I Will Not Go Gently Onto a Shelf
Ray Bradbury, an American literary icon, died today. He was the the man who made us first think about what would happen if we burned books and also the man who shaped the genre of science fiction that we know today.
…degutted, to become a non-book
I will always remember Ray Bradbury as a man of words. In the Coda of Fahrenheit 451, he wrote my favorite quote in the entire world:
All writers write because they need to, because their ideas are things that they can’t ignore.
These are Mr. Bradbury’s words, and they are my mantra as a writer.
Rest in peace, Ray Bradbury.
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