"Ray Bradbury is one of the most prolific writers of our time—and our parents' time, and our grandparents' time. As he approaches his 90th birthday, he continues to publish, his pace slowed only slightly by a stroke that requires him to write by dictation." Nathaniel Rich writes that Bradbury's best stories are "have a strange familiarity about them. They're like long-forgotten acquaintances—you know you've met them somewhere before. ... To the extent that there is a mythology of our age, Bradbury is one of its creators."