Sci-Fi master novelist Ray Bradbury dies at 91
Ray Bradbury, a science fiction novelist best known for classics such as “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles,” died on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. His daughter, Alexandra Bradbury, says her 91-year-old father died in Southern California, but gave no additional details. In a literary career that spanned 70 years, Bradbury wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor. The gifted writer transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and a high-tech, ravishing dystopia in “Fahrenheit 451,” which remains one of Bradbury’s most celebrated works.
Bradbury also scripted the 1956 film version of “Moby dick” and wrote for “The Twilight Zone.” Danny Karapetion, Bradbury’s grandson, told science website io9, “If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone’s memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it’s always really touching and comforting to hear their stories.”