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The Martian Chronicles By Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury

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The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name.

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The Martian Chronicles Summary


The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name.

Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful.

`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 pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up.

More rockets arrived from Earth, 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.

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The Martian Chronicles Reviews


`The bitter irony of The Martian Chronicles is both stark and shocking' Guardian

`As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else' Daily Telegraph

`The sheer velocity of his words is an apocalyptic torrent which sweeps the reader on' Independent

`No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas' Sunday Telegraph

About Ray Bradbury


One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.

Additional information

GOR001409357
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1995-09-04
320
0006479235
9780006479239
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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