The Martian Chronicles
In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by... show more
In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
The Martian Chronicles is an amazing collection of interconnected stories about Mars. Human missions to Mars, religious missions to Mars, nervous breakdowns on Mars, etc... Even though some of the tales are outdated by today's views, the underlying values and messages remain the same; they are timel...
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This was an assigned text for my brother, but after I finished reading all my texts for the year I got desperate and read all his.Mark Monday's review is clever and engaging and got me thinking about this one and did I ever bother to post a review (NO). Discussions of classic sci fi at the dinner ta...
I read this the first time in middle school; more than three decades later I marveled at how much detail I remembered. Bradbury's style goes down easy but his ideas linger. Short-story-style format allows plenty of space for points of view both comforting and alienating--and it's the white Earth mal...
I'd forgotten some of these stories. And didn't remember they could be as deeply poetic and emotional as Ylla whithout talking of love. A decade of seasoning has certainly helped. Dash of maturity, more patient reading. Like growing up to discover wine was not the bitter and wrong tasting thing you ...