The Martian Chronicles

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Bantam Books, 1977 - Fiction - 181 pages
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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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The prose is excellent. - Goodreads
Love that teeth knocking ending! - Goodreads
More poetry than prose, really. - Goodreads
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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. 

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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

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Ray Bradbury is the author of more than three dozen books, including "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", "Dandelion Wine", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes", as well as hundreds of short stories. He has written for the theater, cinema, and TV, including the screenplay for John Huston's "Moby Dick" and the Emmy Award?winning teleplay "The Halloween Tree", and adapted for television sixty-five of his stories for "The Ray Bradbury Theater". The recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and numerous other honors, Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.