Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Ray Bradbury, the well known American fantasy writer passed away Wednesday morning after battling a long illness. Many of his novels have been adapted into movies and television series. His most famous work till date is Fahrenheit 541 – a dystopian novel set in the future where books are outlawed.

He not only wrote fantasy but horror, science fiction, mystery and speculative fiction. He has written over 50 books and a few hundred short stories. The volume of his work has been said to have surprised even him. In an interview he said, when he is unable to sleep at night, he would go to his library and pick one of his books. He would read a paragraph and wonder if he had written it.

In the 70 years of his writing career, he has inspired countless number of people to read and write and dream.  He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career. He lives on through his legion of fans. In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination, he is immortal” said Steven Spielberg.

 

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