On June 5, 2012, the world said goodbye to Ray Bradbury, who died at the age of 91. Bradbury was an innovator, a man who changed American fiction writing (and reading) forever as one of the preeminent writers of speculative fiction in the 20th century. He is best remembered for Fahrenheit 451, as well as his horror and science fiction stories collected in The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Bradbury was a fascinating man, a gifted writer, and will be much missed by readers and writers everywhere.
To learn more about the man behind the fiction, check out The Bradbury Chronicles, by Sam Weller. And for a complete listing of Ray Bradbury's works, check his official website. Rest in peace, sir.