Tributes are pouring in to honor the great writer, humanitarian, and library advocate Ray Bradbury, who died today at age 91, leaving us with nearly 30 books and 600 stories, works that profoundly changed our perceptions of ourselves, life on earth, and the entire universe. In our latest Spotlight on Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor Brad Hooper revisits Bradbury’s now classic novel, Dandelion Wine. Here’s a link to an obit in the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper of record in the city the Illinois-born and raised Bradbury long called home.
Chicago writer Sam Weller is Bradbury’s biographer (The Bradbury Chronicles), and co-editor, with Mort Castle, of a terrific Bradbury tribute anthology, Shadow Show. What better way to celebrate the work and life of Ray Bradbury than to read?