FILE - This Jan. 29, 1997 file photo shows author Ray Bradbury at a signing for his book "Quicker Than The Eye" in Cupertino, Calif. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP Photo/Steve Castillo, file) (AP)

Ray Bradbury dead, science-fiction icon

The author of Fahrenheit 451 was 91


Associated Press
June 6, 2012 7:21PM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray Bradbury has died at 91 after a lengthy career of writing everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor.

Reached at Bradbury’s home, his daughter, Alexandra Bradbury, says her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. She did not have additional details.

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Bradbury transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and his vision of a high-tech, book-burning future in “Fahrenheit 451.”

He also scripted the 1956 film version of “Moby Dick” and wrote for “The Twilight Zone.”

Bradbury’s series of stories in “The Martian Chronicles” was a Cold War morality tale in which events on another planet served as a commentary on life on this planet. It has been published in more than 30 languages.

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