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R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:41 AM

SKYWALKEN


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Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.


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One of the most brilliant authors of the 20th century.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:48 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


91

That's a good haul.

Be at peace.


" We're all just folk. " - Mal

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:58 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


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Originally posted by SKYWALKEN:
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Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.


http://io9.com/5916175/rip-ray-bradbury-author-of-fahrenheit-451-and-t
he-martian-chronicles


One of the most brilliant authors of the 20th century.



Hello,

Fahrenheit 451, a masterpiece about censorship written on a rented typewriter. We shall miss these authors of classics as they pass on. I remember a similar sadness when Asimov left. How many are still here from the golden age of sci-fi?

--Anthony



Note to Self:
Raptor - women who want to control their reproductive processes are sluts.
Wulf - Niki is a stupid fucking bitch who should hurry up and die.
Never forget what these men are.
“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” -Thomas Szasz

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:14 AM

BYTEMITE


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That's sad. Ray Bradbury may have renounced some of the more important themes and implications of Fahrenheit 451 but he still had some major literary impact.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:49 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Are there any of them LEFT any more, Anthony? Clarke, Heinlen, Bradbury, Aasimov, Sagan...who's left? I would say we were lucky to see a golden age which will not come again.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 6:33 AM

BYTEMITE


There will always be writers, some will create works of staggering genius, recognized as such in their lives.

That does not lessen the work or accomplishments of previous times.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7:15 AM

CAVETROLL


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Are there any of them LEFT any more, Anthony? Clarke, Heinlen, Bradbury, Aasimov, Sagan...who's left? I would say we were lucky to see a golden age which will not come again.



^ This. I'm glad that some of the publishing houses are re-publishing the older writers. And without a doubt, the golden age of sci fi print was the Campbell authors. Almost all of whom you named wrote for Campbell at one time or another.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7:24 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


yepper, the GrandDaddy of us all is gone.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7:36 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Will he be cremated?

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:15 AM

OONJERAH



Books from the Crypt - BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PULPS =>
http://www.booksfromthecrypt.com/news.htm

In late 1937, Science Fiction rounded a corner. Joseph W. Campbell assumed the editorship
of Astounding Stories and, hitting his stride in 1938, ushered in the official Golden Age
of Science Fiction. Many of the 'big' SF names published their first stories in 1938 and
1939: Lester del Rey (Astounding 4/38), Isaac Asimov (Amazing 3/39), Robert A. Heinlein
(Astounding 8/39), A. E. van Vogt (Astounding 7/39), Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding 9/39).
And L. Ron Hubbard, previously an adventure pulp magazine contributor, made his first SF
sale to Astounding in July 1938. The authors were there and the fiction soon followed.
Heinlein's Future History, Asimov's Foundation Trilogy (yes, until the early 80s, it was
just a trilogy) . . .

Aldiss, Ballard, Leiber, Niven, Vance, etc. . . It was a bunch of Amazing Minds.

I should put this in Signym's Most Influential Books thread.
Because as a child and a young adult, I pretty much misunderstood everything that counted
or could help me through Real Life.
But Astounding Stories/Astounding Science Fiction, and the authors there, taught me plenty
of good theory & principle while keeping me entertained.

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I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ~Charles R Swindoll

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:43 PM

MINCINGBEAST


Bradbury was great; he just lived a little too long. Long enough to lavishly praise Reagan and describe Charlton Heston as an "intellectual."

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:19 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


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Originally posted by SKYWALKEN:
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Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.


http://io9.com/5916175/rip-ray-bradbury-author-of-fahrenheit-451-and-t
he-martian-chronicles


One of the most brilliant authors of the 20th century.



I second that. He had such a big influence on me and was so amazing. I can't believe he's gone.

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