review Interview with Ray Bradbury

Books by Ray Bradbury

If you’re not familiar with Bradbury’s work, here are but a few of the titles many are talking about and sharing how the books have impacted their lives. Of course, my favorite remains Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity and particularly his essay The Joy of Writing. If you haven’t read Bradbury, I urge you to do so. If you have but it’s been a while, why not pick up the book again and let Bradbury entertain you as you gain access to his imagination and genius.

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Share your thoughts of Bradbury and his books below. I’d love to know your thoughts as we all reflect on this literary giant who is no longer with us in person but lives on in his legacy of books and in the lives and memories of so many writers and readers.

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