Ray Bradbury, 1920 – 2012

Mike Gold

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5 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    What a drag.

  2. Shane Kelly says:

    Such an immense loss to the world of literature and deep thinkers alike…On top of that, a genuinely nice guy.

  3. Reg says:

    Sigh. A GREAT one has gone. I am profoundly grateful to Mr. Bradbury for the many, many hours of being transported to worlds both fantastic and sublime.

  4. jim wiz says:

    Nice article / and reminisce Mike. Bradbury will continue to live within us all. Thank you.

  5. mike weber says:

    I’ve posted this story a couple of places:

    Bradbury was our Guest of Honor at the 1986 WorldCon, here in Atlanta.

    He wanted to check out the Art Show (part of which was a special exhibit of paintings by Chesley Bonestell, that i seem to recall were valued somewhere just south of a million).

    WorldCons run on 100% volunteer labour, top to bottom, and that included the security person checking membership badges at the Art Show door. WHo was a local who was more a TV and movie “sci-fi” fan than an SF reader.

    Bradbury arrived at the door, and she said “Whoa, there buddy – can’t get in without a name badge.”

    “But I’m Ray Bradbury.”

    “Bradbury, Schmadbury, no-one gets in without a badge.”

    I can think of several authors who might have gotten a little shirty over that one*, but not Bradbury.

    He apparently smiled, went away, got his name badge – the one that said “Guest of Honor” – and came back.

    And told her she did the Right Thing.

    She was later observed at a party wearing a hand-calligraphed button that said “Bradbury, Schmadbury, no-one gets in without a badge.”…