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Today in Bradbury News

The LA Times reports that Ray Bradbury will hold his 89th birthday celebration at the Memorial Branch Library in LA where he won't charge admission to the party, but will put the sales of his books toward helping the library. Bradbury will also sign those books that are purchased at the party. If I weren't convinced that planes could just randomly fall out of the sky (and recent events haven't helped to persuade me otherwise), I might seriously consider making a little trip out to the west coast for this shindig.

I also recently learned that Fahrenheit 451, the classic book about book-burning, has been adapted into a graphic novel. Tim Hamilton is the artist who did the adaptation with Bradbury's full approval and cooperation. Publisher's Weekly talks about the new graphic novel here.

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