I didn't hear about this until this morning, but apparently one of the giants in science fiction (SF) has passed away.
Ray Bradbury died this past Tuesday at the age 91. Originally born in Waukegan, IL, his family moved to Los Angeles in 1934 in the depths of the Depression.
He said that, "Libraries raised me," and went to them three times a week. This was the Depression, remember, so going to college was out of the question.
I didn't read much of his stuff, except for Fahrenheit 451, which I read as a teenager (it was either junior high or high school). I suppose I'll have to make up for it now, once I get a little more money into the bank. :-)
Rest in peace.
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