Wednesday, June 06, 2012

[Author Obit] Ray Bradbury 1920 - 2012

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday in California. He was 91 years old.

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.'"

Click to read the full NYTimes obituary  or view  NPR Remembrances page--Ray Bradbury

Browse the library catalog for Ray Bradbury's works.


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