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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.
This book is a must read for anyone in high school or older, whether you're a fan of science fiction or not.
Written as science fiction originally by Mr. Bradbury, our growing knowledge of Mars makes these assumptions science fantasy today.
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a Fantastic collection of short stories that explore a possible future for humans on Mars.
One of my favorites! I keep the book by my bed and often read one or two stories before sleep.Published 1 day ago by Jane L
I enjoyed it. Bradbury seems to have a knack for taking an average moment, and twisting it into a bizarre, shocking occurrence. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kevin L. West
Why doesn't Hollywood stop with the Transformers crap and base a movie off of this book and other Bradbury books?Published 4 days ago by todd c wittenberg
I found it quite haunting and tragic, but also somewhat hopeful and very beautiful. The writing was amazing and it had great messages. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Carolin
The Colonial Radio Theater and Jerry Robbins earn five stars for their brilliant production of Ray Bradbury's excellent Martian Chronicles. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mike K of Denver
Bradbury's depiction of future space travel is delightfully unsettling. I admire his ability to take on very touchy themes and maintain a sense of urgency as well as comedy... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Julian Wyllie
There was a lot of hype about how great this was but I thought it was boring.I was hoping for material more like HeinleinPublished 18 days ago by Rob