By: Ray Bradbury
Release Date: June 1st, 1984
Summary from Goodreads: The strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.
The Martian Chronicles tells the story of humanity’s repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a fist. They felt they had never been born. Those few that survived found no welcome on Mars. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up.
But more rockets arrived from Earth, and more, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them – and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.
Review: I just now realized that this book is older than I am. That's not very common in my world.
This book skipped around a lot. There were lots of stories from different people, but the awesome part is that they are all about how people colonized Mars. It's a weird concept but it works. I gave it three stars because it didn't hold my attention like I hoped it would. It was well written, but not my kind of story I guess.