Legendary author Ray Bradbury – father of such long-studied works as Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Halloween Tree - passed away in LA this morning. The author was 91 years old.
Geek news source io9.com has a beautiful write-up featuring comments from the late author’s son, Danny Karapetian. He shared some insight into a passage to remember his father by:
If you’re looking for any single passage to remember him by, I just picked up my copy of The Illustrated Man, my favorite of his books. The introduction is entitled “Dancing, So As Not to Be Dead,” and there are some great lines about death. My favorite:
“My tunes and numbers are here. They have filled my years, the years when I refused to die. And in order to do that I wrote, I wrote, I wrote, at noon or 3:00 A.M.
So as not to be dead.”
Read more at io9, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.