Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Good bye Ray

Author Ray Bradbury, author of "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles," has died, his representative says.

Ray Bradbury (photo by Alan Light)

Ray Bradbury is probably best known for Fahrenheit 451, set in a future time when firemen don't prevent fires but cause them in order to burn books. He has said that the book is his only science fiction work. He calls the rest of his fiction fantasy. Other works he is known for are The Illustrated Man, The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine.

Quite a bit of Bradbury's stories have been adapted for television and movies, including Fahrenheit 451 as a movie starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. From 1985 to 1992, he hosted the syndicated television series The Ray Bradbury Theater. He adapted 65 of his stories for the series. Adaptations of his stories continue to be produced into the 21st century.

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