Ray Bradbury dies at 91


Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury is shown Dec. 8, 1966.. (Associated Press)

Ray Bradbury, the legendary author of speculative and dystopian fiction including the novel Fahrenheit 451 and the landmark short story collection The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91, CBC News reports. He was a beloved figure, a staunch supporter of literary causes who kept writing and making appearances even after a stroke confined him to a wheelchair several years ago.

In 1992, Bradbury was interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel for Writers & Company. In this interview, he discusses the importance of science fiction as a literary genre, a conversation that is still extremely relevant today. You can listen to this interview in the audio player above.

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