“The Martian Chronicles,” by Ray Bradbury is a collection of 27 short stories, told in chronological order over a span of 27 years… From January 2030 through October 2057. The stories are interrelated and chronicle over this span of time the colonization of Mars by earthlings. Not surprisingly, the colonization of Mars is very similar to the colonization of America over a much larger span of time. The Martians, like the native Indians, are largely displaced. The planet resembles America with cities and streets named “New, New York,” or “Washington Street.” Religious leaders… Christian, of course… Travel to the planet in the hope of wiping out sin that they are sure has inflicted the planet.

Mr. Bradbury has put together one of the best collections of short stories, intertwined and connected, that I have ever read. The characters are great, the narrative is amazing, and the imagination of the author is a treasure that few other authors have ever achieved. Amazing!518WxaFw0rL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_

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