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By Ray Bradbury

Start above the fossil seas and crystal pillars of a deadworld within the pages of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. A milestoneof American literature, Bradbury’s vintage selection of interconnectedvignettes approximately existence at the purple planet diverges from the War of the Worlds theme,in which humanity needs to safeguard its beaches opposed to its acquaintances, for in Bradbury’sprismatic imaginative and prescient, humanity is the conqueror, colonizing Mars to flee an Earthdevastated by way of atomic struggle and environmental disaster. Bradbury’s TheMartian Chronicles is a must-read for any fan of technological know-how fiction orfantasy, an important precursor to motion pictures like Avatar and Alien andbooks like Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars and Dan Simmons’ Hyperion,and a haunting prophesy of humanity’s future to deliver our previous goals andfollies in addition to us at any place we might enterprise forth.

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