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Acclaimed Science-Fiction Author Ray Bradbury Passes Away

posted on 2012-06-06 11:06 EDT
Known for Fahrenheit 451, Martian Chronicles; conceived Little Nemo concepts & original stories for several Moto Hagio manga

Ray Bradbury, the acclaimed science-fiction author of 30 books including Fareneheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, has died. He was 91.

Bradbury worked on the screen concepts for the Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland film. Shōjo and modern science fiction manga pioneer Moto Hagio (A Drunken Dream, Heart of Thomas) also adapted several of Bradbury's short stories into manga in the Margaret shōjo magazine. The stories she adapted were "R Is for Rocket," "The Screaming Woman," "The Fog Horn," "The Lake," "Come into My Cellar," "The Crowd," "Jack-in-the-Box," and "The Rocket Man."

Bradbury also wrote plays, screenplays, and poetry. He scripted the 1956 film version of Moby Dick and wrote for The Twilight Zone. He had suffered a stroke in 1999, but continued to write. He received a special Pulitzer Prize citation in 2007, and has received the National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement. Bradbury received an Academy Award nomination for his animated short film "Icarus Montgolifer Wright" in 1963.

Sources: io9, USA Today


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