Lyn Venable is an American writer who produced a number of influential short stories in the 1950s. Someone once asked Lyn, ‘Why do you write these things? Why do you like to scare yourself?’ and she replied ‘I don’t scare myself. I scare other people.’ Venable’s short story “Time Enough at Last” was adapted for television as an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1959, starring Burgess Meredith. The story is frequently anthologized and discussed by scholars, who note that it was published in the same year as Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and includes similar themes about reading and books.