The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Title: The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Imprint & Number: Bantam 26363-3
Cover price: 3.50
Publication date: 1985
Cover artist: Ian Miller
ISBN: 0-553-26363-3

Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to Mars and found the Martian’s waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars, and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, seeped into his bones and changed man forever.

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Ray Bradbury

Original chapters link previously published short stories together to form a novel of Earth’s colonization of Mars and the interaction of Martians & Earthlings.

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  • Rocket Summer (Planet Stories, Spring/47)
  • Ylla (as I’ll Not Ask for Wine in Maclean’s, 1/1/50)
  • The Summer Night (as The Spring Night in The Arkham Sampler, Winter/48)
  • The Earth Men (Thrilling Wonder Stories, 8/48)
  • The Taxpayer (original)
  • The Third Expedition (as Mars Is Heaven! in Planet Stories, Fall/48)
  • —And the Moon Be Still as Bright (Thrilling Wonder Stories, 6/48)
  • The Settlers (original)
  • The Green Morning (original)
  • The Locusts (original)
  • Night Meeting (original)
  • The Shore (original)
  • The Fire Balloons (as …In This Sign in Imagination, 4/51)
  • Interim (Weird Tales, 7/47)
  • The Musicians (original)
  • The Wilderness (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 11/52)
  • Way in the Middle of the Air (Other Worlds, 7/50)
  • The Naming Of Names (original)
  • Usher II (as Carnival of Madness in Thrilling Wonder Stories, 4/50)
  • The Old Ones (original)
  • The Martian (Super Science Stories, 11/49)
  • The Luggage Store (original)
  • The Watchers (original)
  • The Silent Towns (Charm, 3/49)
  • The Long Years (as Dwellers in Silence in Maclean’s, 9/15/48)
  • There Will Come Soft Rains (Collier’s, 5/6/50)
  • The Million-Year Picnic (Planet Stories, Summer/46)

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