March 11, 2007

Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Ironically enough, Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles. Written in the generation before the days of actual space travel and exploration, this poignant and haunting work by Bradbury offers a visionary account of man's encounter with a world seemingly different than our own. Its sympathetic approach to the ideals of our future conduct when encountering (confronting?) such a culture offers insights that are applicable even in this modern day and age. Though written in 1946, this book is by no means outdated and is a classic work of science fiction.

Chosen by
Glenn Knoblock, historian & author
Wolfeboro Falls, NH

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