R.I.P., Ray Bradbury
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07-06-2012, 10:15 AM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2012 05:45 PM by cufflink.)
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury
(06-06-2012 10:29 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  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.

LJ, I wonder if you're thinking of "There Will Come Soft Rains," Ray's 1950 story about a "smart house" of the future that continues to function for a while after its inhabitants have been killed in a nuclear holocaust.

I loved Bradbury, especially The Martian Chronicles and a short-story collection called The October Country, with fantasy stories that both delighted and scared me, which I read and re-read endlessly when i was young.

Rest in peace, sir.

Here are a couple of videos from two different points in Bradbury's life:









ETA: Here's the New York Times obit. Very nice piece. It includes this endearing little glimpse into Bradbury's personal life:

Quote:While Mr. Bradbury championed the space program as an adventure that humanity dared not shirk, he was content to restrict his own adventures to the realm of imagination. He lived in the same house in Los Angeles for more than 5o years, rearing four daughters with his wife, Marguerite, who died in 2003. For many years he refused to travel by plane, preferring trains, and he never learned to drive.

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R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Erxomai - 06-06-2012, 10:07 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Smooshmonster - 06-06-2012, 10:19 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - LadyJane - 06-06-2012, 10:29 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - cufflink - 07-06-2012 10:15 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Egor - 06-06-2012, 11:39 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - lucradis - 06-06-2012, 11:49 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - morondog - 06-06-2012, 11:53 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Erxomai - 06-06-2012, 07:13 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Humakt - 06-06-2012, 01:24 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - kim - 06-06-2012, 05:01 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - LadyJane - 07-06-2012, 10:28 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - cufflink - 08-06-2012, 01:38 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - kim - 08-06-2012, 02:14 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - Erxomai - 08-06-2012, 05:28 PM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - cufflink - 23-08-2012, 09:36 AM
RE: R.I.P., Ray Bradbury - kim - 23-08-2012, 10:18 AM
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