The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions) (Paperback, 1984, Spectra) 4 stars

This is a collection of science fiction short stories, cleverly cobbled together to form a …

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4 stars

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 …