Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Martian Chronicles / Ray Bradbury / 268 pgs
However, eventually, Earth gains a foothold on Mars and humans start to build their own towns and cities. Trouble back home in the form of impending nuclear war impedes the colonization process, and the books end in the 2030s with life on Mars not being exactly what you would think.
I loved the bite size stories, the chronology as it played out, and the wonderful descriptions of the Martian landscape. The books were written long before we knew of the harsh conditions on Mars, so one must remember that only 70 short years ago, we had no idea what Mars might hold. I highly recommend for anyone who likes classic science fiction like Bradbury, Asimov, or Clarke.