Legendary author Ray Bradbury, best known for his classics Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died Tuesday night at the age of 91 after a long illness. Bradbury touched the lives of countless people in a way unlike any other author of the 20th century. On a personal note, my father read to me Bradbury's short stories from R is for Rocket and S is for Space when I was a young child - sparking my lifelong love of science fiction. Bradbury's work spoke to the heart of my wife as well - she literally cried when we talked with him at the Jules Verne Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in 2007. He was there to receive a lifetime achievement award. He will be greatly missed.