Ray Bradbury, one of the most famous writers of Science Fiction, died on June 5th in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. Bradbury is probably most responsible for bringing the genre into the mainstream with his string of successful work beginning in the 1950s. Among his best work are the short story collection The Martian Chronicles (1950), Fahrenheit 451(1953), and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962). Bradbury's full New York Times obituary can be found here.
Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies at age 91 in Los Angeles.