Ray Bradbury has died…

One of my favorite books of all time– ‘The Martian Chronicles‘.

It doesnt matter how many times I read it… The same stories, the same lines cause me to sob uncontrollably, from awe of humanitys potential, from mourning humanitys lost potential, from thinking about the great things we have achieved, from thinking about The End and how we will End It All…

Ray Bradbury has died.

*sigh*

One of my favorite lines, from anything, book/movie/song, anything:

“Garrett?” called Stendahl softly. Garrett silenced himself. “Garrett,” said Stendahl, “do you know why I’ve done this to you? Because you burned Mr. Poe’s books without really reading them. You took other people’s advice that they needed burning. Otherwise you’d have realized what I was going to do to you when we came down here a moment ago. Ignorance is fatal, Mr. Garrett.”

We will continue to fight the firemen, Ray, whether they are trying to burn books or burn blogs.  Ignorance is fatal.

 

 

News via Miranda :(

Comments

  1. #1 podunkmo
    Sadtown USA
    June 6, 2012

    The light in the world just got dimmer. He will be missed.

  2. #2 H
    United Kingdom
    June 6, 2012

    I don’t believe it. I’ve been collecting his books one at a time for years now, wanting to only buy them second hand (thought he might appreciate that). Even found a 49p one from him today in a pokey second hand store. Thought he’d go on forever.

    “Death is a Lonely Business”

  3. #3 Miranda Celeste Hale
    :(
    June 7, 2012

    Very sad indeed. :( I love that passage you quoted, and I love this one, too: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/142700 (their messages are pretty similar, I think)

  4. #5 Greg
    June 12, 2012

    And, just to be clear, while I loved his writing, I think it’s a shame that he became a rightwing crank in later life.

  5. #6 Sean McCorkle
    June 15, 2012

    FYI – there’s an online petition to have the US Post Office issue a Ray Bradbury stamp:

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ray-bradbury-us-stamp-campaign.html

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