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.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780380973835
Available:
Release: 1997-02-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Man, was a a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun. Bradbury's Mars 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. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Ray 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 grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0380973839
Available:
Release: 1997-02-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Man, was a a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun. Bradbury's Mars 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. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Ray 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 grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

Ray Bradbury 3 Book Collection Fahrenheit 451 The Martian Chronicles The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury 3 Book Collection  Fahrenheit 451  The Martian Chronicles  The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780008118365
Available:
Release: 2015-04-23
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of three of Ray Bradbury’s finest science fiction novels: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN.

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.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1091198938
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles
Author: Walter James Miller
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0760710880
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bradbury Stories

Bradbury Stories
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9780062302113
Available:
Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. In this landmark volume, America's preeminent storyteller offers us one hundred treasures from alifetime of words and ideas -- tales that amaze, enthrall, and horrify; breathtaking journeys backward and forward in time; classic stories with the undiminished power to tantalize, mystify, elate, and move the reader to tears. Each small gem in the master's collection remains as dazzling as when it first appeared in print. There is magic in these pages: the wonders of interstellar flight, a conspiracy of insects, the early bloom of love in the warmth of August. Both the world of Ray Bradbury and its people are vivid and alive, as colorfully unique as a poker chip hand-painted by a brilliant artist or as warmly familiar as the well-used settings on a family's dining room table. In a poor man's desire for the stars, in the twisted night games of a hateful embalmer, in a magnificent fraud perpetrated to banish despair and repair a future, in a writer's wonderful death is the glowing proof of the timeless artistry of one of America's greatest living bards. The one hundred stories in this volume were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium. Here are representatives of the legendary author's finest works of short fiction, including many that have not been republished for decades, all forever fresh and vital, evocative and immensely entertaining. This is Bradbury at his very best -- golden visions of tomorrow, poetic memories of yesterday, dark nightmares and glorious dreams -- a grand celebration of humankind, God's intricate yet poignantly fallible machineries of joy.

The Bradbury Chronicles

The Bradbury Chronicles
Author: Sam Weller
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780060545840
Available:
Release: 2006-02-21
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Accomplished journalist Sam Weller met the Ray Bradbury while writing a cover story for the Chicago Tribune Magazine and spent hundreds of hours interviewing Bradbury, his editors, family members, and longtime friends. With unprecedented access to private archives, he uncovered never–before–published letters, documents, and photographs that help tell the story of this literary genius and his remarkable creative journey. The result is a richly textured, detailed biography that illuminates the origins and accomplishments of Bradbury's fascinating mind.

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:

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781451678185
Available:
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen science fiction stories deal with love, madness, and death on Mars, Venus, and in space.

Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Bradbury Beyond Apollo
Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780252052293
Available:
Release: 2020-08-22
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrated storyteller, cultural commentator, friend of astronauts, prophet of the Space Age—by the end of the 1960s, Ray Bradbury had attained a level of fame and success rarely achieved by authors, let alone authors of science fiction and fantasy. He had also embarked on a phase of his career that found him exploring new creative outlets while reinterpreting his classic tales for generations of new fans. Drawing on numerous interviews with Bradbury and privileged access to personal papers and private collections, Jonathan R. Eller examines the often-overlooked second half of Bradbury's working life. As Bradbury's dreams took him into a wider range of nonfiction writing and public lectures, the diminishing time that remained for creative pursuits went toward Hollywood productions like the award-winning series Ray Bradbury Theater. Bradbury developed the Spaceship Earth narration at Disney's EPCOT Center; appeared everywhere from public television to NASA events to comic conventions; published poetry; and mined past triumphs for stage productions that enjoyed mixed success. Distracted from storytelling as he became more famous, Bradbury nonetheless published innovative experiments in autobiography masked as detective novels, the well-received fantasy The Halloween Tree and the masterful time travel story "The Toynbee Convector." Yet his embrace of celebrity was often at odds with his passion for writing, and the resulting tension continuously pulled at his sense of self. The revelatory conclusion to the acclaimed three-part biography, Bradbury Beyond Apollo tells the story of an inexhaustible creative force seeking new frontiers.

Ray Bradbury s Vision of Colonization in The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury s Vision of Colonization in  The Martian Chronicles
Author: Julia Deitermann
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9783638546317
Available:
Release: 2006-09-18
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, San Diego State University, course: Science Fiction - Alternate Worlds, Near Futures, 1 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Centuries ago, the colonization of the New World represented one of the major aims of European nations and has been praised or criticized ever since. In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury repeats the past by depicting the conquest and colonization of another planet rather than another continent. Settling on Mars is the only escape left for the population on Earth, which has become a decaying planet facing major environmental, social and political problems. As people have destroyed their former basis for living, they try to find a new one on the foreign planet Mars. History repeats itself during the colonization of Mars, as native populations are decimated and strangeness is familiarized by cultivating the foreign land in order to suit the colonizers’ desires. In his novel, Bradbury questions and criticizes the concept of colonization, thereby drawing on Mars as a symbol of America after its discovery by Columbus, and its inescapable ‘cultivation’ through the Pilgrims. However cruel the history of colonization might be, it is also regarded inevitable for the rest of the world as increasing populations long for more territories and resources. The criticism in the novel primarily centers on how this expansion takes place, namely in a destructive and exploitative way. Bradbury reveals the tensions between inhabitants of Earth and those of Mars, thus questioning the Earthmen’s reckless behavior towards native Martians which serve as a symbol for Native Americans. Moreover, the author criticizes mankind’s irresponsible exploitation of the resources they have been given on Earth, and their ability to destroy nature without even realizing or considering the terrible outcome. The issues to be discussed in the following are those of imperialism, environmental destruction and racism, all being rooted in the mythology of the American westward expansion and the Frontier spirit. By large, Bradbury’s novel also reflects the anxieties of the early 1950s, namely the fear of a nuclear war and the emergence of the Civil Rights movement. A significant basis for the interpretation of The Martian Chroniclesis the approach to the story as an allegory for man’s immoral blindness in the light of the ‘manifest destiny’ and the frontier spirit. [...]

Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles
Author: Walter James Miller
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0760710880
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Guide to Supernatural Fiction

The Guide to Supernatural Fiction
Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler
Pages: 723
ISBN: UOM:39015005373579
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Martin Chronicles

The Martin Chronicles
Author: John Fried
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1538729849
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful and heartfelt coming-of-age novel that follows Martin Kelso as he grows up in 1980s New York and faces the magic of first experiences, as well as the heartbreak of hard-won life lessons. Martin Kelso's comfortable world starts to change at the age of eleven. Girls get under his skin in ways he never noticed before. His cousin Evie, who used to be Marty's closest confidante--the one who taught him the right way to eat a pizza and how to catch tadpoles--has grown up into a stranger, mysterious and unpredictable. Marty and his best friends once inhabited fantasy worlds of their own making, full of cowboys and cops and robbers, where the heroes always won the day. But now, as neighborhood kids are attacked on their walk to school, they find themselves wanting to play a new game that better prepares them for real life. As life changes quickly and Marty feels less secure with himself, the difference between games and reality, friend and foe, and right from wrong becomes much more difficult to distinguish. At the same time, this new world offers possibilities as exciting as they are frightening. This poignant debut perfectly captures the intense emotion, humor, and earnestness of young adulthood as Marty, age eleven to seventeen, navigates a series of life-changing firsts: first kiss, first enemy, first loss, and, ultimately, his first awareness that the world is not as simple a place as he had once imagined.

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

The Mars Chronicles by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Mars Chronicles by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs,Darrell Schweitzer
Pages: 846
ISBN: 1617202290
Available:
Release: 2011-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collected here in this omnibus edition are the first seven novels of the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Princess of Mars, Gods Of Mars, Warlords of Mars, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars. With a new introduction by World Fantasy Award winner Darrell Schweitzer. Schweitzer the former Editor of Weird Tales and a preemanate scholor of fantastic fiction places these novels in their proper contact. These novels will transport you to a lush Mars that never was. A Mars filled with strange and wonderful flora and fauna; giants and monsters, and most importantly maidens in distress and fabulous adventures. Join John Carter and many other fabulous heros as they explores this fantastic milieu. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

The Big Book of Mars

The Big Book of Mars
Author: Marc Hartzman
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781683692102
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with entertaining history, archival images, pop culture ephemera, and interviews with NASA scientists, The Big Book of Mars is the most comprehensive look at our relationship with Mars—yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Mars has been a source of fascination and speculation ever since the Ancient Sumerians observed its blood-red hue and named it for their god of war and plague. But it wasn't until 1877, when "canals" were observed on the surface of the Red Planet, suggesting the presence of water, that scientists, novelists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs became obsessed with the question of whether there's life on Mars. In The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells suggested that we wouldn't need to make contact with Martians—they'd come for us—while, many years later, Nikola Tesla claimed that he did make contact. Since then, Mars has fully invaded pop culture. It has its own day of the week (Tuesday, or martis in Latin), candy bar, and iconic Looney Tunes character. It has been the subject of novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles to Mars Attacks! to The Martian. And it has sparked a space-race feud between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who both hope to send a manned mission to Mars in the near future.