- Welcome to the "Classic Sci-Fi Radio Play" page.
- Every week or so a different science-fiction themed radio play will be featured for your enjoyment.
- This is food for the imagination and was a popular form of entertainment before the widespread use of television.
- Sit back, relax and enjoy………..
In the future, (an imagined 1985), young children are persuaded to help an imaginary friend named Drill to play a game called Invasion. Eight-year-old Mink is among one of the children in the neighbourhood who plays this new game which involves assembling various devices from kitchen utensils and working out mathematical formulas. Mink’s parents soon come to realize that there may be something more sinister happening than just a children's game!
There Will Come Soft Rains
This is a radio adaptation of a short story by Ray Bradbury which was first published in the May 6, 1950 issue of Collier's and was later included in Bradbury's, The Martian Chronicles (1950).
Bradbury presents us with a warning about our unchecked technological advancement.
A fully-automated house announces that it is time to wake up and breakfast is automatically made. However, there is no one to eat it as the house is empty!
Outside on a wall, the paint has been burned off except for a few silhouettes of people at work and play. The rest of the neighbourhood is a charred ruin of rubble and ashes due to atomic war. Meanwhile in the house, robotic mice automatically scurry out to clean the house until……
The poem in the story, "There Will Come Soft Rains" optimistically describes how happy nature will be when humanity has destroyed itself, but the irony lies in the fact that it is nature that has been destroyed by war.
Previously featured presentations
A Logic Named Joe
The Green Hills of Earth
Early Model (1957)
End of the World
End As A World (1957)