Short Story Sunday: The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

This is a story written by one of my favorite authors and dedicated to another of my favorite authors. Neil Gaiman wrote the piece for Bradbury’s 91st birthday and a collection of works called Shadow Show, which celebrated his writing.

The story is about a man who is forgetting things (perhaps suffering from Alzheimer’s?), and while he can remember Bradbury’s works and stories, he can’t remember his name. It was written as a monologue, as Gaiman presented it at one of his readings before it was published. The site io9 has a written version of the story along with an essay that Gaiman wrote giving some background on it.

But for those of you who enjoy Audible or just want to hear a really great reading, Denis O’Hare delivers a wonderful reading of this story that is definitely worth a listen.

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