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Ray Bradbury passes away at the age of 91

Grand Master of SF Ray Bradbury passed away this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. While Bradbury was best known for the frequently challenged and/or banned novel Fahrenheit 451, he was also known for being a prolific short story writer, with his story The Veldt being reading among many high school textbooks. In addition to Fahrenheit 451, the short story collection The Illustrated Man was adapted to an anthology film, and The Martian Chronicles was adapted to a television miniseries. Several stories where adapted to episodes of the radio series X Minus One and Dimension X, both of which can be found at Archive.org.

The staff of Bureau42.com would like to offer their condolences to Bradbury’s family. He will be missed.

Dwayne McDuffie is dead

Newsarama is reporting that Dwayne McDuffie, founder of Milestone Comics, and who worked on the Static Shock, and Justice League animated series, as well as the films “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” and the newly released “All-Star Superman” has passed away. Currently the cause of death has not been released. Reportedly he was in good health earlier in the week, and had been scheduled to do a signing at Golden Apple comics tomorrow evening. More information will be posted as it becomes available.