Wednesday, June 06, 2012

"Something Wicked This Way Comes," "Fahrenheit 451" Author Dies

RAY BRADBURY OCCUPIES A PLACE OF HONOR among my all-time favorite authors, in any genre. His beautiful, elegant and literate writing elevated Science Fiction to the plane of literature. And his trenchant themes, as with all great Science Fiction, predicted, nay, prophesied our present future. That unspeakable wickedness is still coming, ever closer, as the Texas Board of Education eviscerates science and history from our children's textbooks and they become ever attached to electronic devices that teach them neither to spell nor read — heralding the creepy-crawly coming of "Fahrenheit 451" Romney-Koch Brothers world.

RIP, Ray Bradbury. Your voice will be missed. When it's most needed. Isn't that how it always seems to be?

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