The Post Mourns Ray Bradbury

The Post mourns the passing of one of the great names in American fiction — and one of its most important contributors.

Ray Bradbury published his first story in the Post 62 years ago. “The World the Children Made” was followed by 15 other stories, one, “Love Contest,” published under the pseudonym Leonard Douglas and the last being “Juggernaut,” which we printed in 2009.

Bradbury, who was 91, had been a member of the Post’s fiction board for the past few years. He wrote like nobody else, and he influenced countless other American authors. He was and will be imitated, but very few have been able to recreate his balance of magic, realism, humor, and mystery.

Just before his last story appeared in the Post, he agreed to an interview, which you can read here.