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A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby trang » 06 Jun 2012 11:49

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

Ray Bradbury passed away today, sorry to see him go. The first sci-fi story I read was when I was 7 years old, it is called "the long rain" by Bradbury. I have read Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and have a couple books with short stories of his. He will be missed and hope he
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Postby Freakzilla » 06 Jun 2012 12:32

451 was one of my first SF books, too.
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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby Apjak » 06 Jun 2012 12:43

For better or worse, the first thing that came to my mind was this.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1IxOS4VzKM&feature=plcp[/youtube]

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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby Serkanner » 06 Jun 2012 12:52

451 is also one of the books I read when I started reading science fiction. Time for a re-read.
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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby Freakzilla » 06 Jun 2012 13:11

I just noticed it on Netflix last night, I think I'll have a memorial viewing.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 06 Jun 2012 13:22

:( The Illustrated Man was one of my very first proper SF reads, and one I've been meaning to re-visit for a while.

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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby lotek » 07 Jun 2012 05:13

I think the Martian Chronicles was one of the first time I saw there was more to SF than pew pews and droids.

It's sad, even though it's part of the process it still sucks.

I agree in hoping they'll never try to make an action movie tie in novel loosely based on one of his titles and the Maker forbid there's some hack with pointy teeth and bad breath in ambush somewhere...
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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby ULFsurfer » 07 Jun 2012 07:22

lotek wrote:I agree in hoping they'll never try to make an action movie tie in novel loosely based on one of his titles and the Maker forbid there's some hack with pointy teeth and bad breath in ambush somewhere...


They'd better not...

Do you guys remember the Bradbury Theater TV-show that was aired in the 80s? I think I will watch some for the good memories. Unfortunately I have no hard copies of his books at home.. wish I could read 451 or Martian chronicles right now.

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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jun 2012 07:30

The books they were burning in 451 were really KJA books. :P
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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby lotek » 07 Jun 2012 10:03

Freakzilla wrote:The books they were burning in 451 were really KJA books. :P


so that's what he meant by I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it. ?

It all makes sense now !
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Postby DuneFishUK » 07 Jun 2012 14:10

Burning books is so 1953.

Click>Drag>Right-Click>Empty

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Postby SadisticCynic » 07 Jun 2012 14:39

DuneFishUK wrote:Burning books is so 1953.

Click>Drag>Right-Click>Empty

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Click>Shift+Delete>Enter

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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jun 2012 14:59

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Postby Hunchback Jack » 08 Jun 2012 00:34

Apart from a few random shorts, I haven't read any Bradbury, although I do own some. Any suggestions?

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Postby Robspierre » 08 Jun 2012 00:50

R is for Rocket and S is for Space are two good collections.


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Re: A Grand Master has passed on...

Postby Hunchback Jack » 08 Jun 2012 01:03

I have the former; thanks, Rob.

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