04:47 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 06/06/2012 11:05AM
Ray Bradbury, the prolific science-fiction author who not only dreamed of going to Mars but wrote about living there in a manner that evoked the best of Jules Verne, L. Frank Baum and H.G. Wells, died Tuesday night in Southern California, his daughter confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 91.
No further details were available.
The author of The Martian Chronicles, a collection of short stories about expatriates from a post-apocolyptic earth, (1950) and Fahrenheit 451 (1953), about a complacent society's abolition of individual thought, was born to a lineman for a utility company and his wife in Waukegan, Ill.
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