This morning, we were absolutely devastated by the news that Ray Bradbury, celebrated giant of science fiction and author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, had passed away this morning at the age of 91. He was one of our first favorite authors, and we know we’re not alone — he has some of the most passionate fans of any contemporary writer, so we thought we’d put together a little tribute to the great man here, collecting a few of our favorite Bradbury quotes and photographs. Click through to read and reminisce, check out this beautiful personal essay from Bradbury that ran in last week’s science fiction-themed New Yorker if you haven’t already, and then feel free to share your own memories about the great man in the comments.
“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” From the afterword to the 1979 edition of Fahrenheit 451.