On this day in 2012, Ray Bradbury published this gorgeous short memoir/required reading list in The New Yorker about his early influences.
Reading the firsthand account from one of the world’s most astounding science fiction writers turns out to be downright cathartic and inspiring. Get in there, team.
And if you're looking for a few of Bradbury's best, may we suggest:
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Bradbury was famously pushed aside during production of Something Wicked This Way Comes. He hated what Disney did to his story and was ultimately asked back at the end of editing to fix it.
Tomorrow: In praise of Annette Bening.