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R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 6th 2012 11:02AM
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

Famed sci-fi author Ray Bradbury has died in California at the age of 91.

Bradbury penned 600 short stories, 30 novels and various plays and screenplays over the course of his life. One such film script was John Huston's 1956 adaptation of Melville's "Moby Dick".

His most famous work however was the dystopian tale "Fahrenheit 451" about a book burner in a repressive futuristic state. That novel has since became a cornerstone of all sci-fi literature and inspired the Fran├žois Truffaut 1966 film adaptation.

Other classic works include "The Martian Chronicles," "Dandelion Wine," "The Illustrated Man," "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "A Sound of Thunder".

Bradbury is survived by four daughters.

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