Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
When I was still in elementary school, we watched a short documentary about Ray Bradbury (Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer by David L. Wolper). It followed him through his day and he talked about his writing process, his books and other things. That film made me both a life-long Bradbury fan and made me want to write science fiction. This novel is simultaneously grounded in a unique sort of Americana while exploring themes of the fantastic and macabre. To me, it’s the quintessential Bradbury and is the perfect jumping off point for works like The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine and The Illustrated Man.