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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ray Bradbury and Science Fiction Introduction
Born in Waukegan, IL
Made $15 for his 1st published short story
Best known for:
The Martian Chronicles
The Illustrated Man
“Anything you dream is fiction and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.”
~ Ray Bradbury
Blends fact and fiction with futuristic technology
Often explores the question, “What if?”
Investigates moral, philosophical and technological possibilities by creating new and exciting realities
Expanded from a 10-page short story
Published in 1962
Setting: Late October in small town Illinois
Uses foreshadowing throughout much of the novel
In 1932, a carnival entertainer called Mr. Electrico touched Ray Bradbury with an electrified sword. Ray’s hair stood on end as Mr. Electrico shouted, “Live forever!”