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The Ignition Point of Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is one of my absolute favorite novels of all time, and I’ve been wanting to write about it for a while now. The genesis behind the book is an interesting one, because it doesn’t conform to the usual process: author sits down, writes the story. It started as one story, merged with another, got published, got expanded, had other things added onto it, and then onto bookshelves. It’s an important work, and I’ve found that its backstory makes it even more so.

Go read The Ignition Point of Ray Bradbury over on Kirkus Reviews.

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Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at www.andrewliptak.com and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

1 Comment on The Ignition Point of Ray Bradbury

  1. Somehow I’ve managed to get through elementary school, high school and college and now my adult life (thus far) without reading this important work. I’m tempted to finally break through that streak, especially when I saw this lovely edition of the book that I would like to own:

    http://www.foliosociety.com/book/FRH/fahrenheit-451

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