RIP Ray Bradbury

Truly a giant in the fantasy / sci-fi field, and the second of a once seemingly immortal trio of fan icons; Forry Ackerman, Mr. Bradbury, and now the sole member of the threesome yet remaining, Ray Harryhausen. Today’s sci-fi writers and filmmakers stand upon the shoulders of these giants (as anyone with a fan website like mine, millions of us, do on the shoulders of Uncle Forry). I can say without any sense of overstatement that we shall never see the like of these again. They quite simply changed the world.

Mr. Bradbury was 91.

  • Gamera977

    Can’t say I as a hard science SF fan I was a huge fan of Mr. Bradbury, I’d almost describe him as more of a poet than a writer but still the field is poorer with his loss.


  • Beckoning Chasm

    Oh my word.  Bradbury was among the first writers I ever sought out, and I’ve loved all of his books.  For a writer known for his beautiful use of words, I have to say I am at a loss for them.

  • Flangepart

    I started with Bradbury, the first collections i read were S is for Space and R is for Rocket…
    The true poet of the genre.

  • A sad day for the literary world. I remember reading ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ in grade school. Still one of my favorites.

  • KeithB

    The first I read was “The Veldt”, you get the feeling he had a problem with his parents…

  • The first book on Writing I ever owned was his Zen and the Art of Writing.  The end of Small Assassin will always haunt me.  The guy was good.

  • Ivan Linares

    Oh, no… How bad and sad! I’m knowing this first hand on this website… I’ll be forever thankful for Mr. Bradbury and his amazing worlds. His literature is a little hard to be found here in Brazil, but I’ve tried to grab everything his that got translated here.

    Last year I could read a comic adaptation of “Farenheit”, the book “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and an anthology of his dinosaur-themed short stories. I hope his demise encourage our publishing houses to praise his memory through the printing of his other works.

    Farewell, Sir! I hope to see you when I get where you are now…!