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Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury
August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains
The Exiles
The Veldt
The Concrete Mixer
Born August 22, 1920
Waukegan, IL
Graduated from Los Angeles High School
First Paid Work: Pendulum (1941)
Major Works:
Fahrenheit 451
The Illustrated Man
The Martian Chronicles
Martians Invade
Earth Welcomes Martians
Martians overwhelmed by Earth culture and exploited financially
Literary figures 'live' because of their works, ex: Poe, Dickens, etc
Only one copy each of their stories remains
Forced to take refuge on Mars
Try to kill Earth Explorers who venture to Mars, but are destroyed when their final books are burned and torn
An automated house lives after the destruction of its tenants in a nuclear holocaust.
Keeps everything as if the tenants had never left, still cooks food, does dishes, cleans house, etc.
Paranoid about others coming into house, only lets in those it knows, ex a dog.
Storm causes tree to break and cause a fire in the house which destroys it.
A family owns a fully automated house which does everything for them, even ties their shoes. There is a nursery where it simulates different environments and makes it seem real. The parents become alarmed when all the nursery shows is the African veldt, where it is hot and there are vultures and lions who have just fed. The parents talk to their children and threaten to shut off the nursury if they don't change the setting. The children refuse, andafter the parents decide to turn off the house, the children trap them in the nursury where the lions kill them.
The Concrete Mixer
The Veldt
August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains
The Exiles
Mars
Machine Vs Life
Change
Earth Vs Mars
Need/Dependency
Preservation of the Imagination
Prejudice
Comfort
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