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Something Wicked This Way Comes Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan Illinois on August 22 1920 He is the son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury He lives today as an author essayist lecturer playwright and screenwriter A Brief Bradbury spent his early childhood in Waukegan In the years between 1926 and 1933 the family moved back and forth between Waukegan and Tucson Arizona His career began in 1931 when Bradbury began writing his own stories Three years later in 1934 the Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles California He attended Los Angeles High School and though he planned on becoming an actor teachers encouraged him to become a writer He graduated from high school in 1938 A Brief His first piece of literature published was the short story Hollerbochens Dilemma which was printed in 1938 Bradbury wrote short stories such as Pendulum and The Lake In 1945 another one of Bradburys short stories became famous The Big Black and White Game was chosen as Best American Short Stories During this time Bradbury was busy working on TV series novels short stories and screenplays He gained a great reputation as a science fiction writer when he wrote The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradburys great works also include Fahrenheit 451 Dandelion Wine and of course Something Wicked This Way Comes A Brief Bradbury lives today in Los Angeles He has four daughters and eight grandchildren Even today Ray Bradbury remains a dynamic storyteller and writer A Brief The book begins in mid-October in the lives of Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway These two boys born two minutes apart living next door to each other were inseparable One day the boys meet a lightning rod salesman who gives the boys a free lightning rod to put on one of their rooftops That same night at 3 AM the boys hear a train come into town they go out to investigate and discover that it
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