The Martian Chronicles

by Ray Bradbury

4.21 avg rating
204 votes 3 comments
In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines 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 vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.

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3 comments
Andrew | 2015-01-21 10:36:16
Absolutely brilliant ideas told in the most boring way possible. I 100% agreed with everything he was communicating when I could stay awake. I think it's just me though, this is the second Bradbury book I've read and I haven't liked either, but the funny thing is I 100% agree with the messages of his books, the way the stories are told just does not interest me in the slightest.
Anonymous | 2016-03-31 04:36:07
This book is stunning. The writing is gorgeous. It should be closer to the top of the list.
Anonymous | 2018-08-18 02:13:18
The Martian Chronicles are amazing! I am so glad that I read them today. They provided me content for the superior papers review that I needed, and that's great for me. I am a happy person now, and everyone loves a happy person.
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