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Bon Voyage, Ray

Science fiction legend Ray Bradbury has embarked on a new journey. According to USA Today, the writer of such speculative fiction classics such as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 died Tuesday night at the age of 91.

Bradbury was one of my entry points to science fiction. I met him once, albeit briefly, at a Cisco Networkers conference in Los Angeles in 2001. He was an affable man, very congenial and very pleasant in real life. Well, at least to me.

Bon voyage, Ray. Thanks for sharing your incredible intellect and thought-provoking stories with us.

Hit tip to Passive Guy over at The Passive Voice for the notification.

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  1. Evan
    June 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    “Those who don’t build must burn. It’s as old as history and juvenile delinquents.”

    RIP to a great one.

    • June 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      I really loved this guy’s work, moreso than most of his contemporaries, such as Asimov and Clark. A real shame he’s left us, but at 91, he had one hell of a run.

  2. June 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Oh so jealous you got to meet him!

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