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RIP Ray Bradbury

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message 1: by Icmajik (new)

Icmajik Let us take a moment to honor Ray Bradbury for the amazing contributions he made to our body of published work. Ray Bradbury was a visionary, who wrote wonderfully accessible and imaginative science fiction. He was highly influential in bringing the genre to the attention of a mainstream audience, and provided many of us a myriad of images to fuel our imaginations. I shall miss him as I would an old friend, and content myself with the thought that he lived a long, happy and productive life. I listed the Martian Chronicles above, but there are many books and screen plays that Mr. Bradbury wrote that captured my mind and provided me with many, many hours of entertainment and wonder.


Jeanine Something Wicked This Way Comes. Brilliant piece of work. Ray Bradbury brought science fiction to the mainstream; he made you think and wonder. He was a brilliant author with a brilliant mind. He will be missed.


message 3: by Beth A. (new)

Beth A. I never read the Martian chronicles but my parents did and I own a copy of The Illustrated Man. Rest in peace.


Viktoriya I remember when I read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time (I was very young then), I was hysterical and angry that somewhere books were being burned. I even asked my mom if she knew where it was so that we can save them. Mom and I still laugh at my reaction, so many years later...
RIP :(


Jaclyn Hogan I remember just being blown away by The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles when I read them. I couldn't have been more than twelve or thirteen, and those stories took up space in my head the way nothing else had at that point. Thank you, Ray Bradbury.


message 6: by Ron (new) - rated it 1 star

Ron Here's an interesting story from the pages of Guideposts magazine:

http://www.guideposts.org/inspiration...


Lora He's my favorite author. I loved when he kind of repackaged his writing as new books- From the Dust Returned brought together all my favorite stories of his as I had always wanted him to do.
He's the only author I ever sent a fan letter to. Not that it means that much,lol.
I am stunned today, and grateful for what we have enjoyed in the man.


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So long, Ray. You will be sorely missed.


message 9: by Dan's (new) - added it

Dan's Obsessions Lora U are jumping trains again perhaps!! \\WW//


I am quite surprised to see U as a fan of Bradbury, actually I am a big fan of his French movie adaptation that filled like a glove in his writing. Sadly on my apex of intrest, I found myself vacant, no copies of Illustrated man were comming through in local bookstores, but I do recall what an eye opener was his epoch book. about other books... And their tremendous insight on the human development.

Does any of U here on this thread consider authors as men of intricate genius who are more than able to build the starting blocks of religions that most of the rest groups on believers , spend their life to trace back upon!!!
Isn't that an irony or what!!! And that man did point it out perfectly clear when men became whole books that were "repeating themselves" so that they could nvr be forgotten

>> I would love to get anyrecommendation on his Martian Chronicles novell, do I would apprecaite any pointers


message 10: by Lora (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lora Martian Chronicles was one of the first books of his I read. It really was poetic and mesmerizing. The copy I have is a paperback from the fifties my dad bought when the book first came out. It's so worn from repeated readings. I put it away to protect it.
Bradbury also did a number of books chock full of short stories. Do you have a library near you? They may have some.
Some of the novels:
Dandelion Wine
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Illustrated Man
The Halloween Tree
From the Dust Returned
and so many, many more. If you look him up in your search engine, you'll find a better list than I can provide.
My dad read sci-fi, and left it laying around for us kids to grab up. I think i associate Bradbury with my dad, but I also really just fell in love with Bradbury's style. For me, it's all good.


Michael Mcdaid This was the first book I read by Ray Bradbury back in middle school. Loved the stories in it and went on to read Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked this Way Comes.


Smith Nickerson I grew up reading these stories. To see them mentioned now is like meeting old friends at a wake.


message 13: by Oco (new) - rated it 4 stars

Oco "All Summer in a Day" completely blew me away back in fifth grade. Of all the SF I read back then, that one sticks like no other.

Loved the man's writing; an imagination like no other.

R.I.P.


message 14: by Mark (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mark RIP

As a young lad my American neighbours gave me one of his books. And since then I have always enjoyed his writings.
Another great writer gone.


message 15: by Bill (last edited Jun 06, 2012 01:12PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bill Golden Aw, no... this is the author that got me into reading sci-fi forever ago, after I saw the television adaptation of The Martian Chronicles and was hooked.

Not only was his sci-fi imaginative and entertaining, but his dark fantasy (The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and some of the stories in The Martian Chronicles for example) was pretty chilling.

When HBO made some of his stories into TV episodes for an anthology series, I was hooked. There were some genuinely scary stories in there, and not of the lame Saw-style torture-porn variety, either.

I will genuinely miss his writing. RIP


message 16: by Suge (new) - rated it 5 stars

Suge He was an amazing writer. I enjoyed reading his tales and one of my favorite books is the Martian Chronicles. Very impressive book.


message 17: by Suge (new) - rated it 5 stars

Suge He was an amazing writer. I enjoyed reading his tales and one of my favorite books is the Martian Chronicles. Very impressive book.


message 18: by Sheila (last edited Jun 06, 2012 03:35PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sheila Oco wrote: ""All Summer in a Day" completely blew me away back in fifth grade. Of all the SF I read back then, that one sticks like no other.

Loved the man's writing; an imagination like no other.

R.I.P."


I was in 6th grade when I heard the story read out loud. It stayed with me for almost 30 years, but I didn't know who the writer was, until I "discovered" Bradbury two or three years ago and read everything from and about him that could be found at my local libraries.

I completely agree - he was unlike any other. Awe-inspiring.


message 19: by Kent (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kent Read two stories from The Martian Chronicles to my 9-year-old daughter -- the incomparable "Night Meeting" and "The Silent Towns."

Ray, where ever you are, I hope that some day we can give you your burial wish.


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