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The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Ray Bradbury

From "Rocket Summer" to "The Million-Year Picnic," Ray Bradbury's stories of the colonization of Mars form an eerie mesh of past and future. Written in the 1940s, the chronicles drip with nostalgic atmosphere--shady porches with tinkling pitchers of … see full wiki

Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
3 reviews about The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master...
review by . January 29
I don’t often re-read books.  Like most of you, I probably have thousands I’d like to read, and rarely do I see the value in perusing something I’ve already perused again.  It isn’t as if the lessons I learned from it might change or that the characters will suddenly become something else … but I’ve always had a deep respect for THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES since I’d read it first in high school several decades ago … so much so that I thought …
review by . August 12, 2010
As the paranoia and fear of the early stages of the Cold War escalated and the prospect of global destruction in an atomic war crystallized into a terrifying possibility, a pioneering trip to a more placid Mars must have seemed welcoming. As early successes with the development of technology such as "Sputnik" made a an exploration of this magnitude a likely technological achievement within the next few decades, manned exploration and the colonization of Mars no doubt evolved into a sexy …
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
Bradbury uses a clever sci-fi format as a way to critique what he saw as the worst failings of the social fabric of 1950s America - imperialism, bigotry and racial prejudice, xenophobia, guns, environmental pollution, waste, foreign policy, censorship, and the untrammeled growth of technology all wrapped up in the unfailing smug sense of superiority that the American way is the only way!
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