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Legendary Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

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The legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who masterfully mixed his stories with warnings about modern technology’s dark side died yesterday at 91. The author lived in the Cheviot Hills, a neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Bradbury published more than 500 works in his lifetime ranging from novels such as Something Wicked This Way Comes to screenplays, poems and short stories that were compiled into collections, including “The Illustrated Man”.

The author was perhaps best known for Fahrenheit 451; a dark depiction a future in which a totalitarian society censors its citizens and firefighters torch books. The title refers to the temperature at which paper burns.

Published in 1953, the book is now taught in schools as a companion to another modern classic that depicts the dangers of totalitarianism, George Orwell’s “1984.” Bradbury himself insisted that while his novel had political implications, his primary concern was propagating critical thought.

Like Books By Ray Bradbury?

As mentioned, the author has published many pieces of work. However, you can check out this excellent picks. Click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.

 

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