My guess is Mr Bradbury saw the Citizens United win in WI and called it quits. Ray Bradbury, 1920 2012 Ray Bradbury was a master of science fiction whose lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America. Mr. Bradbury died on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91. His most famous novel is Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953. Named for the temperature at which paper ignites, the novel depicts a near-future society in which firemen dont extinguish fires but instead burn books, and where the complacent populace, numbed by nonstop television and advertising, seems all too eager to embrace enforced ignorance.