It’s natural to pay tribute when someone dies, but public tribute always hinges on how important the person was. Ray Bradbury wasn’t one of my favorite SF/F writers and he didn’t influence my writing in any way, but I understand that he was important to many, many SF writers and readers. Still . . . I’m always awe-struck, and not in a good way, by the lemming-like rush to get in on the tribute wagon, even by people who really have nothing to say except a variation on “me, too.”
So I had to admire this contribution
by the sharp-tongued owner of Hey, Author, a fairly new blog. I’ve become addicted to the blog and if you check it out, and you’re a writer, I think you’ll see why.