Wednesday, June 06, 2012

RIP, Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury dies; sci-fi author wrote ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ ‘Martian Chronicles’ - The Washington Post:

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It's been years and years since I read Fahrenheit 451 or the Martian Chronicles, but I can still recall scenes and images from those books with cinematic intensity. Whatever else he was, Bradbury was a writer who could evoke places and times that have never been, but make you feel as though you'd been there and lived through them--whether it was walking through an eerily empty nighttime suburb where television long ago subsumed the lives of ordinary humans (a terrifying prospect back in mid-twentieth century America), or if you were somehow a lone survivor of an atomic holocaust seeing the silhouettes of vanished people seared into the side of a lonely, automated tract house.  

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