The Martian Chronicles
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.
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This book is great and captivating from beggining to end. Ray Bradbury really knows how to "construct" the mind of and alien and what it thinks of us coming to mars. Amazingly he brings up problems that we are having with the earth today. He provides deatail in every corner of the book. I loved it.
Review: The Martian ChroniclesUser Review - Tim Weakley - Goodreads
What can I say? All of Bradbury's work has been praised to death. I think that I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it in my teens when bucolic science fiction was more easily absorbed. Now ... Read full review