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06-06-2012, 10:07 AM
R.I.P., Ray Bradbury
You youngsters probably won't know who this is, but it's been reported that Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury has died.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/06/showbiz/ra...index.html

His books shaped my love for sci-fi. Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles were favorite books in my youth.



Here is a link to one of his many short stories:


A Sound of Thunder, by Ray Bradbury

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06-06-2012, 10:19 AM
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Sad

All Summer in a Day was one of my favourite short stories.

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06-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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Awww, rest in peace!

One of my favourite's was a short story about a home in the future that came alive assumed it's owners. I forget it's name, it was over 15 years ago I went through a Bradbury phase.
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06-06-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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I read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time in 10th grade when I was 15 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. What a long life he had! Of course, he was a theist, so I guess that makes him an idiot in a lot of people’s minds in this forum, especially the teen atheists who just know for a fact that anyone who believes in God is sub-intellectual and un-evolved.
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06-06-2012, 11:49 AM
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You don't have to be an atheist to be cool.

My first experience with Mr. Bradbury was not in book form. It was from TV.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088591/


Then of course came the books. I remember being assigned to read Fahrenheit 451 in highschool and laughing because I'd already read it voluntarily. Meanwhile all of the other kids moaned about it. They didn't like Shakespeare either. n00bs.

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06-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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That guy was still alive ??? Wow...
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06-06-2012, 01:24 PM
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RIP, great writer. Matian cronicles a paticular favorite of mine. As to him being a thiest, cant say I care, his work speaks for itself.

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06-06-2012, 05:01 PM
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“The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas. ”
Ray Bradbury
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An artist who loved and wrote about science. He was my hero.


Thanks Uncle Ray. Heart

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06-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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(06-06-2012 11:53 AM)morondog Wrote:  That guy was still alive ??? Wow...

This was actually my first reaction. Smile

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06-06-2012, 07:25 PM
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(06-06-2012 11:53 AM)morondog Wrote:  That guy was still alive ??? Wow...
I had the same thought Smile

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