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Old 06-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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RIP Ray Bradbury

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Another great loss but not unexpected... he leaves a fine body of work as a great memorial...
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Another pioneer passes. Wishing all the best to his family.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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The author of the first Science Fiction book I read, Fahrenheit 451.

Every Easter my parents used to head back to the university they had both attended (and where they had met) for reunion; University of Wales at Aberystwyth. We stayed in the student residences (this particular visit would have been at Pantycelyn Hall) and there were numerous small libraries / reading rooms.

In one of those I found a copy of Fahrenheit 451 which I read... no I mean devoured.

That kindled a love for the genre that continues to this day.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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That's really sad to hear. Hope his family is doing well through this.

I loved Farenheit 451. It was one of the first real sci-fi books I can remember reading.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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This man introduced me to SF. Something Wicked This Way Comes. RIP.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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Thoughts go out to his family members. He will be missed.

I still re-read his short stories from time to time. I cut my teeth on Bradbury's vision of science fiction / fantasy. "Golden Apples of the Sun" will always be first and foremost in my mind when pondering science fiction works.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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One of the greats. I love his short stories even more than the novels.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #9
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
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My first exposure was Fahrenheit 451. We read it in junior high and then watched the 1966 movie with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie and did a compare/contrast of the two.

It's still one of my favorite books.


RIP Mr. Bradbury

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Old 06-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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He wrote many great books & I think I've read just about all of them. R.I.P. Ray.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #12
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DAMN! Thank goodness he was a writer and will exist through his work forever!

My all time favorite short story is "Frost and Fire" by him.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/477055...bradbury-dies/

The NPR story: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/06/154424...ury-dies-at-91

I love the ending, I think it sums up his life/belief/attitude:

"Bradbury suffered a stroke at age 80 and could no longer write — but he continued to dream. He was so certain mankind would land on Mars, he asked to be buried there. That may never happen, but it didn't stop him from believing it was possible."

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Old 06-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

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