Media outlets are reporting that author Ray Bradbury has passed away. The illustrious author, known for penning Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles and many other stories, died in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 91.
I had the honor of interviewing Bradbury years ago. He was an amazing man, congenial and full of wonderful stories. It was also the first time it hit me that I was talking to someone who had shaped my childhood. Fahrenheit 451 is a book almost all kids my age read in school, and set the foundation for me as a writer. His influence was felt most strongly in the world of science fiction, but his works are already a part of our country’s literature legacy.