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). Â The fact that it’s about books probably had something to do with that. Â It was a little pocket book, with yellowish paper and a quite lurid cover, and I was immediately hooked. Â 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 imprintÂ Hill And Wang) of his adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, authorised by Bradbury (who also wrote the foreword). Â Judging from the samples he’s posted on the Act-I-Vate blog, it’s an equally powerful graphic novel. Â Can’t wait to see it.
update – image removed at the request of Tim Hamilton,
update – image replaced by official cover image.