At a glance:
- Author: Ray Bradbury
- First Published: 1950
- Type of Plot: Science fiction
- Time of Work: August 4, 2026
- Setting: Allendale, California
- Genres: Short fiction, Science fiction
- Subjects: Future, Twenty-first century, Nuclear warfare or weapons, Robots or robotics, Technology, Houses, mansions, or manors
- Locales: United States, North America, Allendale, California
This futuristic story has no characters but centers instead on the single house left standing after a nuclear blast has destroyed the remainder of Allendale, California, in the year 2026. It is the story of one day in the life of the house: the day the house finally dies after having lived on for days after its inhabitants were killed in the blast. All that remains of the couple and two children who once lived there are four silhouettes in paint on the otherwise charred west exterior wall of the house. Such is the technology of Ray Bradbury’s twenty-first century...
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