The Martian Chronicles
ISBN: 0553278223
EAN13: 9780553278224
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 6.9" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
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Man, was a a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave. Each wave different, and each wave stronger.

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun.

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 Read More chevron_right

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   a pessimist's view of human exploration
I felt too few of the stories tried to do anything other than pontificate on how humanity is a curse on the universe. If you like that kind of thing this book is for you. After reading how poetic and powerful this book was I had high hopes, and I will say it did deliver in that department. Lots of fun in the metaphors and twists, lots of humor. The problem is all that poetry is used to paint a shallow and nihilistic portrait of mankind.