Ray BradburyOn June 5, 2012, author Ray Bradbury passed away at 91 years of age. He is known for such classics as Farenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, and The Martian Chronicles. He also wrote numerous articles and gave speeches to enthralled audiences who eagerly sought his perspective.

His ability to draw you into his world was made irresistible, thanks to his deep and identifiable characters. His plots where often broad-sweeping epics that encompassed entire worlds. Many of his works featured a chilling vision of a disenfranchised and oppressed people, offering new perspectives on the human condition and society as a whole.

As he once said, “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.”

It’s hard to imagine what modern science fiction would look like without the brave new ideas Mr. Bradbury introduced to us.

He is survived by his four daughters and eight grandchildren.

The official Obituary at the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/books/ray-bradbury-popularizer-of-science-fiction-dies-at-91.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

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Matt has worked in the video game industry for nearly a decade, on everything from Console sports games, to Galaxy spanning MMO's. He has held positions as a tester, a content test lead and design. He plays with digital art in Photoshop and Blender when he's bored, and he may just cook himself up a mod for "fun." Matt Also enjoys saving people from a bad game, almost as much as leading them to a hidden gem. He has severe gaming A.D.D., leading him to play just about everything once "to see how it works."

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  1. Martin Greening

    I was pretty bummed when I found out about Ray passing away. Just wanted to head home from work and read Fahrenheit 451 again. Ray lived a long and full life and I am glad that he left us with a treasury of words to read.

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