I have often pondered the Chicago connection of three visionary, genre-changing writers:

  • Ray Bradbury was born about 40 miles north of Chicago in 1920
  • Philip K. Dick was born on the South Side of Chicago in 1928
  • L. Frank Baum, wrote The Wizard of Oz in Chicago, where he lived from 1891-1910

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