The Martian Chronicles is a short story collection written by Ray Bradbury, first published in the 1950’s.
All the short stories revolves around the story of earth people trying to visit and settle on the planet Mars, and it describes the conflict that surfaces with us trying to invade Mars and make it our new home.
I found The Martian Chronicles an interesting read. It reflects around how humans have a problem with learning from our own mistakes. In these stories they are trying to get away from a planet that is on the brink of an atomic war and then when they get to Mars tries to live just like they did on Earth. Trying to build a new society, just the same as the one who pushed earth to its possible extinction.
It also has a lot of resemblance to our history of Europeans migrating to America, invading the new country and forcing the Native Americans of their own land.
I really enjoyed the classic Science Fiction feel of the stories and the suspense within the them. An eye opener that is just as easy to relate to (if not even more) than it was in the 50’s.
A few of my favorite quotes from The Martian Chronicles:
“We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things.”
“Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.”
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