RiP Ray Bradbury

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  1. Yaujta

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    First Maurice Sendak, now Ray Bradbury. Dear lord. Two of my favourite authors, gone in the same year. :( 
     
  3. ArmadaJetfire

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    :(  :rip  Rest now good sir........
     
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    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    :rip  Mr. Bradbury your books shall never be forgotten.
     
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    He wrote Beast from 20000 phantoms; one of his first stories to be converted into a film:(  gonna watch it later.

    RIP and thanks for the stories.
     
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    And thus falls a titan, to slumber beneath mountains as the bedrock of his own legacy. A legacy that looked to the stars, to the future, to dreams, while never losing sight of the humanity that would experience it. He waxed about the truest parts of ourselves, our youth and our loves, but never shied away from our fears, our shortcomings, and our mortality in the unstoppable stream of time. He didn't have to, because he saw clearly the limits of those shadows in the light of our ideals, and seemed convinced that even on the barren rocks of mars, that there would come soft rains.

    Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

    It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

    ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

    "Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will... Everything that happens before Death is what counts." - Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
     
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    One of my favorite authors.

    Thanks Ray.
     
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    Fahrenheit 451 was and remains one of my favorite SF books. A lot of insight went into that one. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    RIP
     
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    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    Damn shame. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favourite books ever, I just read it again last week :rip 
     
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    D: His work is so good, sucks to see him go :(  :rip 
     
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    While I disagreed with many of the ideals and messages that he portrayed in his novels, it's always a damned shamed to lose an intellectual of that caliber. Rest in peace.
     
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    :rip 
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    Truthfully, I thought he had died years ago. RIP
     
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    One of my favorite authors, even his non-scifi works are great. I remember when we were young, each time my sister passed by my room I would say "something wicked this way comes" it irritated her a lot since since she knows what the book is all about hehe.
     
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    Same here. RIP Ray.
     
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    Indeed, Rest in Peace. Even though I haven't gotten a chance to read much of his stuff, even from what I read, I know the guy was smart and incredibly talented. Currently working on a short story in his honor.

    Also, rented The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Finally gonna give that a proper watch.

    God, I can only imagine how Ray Harryhausen must feel. From what I've seen, their friendship ran deep. My heart goes out to him and Bradbury's family.
     
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    I knew Ray Bradbury was a contemporary of my grandfather, but only found out in a post my aunt made about his passing that they were actually good friends in the very early science fiction fandom. It always gets to me when someone from that era passes away.. my grandfather passed when I was very young, and I often wish I could have talked to him as I got older.

    I pulled down one of my grandfather's old books and read "August 2026", one of Bradbury's short stories, when I heard the news. It takes a heck of a writer to make a story about a house affecting.
     

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