The Martian Chronicles

by Ray Bradbury | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1451678193 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/24/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, June 24, 2019
I found this vintage paperback in this Little Free Library in Manchester NH while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy.

I first stumbled across Bradbury some time in junior high, I think, and promptly read every short story of his that I could find. [I preferred stories to novels then.] Since The Martian Chronicles was a novel composed of loosely connected short stories, it not only got my attention but introduced me to a different style of story-telling.

While our hopes for space travel have changed a good deal since the book was written, its accounts of wanderlust, greed, hope, fear, and prejudice are still as true as ever. Some of the tales are little horror stories, others humorous, most bittersweet - and all worth reading!

The book inspired a fairly good 1980 mini-series.

[The TV Tropes page for the book is quite entertaining, but do beware of spoilers if you haven't already read the book.]

Released 3 wks ago (6/26/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Little Brook Farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts USA


I spotted this bright red Little Free Library while driving to another newly-listed one just down the road - so of course I had to visit this one too! Left this book on this rainy day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2019 Science Fiction release challenge. ***

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