Science Fiction Writer Ray Bradbury Dies — PICTURES

June 6, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

Au­thor Ray Brad­bury, who wrote some of the clas­sics in sci­ence-fic­tion lit­er­at­ure, died on Tues­day in Los Angeles.

“For many Amer­ic­ans, the news of Ray Brad­bury’s death im­me­di­ately brought to mind im­ages from his work, im­prin­ted in our minds, of­ten from a young age,” Pres­id­ent Obama said in a state­ment.

“His gift for storytelling re­shaped our cul­ture and ex­pan­ded our world. But Ray also un­der­stood that our ima­gin­a­tions could be used as a tool for bet­ter un­der­stand­ing, a vehicle for change, and an ex­pres­sion of our most cher­ished val­ues.”

Many of Brad­bury’s works re­flec­ted the na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al polit­ic­al situ­ations of the times in which were writ­ten, such as The Mar­tian Chron­icles, which dealt partly with nuc­le­ar war and still res­on­ate in the 21st cen­tury.

Be­low are some pho­tos from the ca­reer of Brad­bury, one of 2012’s not­able deaths