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Soar above the fossil seas and crystal pillars of a dead world in the pages of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.

A milestone of American literature, Bradbury’s classic collection of inter-connected vignettes about life on the red planet diverges from the War of the Worlds theme,in which humanity must defend its shores against its neighbors, for in Bradbury’s prismatic vision, humanity is the conqueror, colonizing Mars to escape an Earth devastated by atomic war and environmental catastrophe.

Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles is a must-read for any fan of science fiction or fantasy, a crucial precursor to films like Avatar and Alien and books like Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars and Dan Simmons’ Hyperion,and a haunting prophesy of humanity’s destiny to bring our old dreams and follies along with us wherever we may venture forth.

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages: 288pp
Size: 5.25 x 8
Notes: paperback
Date Of Publication: October 11, 2011
ISBN: 978-0062079930