Los Angeles, CA –
Famous writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night, according to his daughter Alexandra Bradbury, at the age of 91. Among his works, he authored the 1956 film version of “Moby Dick”, and wrote for “The Twilight Zone” and other television programs, including “The Ray Bradbury Theater,” for which he adapted dozens of his works and in a telling sign, wrote “Fahrenheit 451” which is studied in schools still alongside other works like “1984” by George Orwell.
Bradbury wrote books on a wide range of topics from horror, mystery, and humor to works that sympathized with Mexican-Americans and Irish.
Bradbury broke through in 1950 with “The Martian Chronicles,” a series of intertwined stories that satirized capitalism, racism and superpower tensions as it portrayed Earth colonizers destroying an idyllic Martian civilization.
In one of his most famous works, “Fahrenheit 451”, the temperature books would ignite into flames, he predicted the rise of the iPod, computers, electronic surveillance and other technology. At the time it was thought to be fictional.