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The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles
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The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as... show more
The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful. 'The Martian Chronicles' tells the story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up. More rockets arrived from Earth, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them - and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006479239 (0006479235)
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Stephen Howe
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 Even though some of the tales are outdated by today's views, the underlying values and messages remain the same; they are timel...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
bookshelves: autumn-2011, published-1950, sci-fi, little-green-men, fraudio, autumn-2015, re-visit-2015, play-dramatisation, beautifully-put, author-love, radio-4, lit-richer Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from November 23, 2011 to September 14, 2015 blurb - The people of Earth are p...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
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...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
5.0 The Martian Chronicles
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Proving re-reads are just the thing
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 ...
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