01 April 2008

[sf_fandom] Ray Bradbury Dies

1462. No, not that one; this one (Via David Langford's Hugo-award winning Ansible):

Ray Bradbury (1950-2008), UK fan and long-time stalwart of the
Birmingham SF Group, died on 17 March -- about a week before his 58th birthday. He was a skilled conjuror and member of the Magic Circle whose occasional performances in fandom were much appreciated.

Given the day, seeing that obit in the Ansible really had me going.

It should go without saying that the Birmingham involved is the one in the UK, not the one in Alabama.

Our own Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine and far too many nifty stories to count here, is still very much with us. Naturally, our thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of the other fellow (who died much too young).

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cube said...

I thought first Clarke, and now Bradbury...No, it can't be!!! And it wasn't.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

You're dead on. That's exactly what I thought too.

I also thought that If that fellow were still alive, he'd think this were most ironic.