Sci-Fi Icon Ray Bradbury Dies at Age 91

Sad news from the literary world today as Ray Bradbury, a sci-fi icon whose work reflected his feelings about postwar America died on Tuesday in Southern California. He was 91.

An excerpt from the New York Times:

By many estimations Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. His name would appear near the top of any list of major science-fiction writers of the 20th century, beside those of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein and the Polish author Stanislaw Lem.

In Mr. Bradbury’s lifetime more than eight million copies of his books were sold in 36 languages. They included the short-story collections “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man” and “The Golden Apples of the Sun,” and the novels “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

Source: New York Times
Reporter: Sharlene Mousfar

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