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Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars — and in that instant, Mars conquered him.

The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars — the modern classic by the peerless Ray Bradbury.

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"Bradbury is an authentic original." Time Magazine

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A classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, Bradbury enthralls, delights and challenges readers with his vision and his heart — taking them to a strange, breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

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ktill, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by ktill)
I haven't read Bradbury in many, many years, but when he died in 2012 I thought I should re-visit him. Perhaps his most highly regarded work, The Marian Chronicles is brief, beautiful, tense, varied in style as he takes us through many generations, and a wonderful, ironic visit to the notion that we need to go to Mars.
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emmejo, April 8, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
This book is about humans going to Mars. It tells of the first time that they arrived and were shot by the Martians living there, right through to the point where they decide to go back to Earth. It is a short story collection and can be a bit disjointed at times, as a number of the pieces were originally published in assorted magazines. The writing is good and smooth and most of the characters were likable, if rather superficial.

A fun light read that takes its self too seriously for the amount of material and depth (or lack of such) actually present. I can see that it could be viewed as a social commentary, but I felt that most of the characters were overly distant and there was little "grab" either emotional or logical to keep you interested in these fictional beings.
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emon, February 12, 2010 (view all comments by emon)
A rehash of the conquest of the American West by Anglo-Saxon settlers and the subsequent subjugation of the Native Americans, only this time it occurs on Mars. After reading the book, step away a moment and see it as a modern tragedy. A telling tale of the reality of the human animal.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553278224
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Publisher:
Spectra
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Mars
Subject:
Mars (Planet) Fiction.
Subject:
Mars (planet)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Grand master ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
322
Publication Date:
19840601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.96x4.13x.54 in. .22 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, Bradbury enthralls, delights and challenges readers with his vision and his heart — taking them to a strange, breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
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