This Day in Halloween: Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel "Fahrenheit 451" is published by Ballantine books in 1953. / Illustration by David Ford
Fahrenheit 451 is published by Ballantine books in 1953. Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel is both science fiction and horror with its dystopian indictment of censorship, McCarthyism and the dangers of mass media. The book is a hit, survives multiple censorship attempts and is adapted into two films, a play, a BBC Radio production, video game and graphic novel.