Leaving Eureka

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Damn it, Syfy. Why? Why is this, your best show, cancelled while those ghost hunting douchebags and all the other crappy "reality" shows are allowed to continue?

At least we can be grateful Eureka got a proper ending. Not only that, but probably its best season since the first one. "Just Another Day" was a great farewell for the series and an amazing episode in its own right. And yes, I did tear up a little bit, knowing this is the last I'll ever see of these characters. It was SAD, okay? I guess we still have Warehouse 13 and Alphas. For now.

What did you think of it? Was "Just Another Day" a proper sendoff for the series? Will you miss Eureka?

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury died this morning at the age of 91. An avid reader as a child, Bradbury fell in love with science fiction and fantasy when his aunt introduced him to the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe. After high school, he sold newspapers on a street corner at night and spent his days writing in the UCLA library. He published stories in fan magazines, then genre magazines such as Astounding Science Fiction and eventually published his first novel, The Martian Chronicles.

Ray Bradbury was the first science fiction author I got into in a big way. An older cousin I was visiting was assigned to read Fahrenheit 451 for school. I thought it sounded interesting, began to read it, and didn't put it down for the next few days. I moved on to The Martian Chronicles and from then on, I was hooked. Every trip to the library or bookstore, if a book had Bradbury's name on it, it went home with me.

Thank you for years of inspiring, entertaining, and sometimes truly terrifying reading, Mr. Bradbury. We'll all miss you.