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Ray Bradbury - 1920-2012 - RIP

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Ray Bradbury - 1920-2012 - RIP

Postby Charles » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:19 am

A great American literary master has passed away.

Ray Bradbury's site... http://www.raybradbury.com

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Iconic science fiction writer Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Author’s stories of nuclear fears and totalitarian regimes set a science fiction standard

By Scott Stump
TODAY books
June 6 2012

Ray Bradbury, the author of classics such as “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked this Way Comes” and “The Martian Chronicles,” died Tuesday night in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Bradbury’s daughter confirmed the death of the legendary science fiction writer to the Associated Press Wednesday morning.

‘Fahrenheit 451’ finally released as an e-book

Bradbury began his career writing science fiction for fanzines in 1938 and became a full-time writer in 1943. His major breakthrough as a science fiction writer was the publishing of “The Martian Chronicles” in 1950. The story of the effects of man’s attempt to colonize Mars after a massive nuclear war on Earth, the book reflected the anxieties over nuclear war in the 1950s and the fear of foreign powers.

Perhaps his best-known book is “Fahrenheit 451,” which was released in 1953 and tells the story of a professional book-burner who works under a totalitarian government that has outlawed the written word. The main character, Montag, flees for his life after he starts stealing books meant to be burned and falls under the tutelage of a professor out to educate him.

While Bradbury's books often focused on his vision of the future, he scorned modern technologies such as video games, ATMs and the Internet, the last of which he considered a scam to enrich computer companies.

Several of the author's works became movies or television shows, including the movie version of his novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Versions of Bradbury’s stories appeared on episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone,” and he also had his own cable series, “Ray Bradbury Theater,” that ran from 1986-1992.

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