|June 7th, 2012, 10:19 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
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.
|June 7th, 2012, 11:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Slope, Colorado
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!!
|December 18th, 2012, 04:55 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2012
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.