Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles focuses on themes of technology, isolation, and self-destruction. Many of the stories offer a critique on the role of technology in human lives, like "There Will Come Soft Rains."
- Ray Bradbury's use of personification and diction reveal a powerful critique of humanity's over-dependence on technology in "There will Come Soft Rains" from The Martian Chronicles.
- Bradbury's timely collection of short stories, The Martian Chronicles, suggests the necessity of responsibility and duty in the expanding fields of science and exploration.
- Ray Bradbury contrasts the dangerous role of technology and human dependence on it through his stories "There will Come Soft Rains" and "The Long Years."