The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

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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 more rockets arrived from Earth, and more, 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 Summer
Ylla
The Summer Night
The Earth Men
The Taxpayer
The Third Expedition
-And the Moon Be Still As Bright
The Settlers
The Green Morning
The Locusts
Night Meeting
The Shore
Interim
The Musicians
Way in the Middle of the Air
The Naming of Names
Usher II
The Old Ones
The Martian
The Luggage Store
The Off Season
The Watchers
The Silent Towns
The Long Years
There Will Come Soft Rains
The Million Year Picnic

Title:The Martian Chronicles
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553278224
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    The Martian Chronicles Reviews

  • Lyn

    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 i...

  • mark monday

    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 M...

  • Sean Barrs

    "We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things." This brilliant collection of science fiction short stories combines elements of humour and tragedy to show us how much man mu...

  • Swaroop

    "Space travel has again made children of us all." The Martian Chronicles is much more than science fiction. It is poetic, philosophical, magical, crazy, dark, strange, funny, lively, bleak, scary, hau...

  • Nataliya

    "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 c...

  • Vit Babenco

    The Martian Chronicles is a science fiction book but it demonstrates intensity and imagery of the best poetry.They had a house of crystal pillars on the planet Mars by the edge of an empty sea, and ev...

  • Cecily

    Forget the sci-fi label. This is magnificent, seductive storytelling that just happens to be set mostly on Mars. It’s beautiful, brilliant, startling. It drips with deliciously poetic imagery (and r...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury. The strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense im...

  • Matthew

    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...

  • Fabian

    A magnificent experience wherein we discover that the inhabitants of the fourth planet in the Milky Way are identical in the trifles of the everyday as the resident in the 3rd planet. Then some collec...