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Cronicas Marcianas / The Martian Chronicles (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – December, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Minotauro; Poc edition (December 2003)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8445073850
  • ISBN-13: 978-8445073858
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,616,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rigoberto Rodriguez on July 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
Jorge Luis Borges, quien en 1955 escribió el prólogo para una edición de las Crónicas Marcianas, nos dice: "¿Qué ha hecho este hombre de Illinois, me pregunto al cerrar las páginas de su libro, para que episodios de la conquista de otro planeta me pueblen de terror y de soledad? ¿Cómo pueden tocarme estas fantasías, y de una manera tan íntima?". Una obra llena de magia y poesía. Es uno de los libros que nadie debe permitirse no leer en el transcurso de una vida.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maximiliano F Yofre on October 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
Minotauro is an old and prestigious sci-fi collection that made available to Spanish speaking public many genre classic.

The collection started with Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles" and continued with great opus as Wyndham's "The Day of the Triffids" or Sturgeon's "More Than Human". The editorial house has recently re-edited in a smaller and modern pocket-book format most of the titles available.

The bonus for this book is Jorge Luis Borge's prologue.

"The Martian Chronicles" (1950) was Bradbury's second book to be published and a consecrative one. The author received immediate attention from sci-fi lovers, publishers and general public.

This book is not really a novel, but a collection of short stories describing Mars' colonization, from 1999 till 2026 where Bradbury's future is already our past! Nevertheless it is a mesmerizing piece of literature.

Bradbury writes in poetical prose style. Most of these tales transmits a deep sense of melancholy, as if the author has already passed judgment over Human Kind and found it guilty; guilty of greed, selfishness, short-sightedness and ruthlessness. In other words the same sins showed whenever different human cultures get abruptly in touch.

The initial stories describe the ill-fated first Human expeditions and their weird relationship with the Martians. "The Third Expedition" is really touching and chilling at the same time.

From then on, Humans are left alone with all Mars at their disposition for better or worse.

Colonization start in earnest as described from "The Settlers" to "The Off Season" while in Earth atomic war menace evolve into actual devastating war.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Diran (diran@slip.net) on April 1, 1998
Format: Paperback
The Martian Chronicles are not intended to be a novel. Many were written with no conception of being tied to the others. The book is dissapointing if read as a novel. Taken as book of short stories, the book is a classic. The second and third stories, depicting the second and third failed Mars landing are moving. "When Softly come the Rains" a story told near the end is simply unforgettable. While not quite as powerful as the stories in Bradbury's "Illustrated Man" The Martian Chronicles is a first class read.
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