Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury‘s Fahrentheit 451 must have been about the only science fiction novel that we had in the house when I was little (or maybe Orwell’s 1984 as well, I’m not sure).  The fact that it’s about books probably had something to do with that.  It was a little pocket book, with yellowish paper and a quite lurid cover, and I was immediately hooked.  When I read it again, some 20 years later, it had lost much of its initial appeal as a novel, but it still was a very powerful manifesto, with a very important message.

All this just to say that Act-I-Vate‘s Tim Hamilton has just announced the publication (by Macmillan imprint Hill And Wang) of his adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, authorised by Bradbury (who also wrote the foreword).  Judging from the samples he’s posted on the Act-I-Vate blog, it’s an equally powerful graphic novel.  Can’t wait to see it.

update – image removed at the request of Tim Hamilton,

update – image replaced by official cover image.

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