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Title: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: Bill Binkelman on June 06, 2012, 03:36:10 PM
CNN's obituary here:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/06/showbiz/ray-bradbury-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 (http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/06/showbiz/ray-bradbury-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_c2)

Well, he lived to be 91, which is pretty damn good, IMO, but still it's a sad day for those of us who loved classic science fiction.  :(
Title: Re: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: ffcal on June 06, 2012, 04:17:55 PM
I remember reading his short story collection, "The Illustrated Man," as a kid.  The one story that stuck in my mind was "The Veldt," which was both vivid and creepy in a Rod Serling sort of way.

Forrest
Title: Re: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: mgriffin on June 06, 2012, 04:23:45 PM
We need more writers like Bradbury, who always cared as much about the power of the language itself as things like plot and character. One of the all-time greats.
Title: Re: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: SunDummy on June 06, 2012, 08:37:10 PM
He was one of the greats; a true master of nostalgia and wonder.  I voraciously read everything he published; he added a layer of humanity to old SF, in a way that Azimov or Clarke couldn't match.  Sad to see him go.

"You must live life at the top of your voice! At the top of your lungs shout and listen to the echoes."

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." ~

RIP, good sir.
Title: Re: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: hdibrell on June 06, 2012, 08:41:36 PM
What a big influence on me. I remember reading whatever I could find by him as a kid. I'm looking right now for a collection of short stories I have by him.  RIP, Ray.
Title: Re: A true legend in Science Fiction passes away - Ray Bradbury
Post by: Seren on June 08, 2012, 03:40:33 AM
Just caught up with this news.

Very sad indeed.