Sep 26 2009 1:33pm
Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 (Excerpt)
Today, in celebration of the start of Banned Books Week, Tor.com is pleased to offer the first part of Tim Hamilton’s graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, published by Hill & Wang. Including a new foreword by Bradbury himself, the graphic adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 is a striking work of art that expertly captures the now-classic story of Guy Montag’s awakening to the dangers of censorship. Fahrenheit 451 remains a very relevant book today, and this graphic adaptation is sure to introduce this seminal work to new readers. Starting this Tuesday and every Tuesday over the next four weeks, Tor.com will post the entire work, for your reading pleasure.
In addition to the hardcover and trade paperback editions, Hill & Wang has also put together a pretty cool iPhone app version, which is worth checking out. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing some video interviews with Bradbury himself, where he talks about the journey of his novel from prose to panel, and we’ve also got some nifty Fahrenheit 451-related giveaways planned, so keep an eye out.
In the meantime, enjoy the read!