1986 was my Bradbury summer. I read every thing by Bradbury I could get my hands on that Summer, which was quite a bit, because I received an entire library of science fiction books for Christmas the previous year. When I saw in the TV listings that Farenheit 451 was going to be on television that week at 1am in the morning one day, I took a break from the Golden Apples of the Sun and I immediately read “The Fireman” (the novella that became Farenheit 451) from the issue of Galaxy Magazine where it originally appeared, got up the next day and read Farenheit 451, took a short nap and then got up to watch the film. My plan was to go to World Con and meet Ray Bradbury in person at the end of the Summer, but I was just a kid and I didn’t have a job and my parents would not let me hitchhike. I was disappointed, but I figured I would get another opportunity someday.