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Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

This is a shitty day. I lost a great friend and the world has lost one of its greatest writers. Humanity has lost a great, positive light that never stopped its positive shine even in our darkest moments.

As of today, our world and our future are greatly diminished.

I’ll write and share more about my friend, author Ray Bradbury, in a few days.

5 thoughts on “Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

  1. I am sorry to hear that. He seemed like such a wonderful guy. I’m sure Ray Harryhausen is taking it especially hard, given his boyhood and lifelong friendship, and their love of Kong.

  2. Wow, this is a tough one. Ray Bradbury was the most lyrical of that great generation of American SF writers. His works are a wellspring of imagination which would provide a lifetime worth of inspiration for any artist. Farenheit, Something Wicked, Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and that marvelous legion of short stories were tickets to an imaginative carnival which I eagerly purchased. The sheer poetry of his stories stories still amazes me. When you flip the pages of one of his books, you are immediately transported to whichever reality he is weaving. Colors, sounds, feelings, horror, amazement; Ray Bradbury could make you feel it. He also kept that wonderful childish sense of wonder and imagination throughout his life. perhaps that was the secret of his marvelous career. He was always looking just over the horizon and asking “What if?” To paraphrase a letter which he wrote to Helen Foster, upon the death of her husband Harold,…”God bless his talented soul.” We will not see his like again.

  3. Well said, Jim. 🙂

  4. I heard the sad news this morning. Not so long ago I was rereading his short story The Man Upstairs. A great tale crafted by a master.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury.

  5. What happened to the longer follow-up post you were going to do on Ray Bradbury?

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