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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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

I listened to the audiobook and in the introduction the author tells the reader how the Chronicles came to be. He also tells the reader that this is not science fiction because there is no science. It ... Read full review

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If you like to read science fiction & short stories, I highly recommend this book. Here are some stories I enjoyed the most: August 1999: The Earth Men They declared that they were from the Earth. The ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

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.