Re-Release: Ep012 – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Re-Release: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In a world where books are burned and the mind is distracted Bradbury gives a character a glimpse at something more. Despite the monumental following of Fahrenheit 451, we take issue in the importance this book takes in the dystopian genre. Is the story a warning or a pontification? Join in our discussion.


  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Brave New World (mild spoilers)
  • 1984 (mild spoilers)

Media Mentioned

  • The Giver
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Uglies
  • Red Rising

Dystopian Science Fiction

The big three: Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. These books were not the first dystopian worlds, but have been deemed as the starting points from which to jump from. Dystopian fiction has expanded, especially with the popularity of The Hunger Games. With new books tackling the subject of dystopia, we have to ask: when do we let the old books retire? Isaac and Reid have their opinions about Fahrenheit 451, but what books would we choose to elevate to dystopian classic?