Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, published in 1973. Inscribed by author on half title. Sections Include? Rocket Summer, The Earth Men, The Fire Balloons, etc. etc. Hardcover with original dust jacket, not price clipped with light shelfwear to corners and ends of jacket.
Review: From "Rocket Summer" to "The Million-Year Picnic," Ray Bradbury's stories of the colonization of Mars form an eerie mesh of past and future. Written in the 1940s, the chronicles drip with nostalgic atmosphere--shady porches with tinkling pitchers of lemonade, grandfather clocks, chintz-covered sofas. But longing for this comfortable past proves dangerous in every way to Bradbury's characters--the golden-eyed Martians as well as the humans. Starting in the far-flung future of 1999, expedition after expedition leaves Earth to investigate Mars. The Martians guard their mysteries well, but they are decimated by the diseases that arrive with the rockets. Colonists appear, most with ideas no more lofty than starting a hot-dog stand, and with no respect for the culture they've displaced.
Bradbury's quiet exploration of a future that looks so much like the past is sprinkled with lighter material. In "The Silent Towns," the last man on Mars hears the phone ring and ends up on a comical blind date. But in most of these stories, Bradbury holds up a mirror to humanity that reflects a shameful treatment of "the other," yielding, time after time, a harvest of loneliness and isolation. Yet the collection ends with hope for renewal, as a colonist family turns away from the demise of the Earth towards a new future on Mars. Bradbury is a master fantasist and The Martian Chronicles are an unforgettable work of art. --Blaise Selby
Title: The Martian chronicles
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Time Incorporated, New York NY, 1963. Softcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Trade PB. Seller Inventory # 1100
Book Description Doubleday, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0385038623
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. later printing fair condition hard cover front free endpaper is gone. facing page to title is pasted down. good dust jacket raer panel a few food spots price present, a few edge nicks tight binding clean pages gently read. Seller Inventory # 621
Book Description Doubleday, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A newly illustrated edition of the space age classic containing a biographical sketch and complete listing of all his books and stories to date compiled by William F Nolan. Front board little bumped at lower tip, jacket with some edgewear, soil to white rear panel, retains $8.95 publication price. Seller Inventory # pomplk 18-7 sci-fi
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City, 1973. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. New Illustrated Edition.. New Illustrated ed. Fine in Near Fine dj with a trace of shelfware. Seller Inventory # 111578
Book Description Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1973. Condition: Very good condition. B&W Illustrations (illustrator). 298 pp. Very good lightly edgeworn & lightly soiled dust jacket; in mylar cover. Hardback: blue cloth with gilt spine title and pictorial of writer at his desk. Purple endpapers. New edition of Bradbury's science fiction classic complemented by 10 full-page drawings, a biographical sketch of the author, and a detailed listing of his books and stories. Contents clean and bright. Seller Inventory # J980061
Book Description Doubleday, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385038623
Book Description Doubleday, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385038623
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Karel Thole (illustrator). The cover has blue cloth with goldtone letters and an illustration. The endpapers are dark blue. The author's signature, with June 1973 below it, are in black marker on the front free endpaper. The illustrations are b/w. Included are a biographical sketch and a bibliography (1947-1972) by William F. Nolan. DJ: The title blocks on the spine panel are a little faded. The top edge of the spine panel and one end of each of two folds are a little rubbed. The top corner of the front flap has a crease line. Scans e-mailed upon request. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 015942
Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Karel Thole (illustrator). Illustrated Edition. Inscription reads For David This copy of the Martian Chronicles From Ray Bradbury Oct.17 1985. Inscribed By the Author. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 020318