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The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles
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Man, was a a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career... show more
Man, was a a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun. Bradbury's Mars is 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 silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780062242266 (0062242261)
ASIN: B00CKOQC9C
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 288
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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