Ray Bradbury, author known for ‘Fahrenheit 451,’
dead at 91

Ray Bradbury

American author Ray Bradbury

Notable American author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday evening at age 91.

Bradbury is well-known for works such as “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles,” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

From The Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES—Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of “Fahrenheit 451,” has died. He was 91.

He died Tuesday night, his daughter said Wednesday. Alexandra Bradbury did not have additional details.

Although slowed in recent years by a stroke that meant he had to use a wheelchair, Bradbury remained active into his 90s, turning out new novels, plays, screenplays and a volume of poetry. He wrote every day in the basement office of his Cheviot Hills home and appeared from time to time at bookstores, public library fundraisers and other literary events around Los Angeles.

His writings ranged from horror and mystery to humor and sympathetic stories about the Irish, blacks and Mexican-Americans. Bradbury also scripted John Huston’s 1956 film version of “Moby Dick” and wrote for “The Twilight Zone” and other television programs, including “The Ray Bradbury Theater,” for which he adapted dozens of his works.

Read the full Bradbury obituary from AP.

What is your favorite novel by Ray Bradbury?

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