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Ray Bradbury is probably the greatest writer I've ever read. His books read more like poetry than prose. If you haven't read The Illustrated Man you should. This collection of sci-fi short stories are very accessible—they are more about people and situations than technobabble. My two favorite stories are No Particular Night or Morning and Kaleidoscope. I also like his books Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.

Ray Bradbury made clear to everyone that science fiction can be art.

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Doughty, that is sad. A good innings but still sad. I love his Martian Chronicles - hence the series of images I did. I agree BB. Ray's underlying message was one of kindness, love & tolerance for others & acceptance.

If you haven't read his books, do yourself a favour, get one!


Knowledge is no burden to carry.


April Jones, 2012

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Gosh, I must've read Illustrated Man way back in Junior High (30+ years ago). Regrettably, it was probably the only one of his books I ever read (though he may be gone, his books aren't so I guess I will still have the opportunity to read others).

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Growing up, books were always there in the house and like the Sunday paper just a fact of life. Dad bought Science Fiction - Mom liked Mystery.

Bradbury I think, was the longest lived of the SF authors I've read, so he seems like an end of an era.

I'm glad that you all admit to reading SF. Anytime that I've mentioned reading it I was looked at with askance as if I was an alien.

I found, Bradbury Stories; 100 of Bradbury's Most Celebrated Tales, at the library yesterday and quite a few don't look familiar.




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