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Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

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Geeks and bookworms are mourning the loss of author Ray Bradbury -- the iconic science-fiction scribe behind such influential books as Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles -- who passed away last night at the age of 91.

Although the quirky scribe reportedly loathed such a mantle (and even hated the term science fiction), Bradbury was considered to be a literary giant in the genre along with his contemporaries Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Harlan Ellison.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.