Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953

Fahrenheit 451 cover

Episode012_fahrenheit_451_ray_bradbury.mp3

This is a modern, ordinary existence. You can count on  authorities to protect you & your property from harm. Except if you possess one item that’s banned & universally loathed…books. In that case, you should expect the firemen to come and burn everything you own.

Shownotes:
0:30 Plot Summary
12:55 Review (some spoilers)
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3 Responses to Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953

  1. heyglenns says:

    As if by design, I found out only hours after posting that Ray Bradbury has just passed away. I’m dedicating this episode to a man who helped popularize 20th century SF.
    http://io9.com/5916175/rip-ray-bradbury-author-of-fahrenheit-451-and-the-martian-chronicles
    R.I.P. Ray.

  2. John G. says:

    E-books are harder to kill? Couldn’t you just wave a powerful magnet around a person’s house? That sounds easier than burning it. And if people are keeping e-books on the cloud you just regulate the Internet. I think our freedoms are still just as fragile as when Bradbury wrote his novel.

  3. heyglenns says:

    Good comment, John. Yes, it can be done, though to push books as far out of reach as they were in the story, the Government of the day would pretty much have to hit the whole planet with a Matrix-style EM pulse.

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