Ray Bradbury Dies at 91

posted by Ian Summers on June 6th, 2012

The New York Times

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — 10:45 AM EDT

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Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91, A.P. Says

Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction whose lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America, died on Tuesday in Southern California. He was 91.

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.”

Read an Interview with Ray Bradbury from a previous post on the Heartstorming blog.

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One Response to “Ray Bradbury Dies at 91”

  1. Ian Summers Says:

    Ray Bradbury recalls the day he visited the circus that changed his life in an article by Sam Weller appearing in Slate on June 6, 2012. http://tinyurl.com/7pfbpha
    If you like mystical stories about the circus, read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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