Soft Rains


The Bradbury version of A Tattered Page will be ending in a week. If you haven't visited the library, I urge you not to miss the lovely setting.

Each designer was asked to cite the passage from the book (The Martian Chronicles) that inspired their creation.

Here is the selection that accompanies this outfit (coat, boots, gas mask and shadow) from ImmateriA:

Ten o'clock. The sun came out from behind the rain. The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes. This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles.

Ten-fifteen. The garden sprinklers whirled up in golden founts, filling the soft morning air with scatterings of brightness, The
water pelted windowpanes, running down the charred west side where the house had been burned evenly free of its white paint.
 

The entire west face of the house was black, save for five places.
Here the silhouette in paint of a man mowing a lawn. Here, as in a photograph, a woman bent to pick flowers. Still farther over, their images burned on wood in one titanic instant, a small boy, hands flung into the air; higher up, the image of a thrown ball,
and opposite him a girl, hands raised to catch a ball which never came down.


The five spots of paint-the man, the woman, the children, the ball-remained. The rest was a thin charcoaled layer."
There was a time when people worried daily if the bombs would drop and the atom-smashing legacy that was unveiled at the end of World War 2 would leave us all as it did the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This book was written in those times.

These days we have other worries. We have convinced ourselves that it simply couldn't happen; that no one would possibly dare. 

History -- on this time line anyway -- hasn't supported the text written in 1950. Colonists didn't meet any Martians with golden eyes and dark skin.

We did however make their acquaintance within the pages of his book. 


I would like to do a little rewind here and revisit A Tattered Page release from Anachron. I mentioned that there was a scorched version of the house that I featured in this post.

This seems a perfect time to show you that version.

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