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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Ray Bradbury was one of the first science fiction authors I read when I was younger. I especially enjoyed The Martian Chronicles. I was sorry to hear of his death this week at the age of 91.

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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I first encountered Bradbury when six or seven, and my mom and dad let me join "The Science Fiction Book Club." As I remember, the club sent out a list of choices every few weeks, and the books cost a dollar, hardback. At first, I enjoyed reading short stories, and Bradbury's were featured in a lot of short story collections.

In school, I read many of his novels as part of the curriculum, "The Martian Chronicles" of course, "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Illustrated Man," and "Fahrenheit 451" I remember well.

He's best remembered as a science-fiction writer, but he didn't like being called one!!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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I loved Something Wicked This Way Comes. RIP Ray.
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Yes this is very sad..........

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Old December 18th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Glad to see this topic here. I was so upset that he passed this summer, I always thought I would get the chance to meet him. My mother gave me my first book of Ray Bradbury shorts stories about six years ago, when I was eleven. Since then I have acquired and read most of his collection. I have yet to come across one I didn't love. So far, the Martian Chronicles, the Illustrated Man, and A Graveyard for Lunatics have been my favorites.
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The man was way ahead of his time.*Like Doyle was.
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