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    RIP Ray Bradbury

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...hter-says.html
    One of the greats in speculative fiction. The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Great writer. He will be missed.


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    Absolutely missed.

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    Damn.

    He was a treasure. A true jewel.
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    In tribute to Mr. Bradbury, I'll burn my copy of Fahrenheit 451.

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    Just saw this now. Goodbye to a fantastic storyteller.

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    Saw that...knew it was coming...still sad. Bradbury is one of my top three favorite writers. I think it will be a Dandelion Wine kind of summer.
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    Probably the man who most shaped me as an artist and writer. I remember being intoxicated by Dandelion Wine in my early teens. His writing transcended the genre and touched something very deep inside me. I'm glad to see many who have written in this obit feel the same way.

    When I think of him it is like walking upon a silvered lawn during a warm summer's night.
    In the lunar air, the moon; nocturne's kite.
    And a boy strays into an observatory, within whose dark delight, its mirror, bright, shines back dreams into the infinite.

    Thank you Ray. With all my heart.
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    Very saddened totally irreplaceable!

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    Well shit.

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    Damn. He was a genius. He had such wild and amazing ideas, and translated them so well into such wonderful stories, it just blew me away. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my all time favourite books.

    Rest In Peace Mr Bradbury.
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    Neil Gaiman wrote a touching tribute for the Guardian paper.

    He has also written some pieces on his personal journal if interested.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...n-appreciation

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    Damn!
    though it was expected.
    I think I saw an interview with about 10 years ago and he was already looking quite frail.
    91 ain't such a bad run.

    I hope this doesn't bring the dirty attention of hollywood to his works.
    Quickly! we need to cash in - lets make Farenheit 451 - but let's make it FRESH, add more action, more sex and guns, and why not cast a jive-talking street wise Will Smith!

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    Every year or so I re-read his "Zen in the Art of Writing", a great book on the creative process in general. I think it's time again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onionface View Post
    I hope this doesn't bring the dirty attention of hollywood to his works.
    Quickly! we need to cash in - lets make Farenheit 451 - but let's make it FRESH, add more action, more sex and guns, and why not cast a jive-talking street wise Will Smith!
    I read a few years ago that director Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption) had a script written but he couldn't get any studios to back it. I imagine the script was far too intelligent and would probably make a fabulous movie, but might not be box office material. Fingers crossed it gets made eventually and is dedicated to Mr Bradbury.
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