The Martian Chronicles

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Bantam Books, 1979 - Fiction - 181 pages
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Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars—and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars—the modern classic by the peerless Ray Bradbury.

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The prose is some of his most elegant and lovely. - LibraryThing
It's easy to read and very well organized. - LibraryThing
His storytelling borders on poetic. - LibraryThing
But the pictures he creates stay with you for ever. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - wvlibrarydude - LibraryThing

Bradbury is a master of the short story. That is what this is. A loose collection of stories with some reoccurring characters. Some may be put off by some of the dated technology and customs, since ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads

“And the men of Mars realized that in order to survive they would have to forgo asking that one question any longer: Why live?” I was a bit disappointed - the price of high expectations. I can see ... Read full review

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About the author (1979)

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of fifteen, he started submitting short stories to national magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 600 stories, poems, essays, plays, films, television plays, radio, music, and comic books. His books include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bradbury Speaks. He won numerous awards for his works including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1977, the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted 65 of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. The film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was written by Ray Bradbury and was based on his story The Magic White Suit. He was the idea consultant and wrote the basic scenario for the United States pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as being an imagineer for Walt Disney Enterprises, where he designed the Spaceship Earth exhibition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He died after a long illness on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.

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