Book :: The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
By: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 181
Published: 1951
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Short Stories
Fantasy
Rating: (4)

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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...

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Bradbury and Heinlein turned me on to reading....I cleared the library shelves and read everything I could get my hands on!

Feb 20th, 2018

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Jul 25th, 2014

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Jul 30th, 2013

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It has been many years since I have read this book, so the details are a bit fuzzy. The thing I appreciated most about the Martian Chronicles were Bradbury's attempts to make life on Mars (and subsequent science fiction and space travel stories in this book) seem as normal as living in a suburban city, maybe in a cul-de-sac. Amidst the stories of space living were also interwoven tales of terror and fear. Such was Bradbury's writing style at the time. When I read this book, it was assigned reading in English class, so I was disinterested. I will try reading it again one of these days and I'm sure my rating will go up, as I have thoroughly enjoyed other works by Bradbury since then.

Feb 15th, 2013

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