E-books may have caught on in a big way these past few years, but there have been a few big holdouts. The Harry Potter
series' ebook future was only confirmed earlier this year
(with the release of the books themselves now slated for sometime next year), and now Ray Bradbury has finally allowed his dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451
, to be made available in electronic form (the title remains unchanged). Bradbury himself has been a longtime critic of ebooks -- and the internet itself, for that matter -- but he reportedly relented when his publisher, Simon & Schuster, explained that a new contract wouldn't be possible without ebook rights.
Other Bradbury novels may also be released as ebooks eventually, according to his agent, but there's apparently no firm plans for those as of yet. There are plans for a new paperback edition of Fahrenheit 451
to be released in January, however, followed by new editions of The Martian Chronicles
and The Illustrated Man
that are slated for release in March. We're fairly certain you can still consider those the Bradbury-approved editions.