The classic short story "All Summer in the Day" by Ray Bradbury appears with the Bradbury approved sequel "When the Rain Stops" by Jason J. Marchi. With a biographical essay by Jonathan R. Eller, Ph.D, and discussion questions for the classroom for young readers.
“There’s life on Venus! See for yourself... in two haunting, spectral stories of cold rain, poisoned jungle, and sickened hearts, penned by Ray Bradbury and Jason Marchi. As refreshing as an out-of-nowhere shower on a sun dazzling day.”
– Joe Hill, New York Times Bestselling author of The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns, among others.
“It’s no small assignment to follow in the footsteps of a literary giant like Ray Bradbury, but with ‘When the Rain Stops,’ his sequel to Bradbury’s ‘All Summer in a Day,’ Jason Marchi succeeds admirably. Deftly emulating the poetry, compression, and psychological acuity of the Master from Waukegan, Marchi crafts an extension of young Margot’s tragic day which provides redemption for all and a tender pay-it-forward ethos.”
– Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy and others.
“Jason Marchi is channeling Ray [Bradbury] in his sequel, with a gentle, humane voice, meticulous and lyrical.”
– Gary Braver, bestselling author of Tunnel Vision, and with NY Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, Choose Me.
“Jason Marchi’s lovely story and loving tribute to one of our favorite writers.”
– Greg Bear, Darwin’s Radio.