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The Martian Chronicles The Strange And Wonderful Tale Of Man S Experiences On Mars, Filled With Intense Images And Astonishing Visions Now Part Of The Voyager Classics Collection.The Martian Chronicles Tells The Story Of Humanity S Repeated Attempts To Colonize The Red Planet The First Men Were Few Most Succumbed To A Disease They Called The Great Loneliness When They Saw Their Home Planet Dwindle To The Size Of A Fist They Felt They Had Never Been Born Those Few That Survived Found No Welcome On Mars The Shape Changing Martians Thought They Were Native Lunatics And Duly Locked Them Up.But Rockets Arrived From Earth, And , Piercing The Hallucinations Projected By The Martians People Brought Their Old Prejudices With Them And Their Desires And Fantasies, Tainted Dreams These Were Soon Inhabited By The Strange Native Beings, With Their Caged Flowers And Birds Of Flame.Contents Rocket SummerYllaThe Summer NightThe Earth MenThe TaxpayerThe Third Expedition And The Moon Be Still As BrightThe SettlersThe Green MorningThe LocustsNight MeetingThe ShoreInterimThe MusiciansWay In The Middle Of The AirThe Naming Of NamesUsher IIThe Old OnesThe MartianThe Luggage StoreThe Off SeasonThe WatchersThe Silent TownsThe Long YearsThere Will Come Soft RainsThe Million Year Picnic

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • The Martian Chronicles
  • Ray Bradbury
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 0553278223

About the Author: Ray Bradbury

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He bec American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind. In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along



10 thoughts on “The Martian Chronicles

  1. says:

    RIDDLE ME A MARTIAN RIDDLE A Riddle What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like a human, kills humans, replaces humans, wants to be accepted and loved by a human Answer A Martian A Riddle What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like an animal except that s unfair to animals, kills others of its kind, wages war on its own kind, and destroys its own planet Answer A Human A Riddle What is built like a succession of linked stories, feels at tim RIDDLE ME A MARTIAN RIDDLE A Riddle What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like a human, kills humans, replaces humans, wants to be accepted and loved by a human Answer A Martian A Riddle What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like an animal except that s unfair to animals, kills others of its kind, wages war on its own kind, and destroys its own planet Answer A Human A Riddle What is built like a succession of linked stories, feels at times like a play by Brecht, feels at times like a mournful and elegiac ode to the dying of small towns, is a wise tale of human nature, is written with melancholy and sighs, is quietly sinister, is gently tragic, yet is also a science fiction novel Answer The Martian Chronicles A Riddle What is a ball of blue fire, a transcended entity, a being that lives in God s grace, a model of wisdom and goodness,...

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    We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things. The Martian Chronicles, a perfect example of what I d call a quintessential Bradbury fragmentary, at times disjointed, occasionally crossing the line into the realm of surreal, full of his trademark nostalgia and sadness, this account of the failed American Dream approach to the exploration of the ultimate frontier never stops fascinating me and drawing me in with its inexplicable charm Side note as a person of Russian descent We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things. The Martian Chronicles, a perfect example of what I d call a quintessential Bradbury fragmentary, at times disjointed, occasionally crossing the line into the realm of surreal, full of his trademark nostalgia and sadness, this account of the failed American Dream approach to the exploration of the ultimate frontier never stops fascinating me and drawing me in with its inexplicable charm Side note as a person of Russian descent, I reserve the right to run on long winded sentences in the best tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky of which my literature teacher mother clearly approves.It is such a multifaceted tale It is a condemnation of the dear to the human heart way of exploration and colonization that...

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    The Martian Chronicles is a book I have heard about for years, but ended up passing it by in lieu of other Ray Bradbury classics do you need to qualify them by saying classic I think that goes without saying I have now finally read it and it is amazing I continue to be impressed with Bradbury s writing style and his style is very well defined I am pretty sure he is so integrated into how and what he writes, I could probably guess that a book is written by Bradbury after just a few para The Martian Chronicles is a book I have heard about for years, but ended up passing it by in lieu of other Ray Bradbury classics do you need to qualify them by saying classic I think that goes without saying I have now finally read it and it is amazing I continue to be impressed with Bradbury s writing style and his style is very well defined I am pretty sure he is so integrated into how and what he writes, I could probably guess that a book is written by Bradbury after just a few paragraphs and that is not me bragging on my ability to figure out who wrote something, it is just that obvious that it is Bradbury.When I went into this I thought, Martian Chronicles Sci Fi That is very wrong This book felt muchlike his Magical Realism titles I have read While most of the book takes place on Mars, the content is not about space travel, and aliens, and cool technology It is abo...

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    For centuries man has dreamed about going to Mars He has finally achieved this monumental feat, and when he arrived he expected to be greeted as a hero he expected to be greeted with open arms by the Martians But, alas, the Martians have a very different opinion to the aliens that invaded their planet A funny, and realistic, response When the Earth men arrived the Martians murdered them for a number of wacky reasons They feared that the invaders would steal their wives and also that the hu For centuries man has dreamed about going to Mars He has finally achieved this monumental feat, and when he arrived he expected to be greeted as a hero he expected to be greeted with open arms by the Martians But, alas, the Martians have a very different opinion to the aliens that invaded their planet A funny, and realistic, response When the Earth men arrived the Martians murdered them for a number of wacky reasons They feared that the invaders would steal their wives and also that the humans were in fact Martians merely pretending to be humans, this, according to their lore, is one of the many signs of madness So, the Martians euthanized them Yes, euthanized them This made me laugh so much because man, in his naivety, expected an entirely human reaction from an alien race They couldn t comprehend that perhaps the aliens may be different to themselves they didn t consider that their so called expeditions could b...

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    A magnificent experience in which we discover that the inhabitants of the fourth planet in the Milky Way Solar System are identical in the trifles of the everyday as the resident in the 3rd planet Then some collective idea pops out of nowhere a fine symbol of apocalypse and annihilation scares the living shit outta everyone.I know I haven t read muc...

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    Poetic science fiction Being set in the future and involving space travel, Mars and futuristic technology makes this fit into the science fiction genre, but Bradbury is a writer of literature This is beautiful writing and Bradbury is an artist with a mastery of the language Mars could be another dimension, or fairy land, it does not really matter, Bradbury has concocted an alternate reality to explore psychological ethos If Heinlein is the science fiction ideologist sociolog...

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    I enjoyed this short story collection a lotthan the famous, Fahrenheit 451 I believe Ray Bradbury has an exceptional talent writing short stories I am not a fan of short stories in general, however, I was totally absorbed and fascinated by this book I was expecting the stories to be something different than what i read, somethingScience Fiction Yes, it does have a bit of space travel, some alien encounters, some hi tech technologies but they are totally not the point of these st I enjoyed this short story collection a lotthan the famous, Fahrenheit 451 I believe Ray Bradbury has an exceptional talent writing short stories I am not a fan of short stories in general, however, I was totally absorbed and fascinated by this book I was expecting the stories to be something different than what i read, somethingScience Fiction Yes, it does have a bit of space travel, some alien encounters, some hi tech technologies but they are totally not the point of these stories I guess the main idea I got can be summarized by the following quoteWe earth men have a talent for ruining bi...

  8. says:

    Wow Justwow Why have I never read this before Ray Bradbury has written an amazing, lyrical, spooky as hell set of pieces that all add up to something muchSome are very brief, mere sketches of events Other...

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    Since Ray Bradbury passed away about a month ago at the time of writing it occurred to me to reread his books that I have read before, and read the others that I have missed After rereading Something Wicked This Way Comes last month I thought I d read Fahrenheit 451 but as it turned out The Reddit SF Book Club chose The Martian Chronicles as book of the month July 2012 so in order to keep up with the Joneses here we are How about that for a useless intro This book is a fix up novel which i Since Ray Bradbury passed away about a month ago at the time of writing it occurred to me to reread his books that I have read before, and read the others that I have missed After rereading Something Wicked This Way Comes last month I thought I d read Fahrenheit 451 but as it turned out The Reddit SF Book Club chose The Martian Chronicles as book of the month July 2012 so in order to keep up with the Joneses here we are How about that for a useless intro This book is a fix up novel which is something between an anthology and a novel, and it benefits from both of its sibling formats The stories are interrelated with only a few recurring characters but read together the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts It is also worth noting that while the table of contents look as if there are almost 30 stories in the book, quite a few of these are not really stories in themselv...

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    4 1 2If you want to read a great review of The Martian Chronicles, skip this one and go directly to mark monday s Do not pass Go Do not collect 200.If you re still here, I will try to keep you entertained for a while by talking about myself, about my reading and not reading Ray Bradbury and other SF, about Ray Bradbury himself and his writing, and even a little near the end about this book view spoiler For references, see bottom of review hide spoiler Me the SF fanThis summer I decid 4 1 2If you want to read a great review of The Martian Chronicles, skip this one and go directly to mark monday s Do not pass Go Do not collect 200.If you re still here, I will try to keep you entertained for a while by talking about myself, about my reading and not reading Ray Bradbury and other SF, about Ray Bradbury himself and his writing, and even a little near the end about this book view spoiler For references, see bottom of review hide spoiler Me the SF fanThis summer I decided to re read the Martian Chronicles MC But guess what It wasn t a re read Nope Seems, I now believe, that what I ve been thinking were vague memories of MC must have been vague memories of some other story connecte...

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