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RIP Ray Bradbury

A story of Ray Bradbury's that has always haunted me, and one that seems appropriate for the occasion, is "There Will Come Soft Rains" from The Martian Chronicles. Wikipedia links to a PDF version of the story.

His book on writing, Zen in the Art of Writing is also superb.

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pachamama
Jun. 6th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
That's always been my favourite story as well.

Godspeed, he shall be missed.
auntysocial
Jun. 6th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm especially fond of "Death Is a Lonely Business," because it is set in Venice,CA in the late 1940's. He captured the place so well! I have deep early memories of Venice just a few years later. It was and is a magic place.
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graymalkin13
Jun. 8th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
The stories I remember most vividly are "The Strawberry Window" (in which the description of the window contains a delirium of colors and metaphors that made me want to write in torrents of colorful images) and "The long Rain" (total immersion in a terrifying alien environment and the struggle against a simple, pervasive enemy: rain).

His greatest gift was the ability to convey overwhelming emotion with a few simple words.

Thanks for mentioning Zen and the Art of Writing -- I'm going to read it.
firecat
Jun. 8th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh yes, do read it!
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