2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2013 11:26 AM by keriflur

    Ray Bradbury e-books on their way

    Doug_Pardee

      Sci-fi/fantasy author Ray Bradbury hated e-books with a fiery passion. During his lifetime, only Fahrenheit 451 was published as an e-book. Now that he's been gone for almost a year, a number of his titles will become available as e-books over the next few weeks.

       

      The following list is from Publishers Weekly:

       

      April 16:

       

      April 23:

       

      April 30:

        • Re: Ray Bradbury e-books on their way
          MacMcK1957

          Excellent news.  I continue to find it hilarious that so many SF visionaries were Luddites in some areas.

            • Re: Ray Bradbury e-books on their way
              keriflur

              MacMcK1957 wrote:

              Excellent news.  I continue to find it hilarious that so many SF visionaries were Luddites in some areas.


              I wonder sometimes if it isn't so much a dislike for the e-format as it is a fear of the traditional book going away completely.

               

              I've noticed sometimes people have a fear that if their whole life is digital, there won't be anything left when they're gone - no box of photographs in the attic for the great-grandkids to find, no records to hand down, etc.  For an author, the idea that his lifetime of work would just fade away into non-existance without physical copies to be discovered by the next generation of readers is kind of terrifyingly sad.