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“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”
Today we’re remembering the great American Science Fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Bradbury’s work inspired writers, artists, musicians and even scientists. He’s often been credited with bringing modern Science Fiction literature into the mainstream, and his work has been adapted into television shows, movies, and even radio dramas. Ever forward-thinking, Bradbury imagined some real-world inventions years before they were built, including earbuds and wireless headphones!
Bradbury died on June 6, 2012 at the age of 91. The timing of his death led some to point out that he passed away on the same day as the rare transit of Venus. Quite fitting for someone so enthralled by our ever-expanding universe.
Below, we’ve collected a number of tributes to the man who inspired a generation of readers, writers, and thinkers. Here’s to you, Ray. Your passion and creativity will be sorely missed.
Here’s a clip from The PBS News Hour giving an overview of the life and work of Bradbury:
Yesterday, Studio 360 posted an interview with Ray Bradbury in which he describes the process of writing the screenplay for “Moby Dick”, and the challenges he faced:
And finally, Science Fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson remembers Bradbury and his enduring influence, on The Takeaway:
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