Author of Mars novel skeptical of NASA’s claims Florida Today

On the morning after they said there might have been life on Mars, the man who predicted it a half-century ago answered every phone call with a groan. “Here we go. I suppose this is about Mars again,” snarled Ray Bradbury, author of “The Martian Chronicles,” a book describing a lush but dying red planet peopled by changelings. Now 75 and living in Los Angeles, prophet had turned skeptic.