The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, ...
The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful. 'The Martian Chronicles' tells the story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up. More rockets arrived from Earth, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them - and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.
I did not take to the style of the book, where so many people from earth are transported to Mars to establish settlements, once the defensive Martians had succumbed to chicken pox, for which their bodies had no natural defences. Bradbury uses a series of short stories to make political and social comment. Not an entertaining read, and needed self motivation to complete. Not one of my more enjoyable reads.
Feb 23, 2012
I got what I wanted !
The Martian Chronicles are not for everybody. But if you're a fan of audio theater, and/or a fan of Science fiction and Ray Bradbury, then this is for you !
I was familiar with this piece of work so I knew what I was getting into - I got what I wanted.
Otherwise, the package was in perfect shape, and the CDs in NEW condition as advertised...
Dec 30, 2010
The Martian Chronicles
A fine book for sci-fi fans and serious readers alike. Ray Bradbury is always a great read.
Oct 30, 2008
Martian Chronicles cassettes
This arrived very quickly from the seller. No problems at all. They were enjoyable. I listened while I was on the tread-mill. Would buy from the seller again certainly.
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