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Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:33:52 AM »

I think I read about everything he wrote when I was growing up.  Loved his books....
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 09:37:12 AM »
Same here. Bradbury was legendary. Something that only we gamers might appreciate is that in any 4x sci-fi game I play, I always name my exploration ships after the greats of science fiction, the Bradbury, the Asimov, the Verne, etc...... My little tribute.

RIP Ray, a life well lived.

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Ray Bradbury has died.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 09:41:11 AM »

Read all of his books and shorts stories as a kid.

EDIT***** Oops! Ninja'd above by steve58 ......
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 09:51:26 AM »

I merged the two threads also.
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 10:51:48 AM »
I've only read a couple of his stories, but he is absolutely a giant of the genre.

I liked this from the LA Times -

Bradbury's follow-up bestseller, 1953's "Fahrenheit 451," was based on two earlier short stories and written in the basement of the UCLA library, where he fed the typewriter 10 cents every half-hour. "You'd type like hell," he often recalled. "I spent $9.80 and in nine days I had 'Fahrenheit 451.' "

Nine days for 'Farhenheit 451'. Most people could spend nine years and not come close. Amazing.

Another sad passing. May he Rest in Peace.
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 11:47:22 AM »

Frankly though I was under the impression he has already passed away quite some time ago.

Anyway, the only book of his that I remember reading was Fahrenheit 451, a nice book too.
There is a book store in Rome that is named Fahrenheit 451, unfortunately the guys there have no clue as to why it is called that way :P

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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 01:54:15 PM »
R.I.P.  Ray

I loved his work.  My two favorite Bradbury books are Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 02:25:11 PM »
Oh yes, Something Wicked - been absolutely years since I read that - must see if I can pick up a copy on amazon.

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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 05:38:12 PM »
Dandelion Wine, October Country, Martian Chronicles, so many great books. I especially loved his short storys- Check out the story 'The Veldt' from 'Illustrated Man'. It's a bit... twisted ;) Apparently some contemporary band called Deadmau5 has a song based on it!
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 07:34:22 PM »
A true giant who will be sorely missed.  Outside of 451, I hadn't read any of his works until I hit my twenties.  One of the best things I have ever done.
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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 08:12:59 AM »
Just reading this now.  He was my favourite author in my youth.  I just read the CNN stories too.  Interesting man.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 09:48:23 AM »
He was indeed a giant among science-fiction writers.  RIP Mr. Bradbury. 

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Re: Ray Bradbury -- RIP
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 08:50:34 AM »
He was indeed a giant among science-fiction writers.  RIP Mr. Bradbury.

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