Ray Bradbury e-books are finally making their way to market. During his lifetime, the famed Fahrenheit 451 author fought against the digitization of his books. It wasn’t until just before his death in 2011 that Bradbury agreed to allow Fahrenheit 451 to be released in e-book form.
Since passing away last June, various Ray Bradbury stories have been released, and now 16 backlisted titles are on their way to e-books this April.
The team at Mashable has compiled a full list of soon-to-be released Bradbury books and their release dates:
April 16: Bradbury Speaks, Death Is a Lonely Business, A Graveyard for Lunatics, Now and Forever, One More for the Road, Green Shadows, White Whale.
April 23: Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, We’ll Always Have Paris.
April 30: The Illustrated Man, Quicker Than the Eye, Driving Blind, The October Country, The Cat’s Pajamas, Let’s All Kill Constance, A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories.
In celebration of the new titles, both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are accepting pre-orders.
The Bradbury family seems pleased with the decision to publish the authors books in electronic format. According to Ray’s daughter Alexandra Bradbury:
“The entire Bradbury family is excited to know that Dad’s work will finally be available to all readers: traditional print readers and the new generation of digital readers.”
Later in the year, an additional seven Ray Bradbury e-books will be released to the general public.
Given the fact that his most famous book fought against book censorship and censorship as a whole, it seems fitting that Bradbury’s books will not be more easily accessible than they ever have been in the past.
Do you think the Ray Bradbury estate has made the right decision in allowing the authors works to finally arrive by way of e-book?