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stephenrbenson said in February 12th, 2011 at 9:55 am

Heh, me too. The Illustrated Man was the first book of real science fiction I remember reading. I’d read C.S. Lewis and stuff like that but nothing like this. Must have been about 10 or 11, maybe a bit older. My mother gave it to me, paperback, I still remember the cover. Must have been hassling for something to read one rainy day.

Amazing, totally hooked. Kaleidoscope, The Rocket Man, The City, The Exiles, The Long Rain… and the witch and the man. All with me for life.

I consumed several Bradbury books pretty quickly, all those stories – the Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, The Day It Rained Forever, Dandelion Wine … and always that amazing prose and his good-natured observation of human foibles (what a horrible cliche, sorry, but it’s hard to avoid).

So yeah, me too.

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Cin said in February 12th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thanks for the comment Stephen. Ah.. yes… what a bunch of great reading memories! That makes me want to revisit some more!