Ray Bradbury, author of such groundbreaking science fiction books as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91. (Photo: Alan Light)
Science fiction has lost one of its great heroes. It was revealed today that widely revered author Ray Bradbury passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at the age of 91. Bradbury's groundbreaking works, such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, influenced the science fiction genre as a whole and placed him among the ranks of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clark.