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Like many of the other folks on the board I've been a Ray Bradbury fan since I first opened the cover of one of his books. When I was in 7th grade I ordered A Medicine for Melancholy and The Machineries of Joy from Scholastic Books. (There was just something in the titles that piqued my imagination.) Within three days I had devoured both books and had ordered The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Since then I think I've read almost everything he's ever written � and have savored every word! I tribute Mr. Bradbury with my love of Sci-Fi as well as my love of the written word. I still have those first four books among my most prized possessions.

Thank You Ray.
 
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topher01, I "discovered" Ray in the 7th grade as well. I was a bored student, looking for something to read, when a wise junior high school librarian handed me a copy of THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN and said, "Here, I think you'll enjoy this." Truer words were never said. I was immediately hooked on Ray's writing, and he has been my favorite writer ever since. Welcome to the message board!
 
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I was also a bored student. I had just discovered how great science fiction was so my mom brought up a stack of Bradburys from the basement. First I read "The Illustrated Man" because the cover was really cool. IT BLEW MY MIND! I quickly went on to The "Martian Chronicles". AGAIN MY MIND WAS BLOWN. and then to "Something Wicked This Way Comes" which is less sci fi-ish, but i still love it. I knew Bradbury would be my favorite author after I read the first story in "Illustrated" which was "The Veldt."


By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
 
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Summer between 7th and 8th grades, 29 years here.
 
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35 years, 9th grade. My first RB book was the same one I'd read in the school library - R is for Rocket. I still have that paperback, now 31 years old.
 
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1969, 9th grade. Started with F451. Fan all these years (35 years). His magic has never died. I've loved getting exposure to the poetry, etc., as well. Met him twice -- both times were great. He changed my life, just like Mr. Electrico changed his.
 
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