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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Ray Bradbury - R.I.P.

Sad to learn that Ray Bradbury died, aged 91, during the transit of Venus across our sun. Not only a science fiction and fantasy writer of broad talent, but a crime novelist, screenplay writer, playwright, poet and generous man. He was an inspiration to generations of writers and film producers worldwide.

The world may be a poorer place with his passing, but it's a very much richer place with his phenomenal imaginative output, which will live on.

Despite illness in his later years, he never stopped writing. His essay on the inspiration for his writing was published in the New Yorker a week before his death. He was given many accolades, not least an asteroid discovered in 1992, named 9766 Bradbury.

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