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    Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dies

    BY JOHN ASBURY The Press Enterprise STAFF WRITER
    Published: 06 June 2012 07:34 AM

    Renowned science factor author Ray Bradbury, whose works include Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died this morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 91, according to reports.

    Mr. Bradbury’s grandson and his biographer confirmed the death to the science fiction blog, i09.com.

    The literary legend is best known for his classic books, which pioneered the science fiction genre. Mr. Bradbury previously visited the Inland region, including a reading at the opening of the Temecula Library and during the 2008 Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UC Riverside, which holds the largest science fiction collection in the country.

    UCR gave Mr. Bradbury the lifetime achievement award for his literary career. The theme of the conference was "Chronicling Mars," and it explored his classic, The Martian Chronicles.

    Mr. Bradbury was a Waukegan, Ill., native who moved to California with his family when he was 14. During a 2007 Temecula Reads! Event, Mr. Bradbury relayed how it cost him $9.80 to write the book on a rented typewriter in the basement of the UCLA library.

    “I wrote my first story when I was 12 and have been doing it ever since,” the “Fahrenheit 451” author said to an overflow crowd. “My work in high school was dreadful and the day I graduated, I wept because I was nowhere as a writer and so afraid. But if you're not doing what you love, you're doing the wrong thing. I've not had one melancholy day or day of depression in my life.”

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    I think it is important for us to know that Mr. Bradbury had once visited Temecula.
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    bummer =/

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    i thought he was already dead
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    I had to read a book and build a small model in 6th grade. I chose Martian Chronicles and that book still remains fresh in my memory. A friend of mine met Mr. Bradbury at Comicon a couple years ago. He said he was a very nice person who was always willing o speak to fans.
    "Oh this uncertainty is taking me over"

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    Damn, 451 is by far my favorite sic-fi book.

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    Bradbury is one of those authors whose work was incredibly formative to me growing up. Beautiful, lyrical stuff, and so much more than just a "sci-fi writer." And his description of his writing process is one I still share with my own students: "I throw up in the morning and clean up in the afternoon."
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    "I've not had one melancholy day or day of depression in my life.”
    I wish I could claim this to be true for my life.

    But I guess he forgot about the day he cried after graduating from high school.

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    This week's New Yorker is entirely dedicated to sci-fi and features a really nice essay by Bradbury. The New Yorker website has unlocked the article today.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2..._fact_bradbury
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    RIP Ray! My friend is his granddaughter and found out from her yesterday, sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Damn, 451 is by far my favorite sic-fi book.
    God I want to tear into you for this, but Lance and I respect all deceased individuals. May eternity take you more interesting places than your imagination ever did, Ray.
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    RIP. May I now stop getting you mixed up with Gene Roddenberry.

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    It's important to Temecula locals dammit!
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    as is meth

    Haven't tried Ray, so I think I'll buy that Martian Chronicles book. Liked HG Wells for my sci-fi fix. Get this for ten bucks if you haven't already.


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    He was my favorite author as a kid. This is probably my favorite book by him. I even wrote a macabre poem about it.
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