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Book: Martian Chronicles

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I started reading *Martian Chronicles* not realizing that I would be seeing Ray Bradbury speak at Comic-Con. If only the flight to San Diego were a bit longer so that I could have gotten a bit farther by the time I heard him speak -- I really enjoyed reading this book, and if I were braver I would have asked him for 'tips' in reading it.

In many ways it is not really a novel, as it is really a bunch of short stories loosely connected with one another (which made it perfect for finishing up on multiple Caltrain/BART trips). It certainly does not express hope for mankind, nor for technology/space travel, but it does open up the imagination in a variety of ways in how it plays with old (e.g. Poe) and new in both familiar and unfamiliar settings. Any number of the short, 10-page-or-shorter passages could have been published as a short story on its own merits, but published together they give a disjoint, yet complete narrative.

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