The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781451678192
Available:
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Rocket Summer

Rocket Summer
Author: Ray D Bradbury
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9798744294755
Available:
Release: 2021-04-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The crowd gathered to make a curious noise this cold grey morning before the scheduled Birth. They arrived in gleaming scarlet tumble-bugs and yellow plastic beetles, yawning and singing and ready. The Birth was a big thing for them.He stood alone up in his high office tower window, watching them with a sad impatience in his grey eyes. His name was William Stanley, president of the company that owned this building and all those other work-hangars down on the tarmac, and all that landing field stretching two miles off into the Jersey mists. William Stanley was thinking about the Birth.The Birth of what? Stanley's large, finely sculptured head felt heavier, older. Science, with a scalpel of intense flame would slash wide the skulls of engineers, chemists, mechanics in a titanic Caesarian, and out would come the Rocket!"Yezzir! Yezzir!" he heard the far-off, faint and raucous declarations of the vendors and hawkers. "Buy ya Rocket Toys! Buy ya Rocket Games! Rocket Pictures! Rocket soap! Rocket teethers for the tiny-tot! Rocket, Rocket, Rocket! Hey!"Shutting the open glassite frame before him, his thin lips drew tight. Morning after morning America sent her pilgrims to this shrine. They peered in over the translucent restraint barrier as if the Rocket were a caged beast.He saw one small girl drop her Rocket toy. It shattered, and was folded under by the moving crowd's feet."Mr. Stanley?""Uh? Oh, Captain Greenwald. Sorry. Forgot you were here." Stanley measured his slow, thoughtful steps to his clean-topped desk. "Captain," he sighed wearily, "you're looking at the unhappiest man alive." He looked at Greenwald across the desk. "That Rocket is the gift of a too-generous science to a civilization of adult-children who've fiddled with dynamite ever since Nobel invented it. They-"

The Martian Chronicles Study Guide

The Martian Chronicles  Study Guide
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781621070191
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The perfect companion to Ray Bradbury’s "The Martian Chronicles," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury s  The Martian Chronicles
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1375396870
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS
Author: CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1535831804
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury s  The Martian Chronicles
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410320735
Available:
Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 30
ISBN: 089598962X
Available:
Release: 1989-01-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780553277531
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the unusual world of Green Town, Illinois, a twelve-year-old discovers the wonders of reality and the power of imagination during the summer of 1928

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 147
ISBN: 067187229X
Available:
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned.

The Anthem Sprinters

The Anthem Sprinters
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 159
ISBN: UCAL:B4100515
Available:
Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four one-act plays. For contents, see Author Catalog.

The Pedestrian

The Pedestrian
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 11
ISBN: 0573632839
Available:
Release: 1951
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Selected from Dark They Were and Golden eyed

Selected from Dark They Were  and Golden eyed
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 62
ISBN: 0929631242
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Literacy Volunteers of
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Harry Bittering and his family, new colonists to Mars, start adapting to their new home, they find themselves forgetting their past, non-Martian lives.

PLANET STORIES Collection no 9

PLANET STORIES   Collection no 9
Author: Ray Bradbury,Basil Wells,Stuart Fleming
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788835886167
Available:
Release: 2020-08-30
Editor: Edizioni Savine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

POWERFUL PLANET SHORT STORIES THE AVENGER..........Stuart Fleming Karson was fighting fire with fire—paving the way for a holocaust. THE MONSTER MAKER........Ray Bradbury A camera is one devil of a poor weapon with which to capture a pirate’s fortress. QUEST'S END...........Basil Wells Thig’s work was not yet finished—he must face his vicious master race again.

Finches of Mars

Finches of Mars
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781504005890
Available:
Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colonists on Mars fight to prevent their own extinction in “a suspenseful genre-bending combination of straight SF and mystery” (Booklist, starred review). Doomed by overpopulation, irreversible environmental degradation, and never-ending war, Earth has become a fetid swamp. For many, Mars represents humankind’s last hope. In six tightly clustered towers on the red planet’s surface, the colonists who have escaped their dying home world are attempting to make a new life unencumbered by the corrupting influences of politics, art, and religion. Unable ever to return, these pioneers have chosen an unalterable path that winds through a landscape as terrible as it is beautiful, often forcing them to compromise their beliefs—and sometimes their humanity—in order to survive. But the gravest threat to the future is not the settlement’s total dependence on foodstuffs sent from a distant and increasingly uncaring Earth, or the events that occur in the aftermath of the miraculous discovery of native life on Mars—it is the fact that in the ten years since colonization began, every new human baby has been born dead, or so tragically deformed that death comes within hours. The great Brian W. Aldiss has delivered a dark and provocative yet ultimately hopeful magnum opus rich in imagination and bold ideas. A novel of philosophy as much as science fiction, Finches of Mars is an exploration of intellectual history, evolution, technology, and the future by one of speculative fiction’s undisputed masters.

The Other Foot

The Other Foot
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 39
ISBN: 0886821061
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Creative Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American blacks, settled on Mars after centuries of abuse on earth, have a chance for revenge when a space ship bearing a white man arrives seeking help in the aftermath of World War III.

Flame and Shadow

Flame and Shadow
Author: Sara Teasdale
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781513224763
Available:
Release: 2021-06-21
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flame and Shadow (1920) is a poetry collection by Sara Teasdale. The poet’s fifth collection, published two years after she won the 1918 Pulitzer Prize, is a masterful collection of lyric poems meditating on life, death, and the natural world. Somber and celebratory, symbolic and grounded in experience, Flame and Shadow revels in the mystery of existence itself. “What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring, / That my songs do not show me at all?” Content to depict the rhythms of nature, the songs of birds, and “the silver light after a storm,” Teasdale’s poetry dissolves the poet’s ego in order to access a deeper well of creative energy: “For my mind is proud and strong enough to be silent, / It is my heart that makes my songs, not I.” In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” a poem born from a decade of war and widespread disease, Teasdale imagines a posthuman world where beauty and harmony continue despite our disappearance: “Robins will wear their feathery fire / Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire; And not one will know of the war...” For Teasdale, a poet who merges an abiding affection for flora and fauna with a critical distance from human affairs, the belief in the life of the world, with or without us, is enough. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Sara Teasdale’s Flame and Shadow is a classic work of American poetry reimagined for modern readers.

Death Is a Lonely Business

Death Is a Lonely Business
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062242129
Available:
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of American storytelling, dips his accomplished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a stylish and slightly fantastical tale of mayhem and murder set among the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, in the early 1950s. Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort--until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents"--some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities.

The Vintage Bradbury

The Vintage Bradbury
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106011664387
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of stories include tales about a playroom in which children's fantasies become real enough to kill, and a beautiful white suit that turns six down-and-out Chicanos into their ideal selves

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
Author: H. G. Wells
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781467776219
Available:
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: First Avenue Editions ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781513277080
Available:
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ten years after John Carter was transported back to Earth against his will, he returns to Mars. Having been sent back to Earth before the birth of his child, Carter is desperate to reunite with his wife, Dejah, and meet their child. However, the reunion is forced to be postponed when Carter realizes that he materialized in an unfamiliar part of the planet. Known as the Valley Dor, Carter has landed in the Barsoomian afterlife, where no-one is allowed to depart. But, when Carter’s old friend, a Tharkian named Tars, embarks on a journey of pilgrimage to find Carter in the Valley Dor, the two share a jovial reunion. As the two are eager to leave the Valley Dor, they stumble upon a shocking discovery. The pair of friends are shaken by the finding of a new Martian race, the Therns, who are self-proclaimed gods. The Therns had been deceiving the other Barsoomians for centuries, but are determined to cause even more damage. With run ins with armies, fierce battles, and valiant rescues, John Carter must once again overcome political turmoil to save his people and reunite with his family. Featuring heroic adventures and plot twists, The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a fun sequel to the classic pulp fiction novel, A Princess of Mars. With themes of race and religion, Burroughs’ The Gods of Mars proves to be as thought-provoking as it is exciting and fantastical. Praised for its descriptive prose, The Gods of Mars is a perfect exhibit of the imagination and talent of Edgar Rice Burroughs. This edition of The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, The Gods of Mars caters to a modern audience while preserving the original wonder and adventure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work.