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Talk:Science Fiction author Ray Bradbury dies


Should use active voice. This is passive voice headlinese: "Ray Bradbury [is] dead". Our most usual form for these would be "Ray Bradbury dies aged 91", or "... at age 91". One would probably also want to include something in the headline about who Ray Bradbury is, since not all readers necessarily know. --Pi zero (talk) 15:41, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Keeping it as short as possible, I like Author Ray Bradbury dies aged 91. Famous enough, I think, we can leave it at that and short tiles are cool where they work. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:43, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the fix! I can always count on my fellow Wikinewsies.Crtew (talk) 19:00, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

The word "aged" doesn't sound natural or flows and Bradbury is known worldwide, and so how about waiting until the lead? Crtew (talk) 19:05, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

No preference either way, I'm happy to leave the title the way it is now. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:26, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Obit headlines "... aged xx" is the most common pattern for such on en.wn, or so is my impression. Interesting, Crtew, that you perceive it as not flowing well; to me, it sounds like a bog standard idiom. --Pi zero (talk) 20:45, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Magazine CategoryEdit

I believe the magazine category is relevant because of the early history and dominance of science fiction writing in the pulps (the pulp magazines). Perhaps the framing from the pulps to the spread of science fiction reading in US education was too subtle? It's amazing that he worked in so many media so comfortably but couldn't wrap his mind around the digital medium and e-books! Crtew (talk) 19:00, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

But there is no magazine category. --Pi zero (talk) 19:06, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Though there possible should be... But no, there isn't yet, slightly surprizingly. (And yes, amazing indeed. :) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:26, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Wow! I didn't know that. We definitely need a category on magazines and then some content for it (a truly which came first situation!).Crtew (talk) 19:37, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Looks like we have plenty of articles for such a category; a simple search on keyword "magazine" turns up over 500 articles. Likely many/most of those are false positives, but the first several look relevant. --Pi zero (talk) 20:51, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Paragraph 6Edit

Please change to "The Martian Chronicles, as well as Fahrenheit 451 and The Illustrated Man, ..." because he says in the quote "that book" and otherwise it's not known to which book he is referring. Crtew (talk) 19:42, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

I thought it would read a little strangely to single one book out as the subject of the sentence, so I dealt with it a little differently. Thanks. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:46, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

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