Interesting to mourn the loss of someone who wrote so aptly about death:
quote:Know only Real? Fall dead. So Nietzsche said. We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth. The World is too much with us. The Flood stays on beyond forty days, The sheep that graze in yonder fields are wolves. The clock that ticks inside your head is truly Time And in the night will bury you.
451 was definitely one of the most important science fiction books ever written. Right up there with 1984.
I was at work today when I saw the news. I stopped in the hall as my coworkers and I were walking out to lunch. I stared at the television and I was suddenly depressed. My coworkers kept walking and turned when they realized I'd stopped. They insisted I hurry, then seemed oblivious when I pointed out the news story. They didn't even know who he was or what he had written. I was shocked and sad and appalled all at the same time.
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