Seems like since his passing, the other day, I keep running into his name more frequently than I used to. I can totally see and feel what you're talking about with the relation of his writing to this piece. *_*
I was just sitting down for breakfast and saw the headlines in the section of the paper that was open on the counter. Really hit me, actually. "A Sound of Thunder" is probably one of the most thought-provoking reads I've had next to Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series.