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peteOcha
06-06-2012, 02:30 PM
Sad news. :(

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/06/science-fiction-legend-ray-bradbury-dead-91/53215/

Martin
06-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Sad news indeed.

bsaenz24
06-06-2012, 02:59 PM
F)@!((!)@k !!!

paperdragon
06-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Such sad news to start the day with, for me he was America's greatest author.

“Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

frik51
06-06-2012, 03:02 PM
Oh wow - one of the Great Ones is gone.
Sad news indeed.

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Dan Hocker
06-06-2012, 03:05 PM
I was just about to post this.

TerryE
06-06-2012, 03:13 PM
I was going to start this thread, but it seems bad news travels fast. I'm so saddened. The literary world has lost one its true giants. We'll miss you Ray.

th3l0rd
06-06-2012, 04:15 PM
:(

bsaenz24
06-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Had to order a copy of Shadow Show as it is a tribute to Ray.....

Ben Staad
06-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Such sad news to start the day with, for me he was America's greatest author.

“Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Great quote. The man is a legend and will be missed by many of his avid readers. I remember just last year exposing my 11 (at the time) year old daughter to his writing and feeling like a was giving her a special gift. RIP.

srboone
06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Literally woke up just now to this news. My day is ruined before it started. :(

Very few giants walked the Earth these days. Now there is one less. RIP Mr. Bradbury.

TerryE
06-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Had to order a copy of Shadow Show as it is a tribute to Ray.....

Brad, you should have done that the day it was announced. I did. It looks like a great collection, and the latest update looks like it will be available soon.

bsaenz24
06-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Literally woke up just now to this news. My day is ruined before it started. :(

Very few giants walked the Earth these days. Now there is one less. RIP Mr. Bradbury.

Well said.

Martin
06-06-2012, 06:34 PM
This image was tweeted by Gabriel Rodriguez today:
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srboone
06-06-2012, 06:35 PM
I'm still emotional about this, but have to go int owork for a bit. I hope my eyes aren't too red when I get there....

mhatchett
06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
We can be sad for awhile, but if believe in what he wrote, he will always be with us.
MDH

Martin
06-06-2012, 07:29 PM
I heard of Mister Bradbury's passing when I arrived at work this morning. My initial reaction was sadness but not too much thought. As the day has gone I have not bee able to stop thinking about his stories. When I receive Shadow Shows this summer it will be greeted with a heavy heart.

TerryE
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM
I feel the same. But Ray titled a story, "Mars is Heaven", so he should be heading to that Red Planet that was in his heart (and that he planted in ours) for so many years.

paperdragon
06-06-2012, 08:33 PM
It has been a day of reflection for me as well, on a lighter note ran accross this prune commercial featuring him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5NxG_rr5aU

mhatchett
06-06-2012, 08:53 PM
Great!!!

bookworm 1
06-06-2012, 09:41 PM
:(:(:(:(.As I have said several times in this forum if not for Ray Bradbury I would not be the reader I am today.Sitting up late with a flashlight under the covers reading when I shold be sleeping all because of him.My heart is heavy today.I can't say more.:(.:(

srboone
06-07-2012, 05:44 AM
Comments on Bradbury's passing posted on stephenking.com:

"Ray Bradbury wrote three great novels and three hundred great stories. One of the latter was called 'A Sound of Thunder.' The sound I hear today is the thunder of a giant's footsteps fading away. But the novels and stories remain, in all their resonance and strange beauty."

Stephen King

TerryE
06-08-2012, 02:23 PM
I saw that, and thought Steve hadn't read enough of Ray's novels. I'm guessing he was thinking of Martian Chronicles, F 451, & Something Wicked. But Dandelion Wine was great, as was Death is a Lonely Business.

srboone
06-08-2012, 02:36 PM
Orperhps he thinks that only three of the novels Ray wrote are great. He's not naive enough to believe all of his own novels are great. :rolleyes:

bookworm 1
06-08-2012, 07:44 PM
I agree with that but I do think Mr.Bradbury wrote more then 3 great novels and I wonder if this is an appropriate time to say something like that.Would King fans be in an uproar if another popular author said something like that after he died?Just something to throw out there.I am still bummed about Ray Bradbury but reading his short story collection Bradburry stories between chapters of the current book I am reading (see what are you reading) helps me remember how he could write anything not just SF and Horror and fantasy.

tweetygirl0606
06-08-2012, 08:02 PM
RIP Mr Bradbury...you will be missed!!

tweetygirl0606
06-08-2012, 08:06 PM
I remember reading Dandilion Wine..I thought it was a great book!!

Martin
06-08-2012, 10:15 PM
I have never read Dandelion Wine. I have been thinking of re-reading Something Wicked This Way Comes, maybe I will read Dandelion Wine first.
I remember reading Dandilion Wine..I thought it was a great book!!

srboone
06-08-2012, 10:29 PM
Dandelion Wine is my favorite of Bradbury's books.

Teriw
06-08-2012, 11:17 PM
Thought about Something Wiked, so tempting yet I still can't. Its on my list when I finish playing catch up on 50ish years of stephen king. Maybe I should make an actual list since I have no memory.

TerryE
06-13-2012, 02:49 AM
Martin, definitely read "Dandelion Wine", then follow it with "Something Wicked...". They are very much opposite sides of the same coin. One an ode to the joys and mysteries of summer, the other to the mysteries and horrors of Halloween.