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• Ray Bradbury, who taught us in "Fahrenheit 451" that book burning is the refuge of cowards, the ignorant, and ideologues, who explored space in "The Martian Chronicles," and who addressed the fatal allure of evil in "Something Wicked This Way Comes," died earlier this week. He was 91.

Bradbury, who authored more than 50 books and countless short stories, articles and screenplays, was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.
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