Skip to comments.Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91
Posted on 06/06/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California.
Author of more than 27 novels and story collections most famously The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science fiction. Some say he singlehandedly helped to move the genre into the realm of literature.
The only figure comparable to mention would be [Robert A.] Heinlein and then later [Arthur C.] Clarke, said Gregory Benford, a UC Irvine physics professor and Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer. But Bradbury, in the 40s and 50s, became the name brand.
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Go With God Ray. You'll be missed, but your works remain with us.
He provided countless hours of highly imaginative and stimulating enjoyment to millions of readers all around the world.
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Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science fiction
Although he himself made the distinction between Sci-fi and what he said he wrote which was Science fantasy.
Onward to better things Mr Bradbury.
Mr. Bradbury, I loved your books.
Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
Loved “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “The Martian Chronicles” immensely! Too bad the movies didn’t live up to the books.
Thanks Ray. Rest in Peace.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
He was the very first author that I loved.His stories of small town life were my favorite even more than the future stories.He opened my mind to the beauty of the written word.
I grew up with Bradbury. His work was poignant and invoked a sense of wonder that remains with me today. And that’s a priceless gift.
your scifi craft will entertain people long after today.
my favorite is the short story “A Sound of Thunder” which eloquently discribes the Grandfather Paradox...discribed also as the Butterfly Effect because of the cause and effect, the caused being stepping on a butterfly in the past....
Great Stuff Ray.....
I’ve never looked at lightning rods the same way.
I had the great opportunity to hear Ray Bradbury speak when I was in college in the 70’s. He was incredibly funny and smart, had many interesting stories to relate, seemed like a super guy and was one of the most enjoyable speakers I have ever heard. RIP Mr. Bradbury, you were a good one.
Enjoy the view, Ray..............
R.I.P. Mr. Bradbury.
“Something Wicked This Way Comes”, has been one of my favorites which I passed on to my Daughter who felt the same way. Too bad our politicians don’t thate works like this to heart. RIP Mr. Bradbury, you made the world just a bit better.
This thread needs more posts. RIP RB! A great one.
Jack Vance, another legend, is 95.