The Martian Chronicles

Grand Master Editions

School & Library Binding, 182 pages

English language

Published Oct. 8, 1999 by Tandem Library.

ISBN:
9780881030334
OCLC Number:
16405009

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4 stars (23 reviews)

This is a collection of science fiction short stories, cleverly cobbled together to form a coherent and very readable novel about a future colonization of Mars. As the stories progress chronologically the author tells how the first humans colonized Mars, initially sharing the planet with a handful of Martians. When Earth is devastated by nuclear war the colony is left to fend for itself and the colonists determine to build a new Earth on Mars.

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1) ''It wouldn't be right, the first night on Mars, to make a loud noise, to introduce such a strange, silly bright thing like a stove. That would be a kind of imported blasphemy. There'd be time for that later; time to throw condensed-milk cans in the proud Martian canals; time for copies of the New York Times to blow and caper and rustle across the lone gray Martian sea bottoms; time for banana peels and pic-nic papers in the fluted, delicate ruins of the old Martian valley towns. Plenty of time for that.''

2) '''On the contrary, those are God symbols, symbols of life. Man had become too much man and not enough animal on Mars too. And the men of Mars realized that in order to survive they would have to forgo asking that one question any longer: Why live? Life was its own answer. Life was the …

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