The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury Reviews
Description:ISBN 0006479235 / Author: Ray Bradbury / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Colonists from Earth were few at first, and most of them suffered the ... more
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury ... illness called The Loneliness - because when you saw your home town, then your home planet, dwindle to the size of a fist, you felt you had never been born. Then came the overwhelming strangeness they would find on Mars.
Newest Review: ... are already fans of the science fiction genre, you will not be disappointed. You may even find it's a nice change of pace ... more
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by - written on 25/03/12 (Useful, 17 readings)
The Martian Chronicles was on the reading list for my prose module at university. Science fiction is my standard fare when it comes to reading and I was not disappointed with this. For those of you maybe looking to get into reading science fiction, I whole-heartedly recommend you pick this up! For those of you who are already fans of the science fiction genre, you will not be disappointed. You may even find it's a nice change of pace from normal science fiction fare. The writing - There is very little science to come to terms with. The stories revolve more around the people than the how or what of living on Mars. I found this refreshing ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/12/09 (Very useful, 59 readings)
Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles is without question the gold standard for literary science-fiction, a collection of short stories centred around humanity's colonisation of the Red Planet, linked with vignettes and recurring characters to the point where it almost resembles a novel. Written largely towards the end of the 1940s, Bradbury was writing at a time when science-fiction lent itself more easily to the literary mode. You travel through space in rockets, machines do everything with their 'circuits', atom bombs are the deadliest thing ever imagined, and America rules space. So easy then to be cynical. But the fact that both science and ... Read the complete review
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