The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ray-Bradbury-Author-of-Fahrenheit-451It is another day of great sadness. We have lost another of our great masters of speculative fiction: Ray Bradbury.

His influence and impact was arguably profound. Many of his works are recognized as classics in the field across generations of readers.

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of attending with a good friend a talk given by Ray Bradbury hosted at UC San Diego. He ended the session, as I’ve been told he always does, by pointing out over the audience and telling us, “Live forever!”.

Through his works, he will.