RIP Ray Bradbury

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  1. Judge Dred

    Judge Dred New Member

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  2. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    Farenheit 451 and Illustrated Man were among my earliest forays into Sci Fi as a kid, RIP.
     
  3. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    How sad. What a legend this man was.
     
  4. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    So true. :(

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

    RIP.
     
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    lmarie086 Well-Known Member

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    :( What a loss indeed. RIP.
     
  8. heckles

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    How awesome would it be if the crematorium set the furnace at 451 Fahrenheit?
     
  9. znachki

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    A wonderful author and a big advocate of libraries...he will be missed.
     
  10. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    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.
     
  12. NeilJLeonard

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    One of the giants of his era and genre. RIP....:(

    NJL
     
  13. heckles

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    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.
     
  14. rjblue

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    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 (my favourite forums must begin with an acronym (initialism?)).
     
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    RIP:( His works will live long.
     
  16. Reuven

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    “Martian Chronicles” remains one of my favourites. R.I.P. Mr Bradbury.
     
  17. skatingfan5

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    "All Summer in a Day" is a Bradbury story that has haunted me since I first read it many years ago. Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine also have stayed with me.

    RIP, Mr. Bradbury. Thank you for your stories and books.
     
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    I teach "A Sound of Thunder," "There Will Come SoftRains," and "The Pedestrian." and of course, Fahrenheit 451. I caught a kid using the Cliff Notes of that, and he at least got the irony. :)
     
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    Which is the short story where there are kids living on Venus and it rains for 7 years straight (and one little girl has seen the Sun because she is from Earth)? I loved that story as a kid.
     
  20. rjblue

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    It's "All Summer in a Day" that skatingfan5 mentioned.
     
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    Thanks. It really is haunting. :( Makes me sad all over again to have lost him.


    PL, are you teaching There will come soft rains as part of your apocalypse/dystopia class?*
    Here's the Sara Teasdale poem that inspired the story:

    There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
    And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

    And frogs in the pools singing at night,
    And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

    Robins will wear their feathery fire,
    Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

    And not one will know of the war, not one
    Will care at last when it is done.

    Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
    If mankind perished utterly;

    And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
    Would scarcely know that we were gone.



    Does anyone remember the story The Veldt? :scream: but really great.
     
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  22. PrincessLeppard

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    I do a Cold War lit unit with my sophomores, and that's where we read it. I open with the poem and we go from there.

    We also watch the totally jacked up Ukranian animated short film of it. The kids are always speechless after the viewing. :p
     
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    What a wonderful talent he was and what a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.