The Martian Chronicles (Paperback)
  • The Martian Chronicles (Paperback)
zoom

The Martian Chronicles (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 11/09/1995
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006479239
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`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

You may also be interested in...

Fire and Blood
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Pet Sematary
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Rotherweird
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Institute
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Added to basket
Machines Like Me
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
The Psychology of Time Travel
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Pet Sematary
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
VOX
Added to basket
VOX
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Added to basket
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Added to basket

“Man turns Mars into a second Earth and things do not go well”

I picked this up on a complete whim whilst perusing the shelves at the library having loved Fahrenheit 451 and I was not disappointed. This book looks at the potential implications of humans making it to Mars and how... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 64

“This is a must read!”

This classic science fiction book is truly an amazing read and opens up the imagination.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.