Mark Gatiss, acclaimed actor, and writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, recommends

(CLASSIC: from Strand Magazine)

A lovely story featuring Doyle’s other great character, the irascible, brilliant, heavily bearded Professor Challenger. This tale of scientific hubris, war machines and revenge has got it all.

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(MODERN: from The Illustrated Man, Harper Voyager)

One of the masterful Bradbury’s most disturbing tales. A future family live a seemingly ideal existence inside their automated home. But the ‘Nursery’ – a sort of holographic playroom – holds a horrible secret…

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