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.
Edit: Sorry for this - how does one set the size of the pictures in this new forum?
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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.