Ray Bradbury Finally OKs Digital Version Of Fahrenheit 451

91-year-old Ray Bradbury has finally agreed to make his books, most notably Fahrenheit 451, available in digital format after Simon & Schuster released his body of work back into his name. Bradbury has complained that the Internet is a distraction, at best, and has thus far refused to allow his books to appear on ereaders.

The e-edition costs $9.99 and is available on the Kindle and Nook.

In a 2009 New York Times interview, Bradbury railed against ereaders, saying they “smell like burned fuel”

“Yahoo called me eight weeks ago,” he said, voice rising. “They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.’

However, to be fair, thanks to the Internet no one will ever be able to burn – or ban – a book ever again.

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