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Judge Dred
06-06-2012, 03:34 PM
RIP Ray Bradbury

http://io9.com/5916175/rip-ray-bradbury-author-of-fahrenheit-451-and-the-martian-chronicles

AYS
06-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Farenheit 451 and Illustrated Man were among my earliest forays into Sci Fi as a kid, RIP.

Ozzisk8tr
06-06-2012, 03:39 PM
How sad. What a legend this man was.

Nan
06-06-2012, 04:11 PM
...the genre is poorer for his passing.

So true. :(

RIP

michiruwater
06-06-2012, 04:19 PM
:(

RIP.

skatesindreams
06-06-2012, 04:27 PM
His grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared these words with io9 about his grandfather's passing: "If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone's memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him.

How fortunate we were.
"Genius" is a word used too lightly, now.
For him, it applies.

RIP.

lmarie086
06-06-2012, 04:33 PM
:( What a loss indeed. RIP.

heckles
06-06-2012, 05:03 PM
How awesome would it be if the crematorium set the furnace at 451 Fahrenheit?

znachki
06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
A wonderful author and a big advocate of libraries...he will be missed.

IceAlisa
06-06-2012, 05:13 PM
RIP. :(

Oreo
06-06-2012, 05:27 PM
Ray Bradbury was one of my heroes, not just because of his books, but for inspiring generations of readers to become writers and pursue passion in their lives. He was incredibly generous with his time and often spoke to libraries and book stores here in Southern California. It was always a privilege to hear him.

NeilJLeonard
06-06-2012, 07:26 PM
One of the giants of his era and genre. RIP....:(

NJL

heckles
06-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Bradbury was cool because he is about the only Sci Fi author that English teachers are willing to teach. Made for a good break from whiny wenches like Jane Austen.

rjblue
06-06-2012, 08:31 PM
So many of his stories had a lasting impact on me. "A Sound of Thunder" is an iconic story. "There Will Come Soft Rains" is quietly horrifiying, and yet somehow hopeful at the same time.

His is one name I always look for when I happen upon book sales. I got a first edition (library discard) of his juvenile "R is for Rocket" at a library book sale, and when I got home and looked it up it turned out to be worth at least $50.

He will always be remembered, and read.

Here's the obituary they posted on SFFWorld (http://www.sffworld.com/news/736.html) (my favourite forums must begin with an acronym (initialism?)).

Finnice
06-06-2012, 08:38 PM
RIP:( His works will live long.