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    RIP Ray Bradbury


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    Farenheit 451 and Illustrated Man were among my earliest forays into Sci Fi as a kid, RIP.
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    How sad. What a legend this man was.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    ...the genre is poorer for his passing.
    So true.

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    If this is to end in fire
    Then we will all burn together

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    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.

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    What a loss indeed. RIP.

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

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

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    RIP.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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    “Martian Chronicles” remains one of my favourites. R.I.P. Mr Bradbury.
    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”– MLK

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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.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    It's "All Summer in a Day" that skatingfan5 mentioned.
    ‎"You emerge victorious from the maze you've been travelling in." Oct 21,2012- Best Fortune Cookie Ever!

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