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Bradbury's quiet exploration of a future that looks so much like the past is sprinkled with lighter material. In "The Silent Towns," the last man on Mars hears the phone ring and ends up on a comical blind date. But in most of these stories, Bradbury holds up a mirror to humanity that reflects a shameful treatment of "the other," yielding, time after time, a harvest of loneliness and isolation. Yet the collection ends with hope for renewal, as a colonist family turns away from the demise of the Earth towards a new future on Mars. Bradbury is a master fantasist and The Martian Chronicles are an unforgettable work of art. --Blaise Selby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sorry for such a compact review, but this is one of the finest science fiction books of all time. Amazing, thought provoking, engaging, and much, MUCH food for thought. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J.S. Sommer
Written as short stories for magazines in the late 1940s and pulled together with a series of linking pieces for publication in book form in 1951, the book is set around the turn... Read morePublished 22 days ago by FictionFan
One of the chapters was removed from this edition, which made things quite confusing for me when I discussed the book with my class. Read morePublished 27 days ago by jmvincent
It's good to be able to read this old classic again. They did great making this electronic version of it.Published 1 month ago by Lori Jane3
I read The Martian Chronicles many years ago. I loved it then, and now, I'm in the process of listening to it as I drive. I'm still amazed how well the tales hold up.Published 1 month ago by Frosty in Omaha