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Everyone knows the story of Back to the Future: teenager Marty McFly goes back in time from 1985 to 1955, interrupts his parents' first meeting, jeopardizes his existence in the process, so on, so forth, and what have you.

Well... actually, not everyone knows that story, or at least the finalized version. One particular person, George Gipenote , was more familiar with the draft he was given in 1984 so he could write the novelization.

Yes. He wrote the novelization before the movie was finalized.

And then he was stung to death by bees soon after submitting his manuscript.

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And, for a while, that was it: the novelization was published, and not much attention was directed towards it since.

At least, until January 30, 2012, when one particular man decided to create a Tumblr blog dedicated to recapping / reviewing the novelization. That man... was Ryan North.

While "B^F"'s primary form of existence comes in the form of the Tumblr blog (which can be read in chronological order here, an ebook version was made after it finished, released on August 12th, 2012.

If you thought you knew Back to the Future before, hold on to your hats...


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