R.I.P. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
"I was saddened today to hear of the death of Ray Bradbury. I first read Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles when I was in elementary school. He was one of those who inspired me, and I'm sure millions of others, with the vision of a new world. While science has since shown nearly all the details of Bradbury's Lowellian Mars to have little relationship to reality, still, I think on a deeper level he was fundamentally right. The human future need not be limited to the Earth. It is from imagination that reality springs. There are no crystalline cities on Mars, yet, but there will be someday. Perhaps one of the first should be named after Ray."
-- Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President
[Image: Edward Miller / Les Edwards]