Ray Bradbury died yesterday after a long illness, he was 91.
In honor of my favorite Sci-Fi author (Sorry Arthur C. Clarke,) I’ve embedded a reading of my absolute #1 all-time most loved Bradbury story, “There Will Come Soft Rains.” The story, like the poem of the same name by Sara Teasdale, is about how nature will reclaim the earth after humanity destroys themselves.
For those of you unfamiliar with the short story, please feel free to sit back and enjoy the late great Burgess Meredith(!) Read an incredible story about a “House of the Future” that survives the nuclear fallout even though it’s owners didn’t. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but those of you who’ve seen “Life After People” on the History Channel, can pretty much guess.
And for all you lazy stoners, hipsters and drunks out there? I’ve included a special Russian animated adaptation of “There Will Come Soft Rains.” It’s half the length and has pictures.
Rest In Peace Ray Bradbury. Like a creation in one of your stories, you will forever live on in your amazing writings and contributions to pop-culture.