First eBook Edition of Fahrenheit 451 Released By Simon & Schuster Today
At age 92, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict.
The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic “Fahrenheit 451” to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday.
Bradbury himself has been an emphatic defender of traditional paper texts, saying that e-books “smell like burned fuel” and calling the Internet nothing but “a big distraction.”
“It’s meaningless; it’s not real,” he told The New York Times in 2009. “It’s in the air somewhere.”
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