The Martian Chronicles

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
142 Reviews
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 an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
  

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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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User 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

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Four and a half stars. Read full review

Contents

Rocket Summer
1
The Summer Night
18
The Taxpayer
40
and the Moon Be Still as Bright
63
The Settlers
95
The Shore
114
Usher II
137
The Old Ones
157
The Luggage Store
174
The Watchers
191
The Long Years
207
There Will Come Soft Rains
220
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Ray Bradbury is the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit 451, 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.

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