There's already a thread about it here.
A great loss.
Not news one wants with the morning coffee (nor, obviously, with lunch or dinner or tea or any other hour of the day).
This weekend I'll read the Martian Chronicles. It's in my pile of ToBeRead, but it just got promoted to the top.
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He was indisputably one of the greats, but what was so amazing about him, was the way he could find inspiration in ordinary, mundane things and situations. Truly an example to follow and we are all richer through having enjoyed his work. I found this on twitter... a link to his last published article. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2..._fact_bradbury
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lol, there were several threads on his death. They all had to be merged.
I'm sorry to say that when I heard the news I looked at my bookshelves and realized I hadn't kept a single Bradbury to reread. I too read Martian Chronicles as a boy and, along with Stranger in a Strange Land, got hooked on many of these classics. Led to all my Edgar Rice Burroughs, CS Lewis, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clark addictions.
By the way, I ordered the Ray Bradbury Theater complete collection on Amazon. Was only $10.49 for all the episodes. Unfortunately, low quality in the transfer (or I remember it better than it actually was).
Now I'll have to order some of them on Kindle. Wasn't there a movie of The Martian Chronicles? Rock Hudson? I don't remember it as being stellar though...
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There's no need to apologise, thekingsguard. We often have multiple threads when a well-known person passes, and Bookclub is a fine place to start one for Ray Bradbury.
When the threads have quietened, they are usually merged and moved to Remembrances. It's no problem.
Made me cry when I found out. Amazing writer, amazing man.
I remember the first short story I read by Ray Bradbury - "All Summer in a Day." It was beautiful.
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, and thank you for the wonderful gifts of writing you gave us. You have been a true inspiration, and you will continue to live on through your writing.
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R.I.P Ray Bradbury. Your works will always inspire us.
I have Read 451 more times than any other book it is absolutely one of my favorite books and all his other writings where amazing I read alot of his books and short stories when I first decided i would love to be a writer
Strangely I had not heard. A very unfortunate event. Thankfully, he will always be with us through his books and stories.
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Oh, man, I've only just heard this. So sad. I love his work. He was definitely one of the people who made me want to write; a man who took such joy in language.
I truly miss Ray. One of the best of his kind, he's certainly inspired me. The Illustrated Man is one of my absolute all time favorites.
Regarding losing the masters...
Seems like so many of yesterday's writers were more versatile. Not to say that we don't have younger writers who produce novels, non-fiction, screenplays and short stories, but I'd guess there are fewer these days.
I'm glad Anne mentioned Something Wicked. Possibly the best opening chapter ever written.