With a body of work that includes more than 600 short stories and 27 novels, Ray Bradbury helped bring the genre of science fiction writing to a number of generations. Now, fans bid farewell to the author behind such popular sci-fi novels as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451 has passed on at the age of 91. According to Bradbury’s daughter, Alexandra, the author passed away Tuesday night.
The secret to Bradbury’s success may lie in his ability to tell a story in such a unique fashion. His writing style was sometimes described as “lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity.” Bradbury himself was a bit more humble about his process, especially when describing how his day begins.
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine,” Bradbury once said. “The landmine is me.After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”