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Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

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Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dies at 91


Avid readers of science fiction around the world are mourning the death of the Pulitzer prize winning author Ray Bradbury who has died at the age of 91.

The American who preferred to call his writing fantasy rather than sci-fi, published more than 500 works.

Among them his best known novel “Fahrenheit 451” – a classic tale about book censorship in a future society. When it was made into a film by French director Francois Truffaut, it sealed his celebrity status.

Although he suffered a stroke in 1999 nothing seemed to stop his creativity. His extensive body of work included film, television and theatre. He accrued numerous awards for his best known novels and his books such as “The Martian Chronicles” became essential reading for an eclectic mix of fans from school children to presidents.

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