‘The bitter irony of The Martian Chronicles is both stark and shocking’ Guardian
‘As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else’ Daily Telegraph
‘The sheer velocity of his words is an apocalyptic torrent which sweeps the reader on’ Independent
‘No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas’ Sunday Telegraph
From the Back Cover
Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves. Each wave different, and each wave stronger.
Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America s most beloved authors. The Mars he imagines in these masterful chronicles is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seas where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. 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 grand master once again enthralls, delights, and challenges us with his vision and heart starkly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, weakness, folly, and poignant humanity in a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong. "