King of Science Fiction, Ray Bradbury Dies
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Ray Bradbury, author of famed dystopia novel Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday night at the age of 91. Bradbury, who wrote hundreds of short stories and dozens of novels, is credited with changing the mainstream American perception of science fiction. In addition to Fahrenheit 451, he is best known for The Martian Chronicles and stories such as “The Most Dangerous Game.” Bradbury was born in 1920, began publishing in just 1938, and continued to do so until his death. We will miss his lyrical prose and his incomparable imagination. Bradbury once said, “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
— Lucy Goss is an intern for Electric Literature. She majors in English at Cornell University.