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Ray Bradbury Dies

  1. Jun 6, 2012 #1

    lisab

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    I think I read almost everything he wrote. R.I.P.
     
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    RIP Ray, you were read even here.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2012 #6

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    RIP Ray Bradbury.

    Thanks for making things like this possible:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEMWtyAKRhQ
     
  8. Jun 6, 2012 #7

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    What a great author. He'll be missed.
     
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    I've got everything he ever wrote, although most of it isn't the first copy I read 'cause I got those from a library in my teens but I love his stuff so much I bought everything later. My kids have also read some of his best.

    RIP
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 #9

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    Some of his best works (IMO) were not the novels and novellas that got so much attention, but the short stories that turned up in the pulps.

    I was quite lucky that my friend's father was a fan of the pulps and he subscribed to quite a few of them. I was careful with his books, and always returned them in good order, so I got to read a lot of stories that I could not have afforded otherwise. Very nice guy. MIT prof with national security experience from the beginnings of the cold war. AND a fan of science fiction. His library was incredible. Still, I loved those pulps.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2012 #10

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    I absolutely loved the short stories in "The Illustrated Man". "The veldt", and "Last night of the World" are two of my favorites, although all are excellent. I still periodically remember that scene from "The long rain" in the movie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illustrated_Man
     
  12. Jun 6, 2012 #11

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    Bradbury's short stories were among the best in the pulps. He had a way of expressing complex situations with minimal words, and still made the stories enjoyable and readable. The editors of those pulps had a way of coaxing cogent and compact stories out of their contributors, as explained in many fan-mags. I doubt that Bradbury needed such guidance.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2012 #12

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    That actually explains, as well as I could, my opinion of him. He was not a Science Fiction writer, in that he had no regard for scientific accuracy. He was a brilliant poet and fantasist, whose vision frequently tended toward the future. Normally, I detest poetry, but his was in a class by itself. I'm sorry that he is no longer here.
     
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