One of the greats. Loved reading his books.
In a recent issue of the New Yorker, Bradbury wrote about discovering science fiction stories as a child growing up in Illinois. "I would go out to that lawn on summer nights and reach up to the red light of Mars and say, "Take me home!" I yearned to fly away and land there in the strange dusts that blew over dead-sea bottoms toward the ancient cities," he wrote.