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Thu June 21, 2012
Good Read: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time’s passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
Matt Markgraf says:
“I found this book of loosely-connected short stories an irresistible sci-fi delight. It’s a super fast read due to its violent, messy, chaotic prose about man’s discovery of intelligent Martian life and the subsequent destruction of culture. On a deeper level, Bradbury seems to write allegorically on mankind’s destruction of Earth, and perhaps even mankind’s destruction of self and the inevitable demise caused by aging and generation. Whatever symbolism The Martian Chronicles evokes in your imagination, it’ll be fascinating and memorable.”