Douglas Ray Bradbury was born on this date, August 22, in the year 1920. He passed away on June 5, 2102. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already.
Bradbury was one of the first science fiction and fantasy writers I ever read, back when I was in grade school. It was a life changing experience.
I’ve always preferred his fiction from the 1940s and early 1950s, the stuff published in Weird Tales and Thrilling Wonder Stories, to his later works, However, it’s been a few years since I read some of his later fiction. It’s about time I returned to it. I’m older now and my tastes have changed.
I’ve got a little bit of time free this evening, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than with a few Bradbury short stories.
Rather than say anymore about him, I’ll leave you with this quote: