My first Ray Bradbury book was SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. It was not the last. There are too many great works to single out - DANDELION WINE, FAHRENHEIT 451, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, the Arkham collection DARK CARNIVAL, and so many short stories like "The Veldt," "Mars Is Heaven," "The Jar,"or "I Sing The Body Electric!" Easily the greatest genre writer to have ever lived, Ray Bradbury stands next to Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison as a true Master.
I'm without words at the moment. Harry, who's had many great experiences with Mr. Bradbury over the years, is a better man to write about this than I. For now, I mourn the loss of one of America's greatest writers, and a man whose work has changed so many lives. Godspeed, Mr. Bradbury.