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Posted: 06 June 2012 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-author-ray-bradbury-dead-20120606,0,3320611.story

I didn’t read everything of his, but I can’t deny the impact those stories I did read had on my own storytelling.  And he gave me my working definition of Science Fiction vs Fantasy.

And the Speculative Fiction world gets a little dimmer.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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just heard about this… amazing writer… he will be missed :(

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Posted: 06 June 2012 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Sad news.

I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of his work over the years - an amazingly gifted writer I had always thought.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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WOW, this has been a year of loss!  R.I.P. Ray!  *sigh..* long face

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Posted: 06 June 2012 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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oh noooooooo :(

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Posted: 06 June 2012 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Very sad news. I enjoyed and grew up watching all his stuff.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Very sad. I did this only a few months ago…

The Fog Horn blew. The monster opened its great toothed mouth and the sound that came from it was the sound of the Fog Horn itself. Lonely and vast and far away. The sound of isolation, a viewless sea, a cold night, apartness. That was the sound.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Very sad news indeed. My dad likes to tell the story of how he met Ray Bradbury in an elevator once. Still 91 years is a really good run. We shall never forget his contributions to the world of literature.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I just learned this very sad news. I grew up with a great number of Ray’s works populating my bedroom bookshelf alongside other greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Tolkien, and Samuel R. Delaney. So much of his work was translated into television and film, and his enormous talent places his works clearly among the “Classics”. He will surely be missed. It’s kinda like loosing someone I grew up with, and that is always so very sad. Rest in peace, Ray! You will forever live on through your works.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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A true great one. I loved the unique voice of his stories, and we are blessed to have the tremendous body of work he created over his lifetime. He’s been a major inspiration to scores of writers, and I would have to include myself as one. I can’t try to write a story without thinking of “The Veldt”.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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He was a fairytale writer who didn’t write fairytales - well mostly. His language was so dreamy and beautiful, he was a great inspiration to me during my formative years.
I love his sci-fi work, but the short story collection A Medicine for Melancholy remains my favourite. Rarely have I been so moved by anything I read.
RIP to a great man!

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Wow! That’s sad. But 91 is a very good run, so he’s seen things we’ll never see. He lived from the age of the transistor, to see handheld devices that uses touchscreens.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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He’d been here so long it felt as if he was a permanent fixture. He produced some wonderful work.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I consider him not a “writer” per se, but an excellent storyteller (which of course he was the best of both), and I kind of fancied myself trying to write along the same vein. I am saddened by his loss.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Now thats sad news, with stories like The Butterfly Effect he was a genius way before his time. 
Even The Pedestrian seems almost prophetic today after hearing this.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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There Will Come Soft Rains was always a favorite of mine. The robotic smart house that continues to do all the chores for a family who has been long dead after a nuclear holocaust

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