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RIP Ray Bradbury

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Initial post: Jun 6, 2012, 8:28:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 6, 2012, 8:29:28 AM PDT

One of the Golden Age Greats, he was published in 30 languages, and was IMHO the first great science fiction/fantasy writer to introduce a truly human psyche and personality into his stories.

He shall be missed. Greatly.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 8:47:28 AM PDT
A true original. May he rest in peace.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 10:27:13 AM PDT
K. R. says:
Just saw that on the news... His work was one of the first science fiction stories I ever read.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 10:42:54 AM PDT
P. M. Scogin says:
Ray Bradbury, though we never met, you've been an influential part of my life and you will be missed. His name comes up whenever a scifi discussion takes place. He will live with us thru his work for many future lifetimes if not eternally. Am sure he is off to a new plane in a new dimension and wherever he lands, will be welcomed with open arms and a ticker tape parade!!

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 10:46:10 AM PDT
clearcutter says:
Just saw the news... I got to see him speak once in an intimate setting. Very inspiring. I cut my science-fiction teeth on some of his short stories. The Martian Chronicles was the first science-fiction novel I ever read that wasn't for children. A man who truly made a difference.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 11:34:29 AM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
It's sad, Bradbury and Clarke have always been my two favorite SF short story writers and now they are both gone:(

Posted on Jun 7, 2012, 8:05:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012, 7:37:08 AM PDT
Pulpman says:
Ray is gone RIP. A true pioneer in the sci fi field. Most of rhe current sci fi people do not even know who he was. That is sad his genius well be with us forever as long as we read his writings. I hope a new resurgence in the older sci fi stories will happen soon. The stories maybe dated by the technology in the books but the human interest and drama will still hold their appeal. I recommend Martian Chronicles as an example.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012, 11:57:14 PM PDT
Hinch says:
I always list Ray Bradbury as one of my top 5 favorite authors. I read many of his short stories in the 60s and 70s as a teenager and young adult.


Posted on Jun 9, 2012, 7:58:03 AM PDT

Including flat-screen TVs and self-driving cars.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012, 9:15:09 PM PDT
Cornhusker says:
I truly great writer with a wonderful imagination. I have been reading his stories every day since he passed away. I feel so sad that he is now gone but he lived a long long life and has left us all with a gift we can never begin to repay. In my mind, I will always see him as one of those astronauts in Kaleidoscope or on Venus in the Long Rain or still trying to find Pippin in The Halloween Tree or staring down at his own reflection in the Martian canal as a Martian or maybe even part Spender in And the Moon Be Still as Bright. What a magnificent body of work he amassed.

Every time I read his works now I am sad and yet thankful.

May he rest in peace in heaven where he again is a young boy in Waukegan with the eternal summer ahead of him.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 8:35:44 AM PDT
E. Von Ray -

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

That is true immortality: leaving a body of work behind that can still inspire and affect the heart every time, as it if was being read for the first time.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 1:33:41 PM PDT
Sam B says:
I can't believe I missed this. You've all said it better than I could.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012, 12:13:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012, 12:13:21 PM PDT
Carma Chan says:
"I don't describe the future. I prevent it." --Ray Bradbury

Anyone out there as intrigued as I am about the next generation's ability to moderate genetic engineering?

Posted on Jun 23, 2012, 9:10:26 AM PDT
That quote (if accurate) is probably a product of the Cold War and Nuclear Scare. He left better quotes:

"If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you." Ray Bradbury
(I can't vouch for the accuracy of all these quotes, since BrainyQuotes doesn't vet the quotes they're sent.)

Posted on Jun 23, 2012, 10:06:44 AM PDT
saskamazon says:
that is a loss for sure .... glad I have his tv series on DVD - always love his twist endings ....RIP Ray B.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012, 10:07:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012, 10:07:57 AM PDT
I'm going to go ahead and post this, but I must tell you, it's NSFW. Seriously NSFW, and may be offensive to some. But hilarious and delightful to others.

Bradbury himself liked it, and when he met the singer, he gave her an autographed copy of "The Martian Chronicles."

Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 1:51:04 AM PDT
D. J. Bowler says:
M H R I P...

Posted on Jul 1, 2012, 9:23:23 AM PDT
James Quirk says:
One interesting tidbit about Ray is that all of his life he claimed to have seen the infamous, long-missing "spider pit" sequence from the original "King Kong," although the filmmakers claimed the gruesome scene never made the final cut. Regardless, Ray said that when he was a child, the movie theater in Arizona where he saw the picture in 1933 showed a version that featured the spider pit scene.
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