The Martian Chronicles - August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Summary & Analysis

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August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Summary

In Allendale, California, a technologically advanced home owned by the McClellans, sits alone among the charred remains of the city. Atomic war has destroyed much of the planet's buildings, as well as the population, but the house is designed to function autonomously, without human intervention. The voice-clock sings out the time, as the house continues to perform its duties. Breakfast is made for a family of four, as the voice-clock reminds the now deceased family of important anniversaries and bills due. The garage door is opened, and then the front door warns the non-existent family of rain. It opens to show a rainy, dark morning. Breakfast, untouched, is swept away by an aluminum wedge, as the dishes are washed by mechanical scrubbers. Tiny robotic mice emerge to clean the interior of the home...

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