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RIP, Ray Bradbury

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RIP, Ray Bradbury

Post by Ludmilla » Wed June 6th, 2012, 7:33 pm

From The Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... 0056.story
When I was born in 1920,” he told the New York Times Magazine in 2000, “the auto was only 20 years old. Radio didn't exist. TV didn't exist. I was born at just the right time to write about all of these things.
and US Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news ... 55424240/1

He will be missed. Anyone have a favorite?

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Post by fljustice » Wed June 6th, 2012, 7:58 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]He will be missed. Anyone have a favorite?[/quote]

It feels like I read everything he wrote, way back when. I remember being fascinated by The Martian Chronicles...working on my own linked story collection now. A lot of the giants are leaving us.
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Post by Ash » Wed June 6th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Looks like the trifecta of favorite authors are gone who I loved in HS: Arthur Clark, Vonnegut and now Bradbury. I have loved everything he wrote, but its been ages since Ive read much. I need to pull out the short story collection I have, and probably reread a few of my favs: Amazing Ice Cream Suit, Dandelion Wine, Martian Chronicles.

I love this quote from him, in response to a question about how he views SF versus other types of literature:
I often use the metaphor of Perseus and the head of Medusa when I speak of science fiction. Instead of looking into the face of truth, you look over your shoulder into the bronze surface of a reflecting shield. Then you reach back with your sword and cut off the head of Medusa. Science fiction pretends to look into the future but it’s really looking at a reflection of what is already in front of us.
Thats why I read Sci Fi, and why I adored Bradbury. RIP

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Post by rockygirl » Thu June 7th, 2012, 12:12 am

Fahrenheit 451.

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.

A good motto to live by, in my mind.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri June 8th, 2012, 12:43 am

I haven't actually read any of his works yet. He's been one of the authors on my list of who I'll read when I have more time. I think I'll make time this summer.

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