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There Will Come Soft Rains

by Ray Bradbury

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After reading "There Will Come Soft Rains," would you read more works by Ray Bradbury?

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Personally, I definitely would. However, you need to remember that I have already read other great works by Ray Bradbury, so perhaps I am biased! However, for me, what attracts me to his fiction is the way he develops possible future worlds. I really like dystopian fiction, or fiction that presents us with alternative futures, as I find it interesting to consider how humanity could develop and see some of the possible scenarios played out. Bradbury's fiction always has the point of showing us one possible future with all of its associated problems so as to warn us about what we could become if we are not careful. Thus his works are for us to learn about the mistakes that we are making now in the present and to show us what could happen if we continue along that road. This is the message of "There Will Come Soft Rains," as it presents us with a possible future where we have not learnt to use our incredible technological advances with wisdom and thus have destroyed ourselves.

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