The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 11/09/1995
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Bookseller Reviews

View all
The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles Review
Collecting previously published works and others written specially for this “fix-up” novel, The Martian Chronicles details humanity’s attempts to settle on... READ MORE
Ollie, Senior Bookseller


The strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name.

Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury’s 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful.

‘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 pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up.

More rockets arrived from Earth, 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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006479239
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Martian Chronicles
Man turns Mars into a second Earth and things do not go well
I picked this up on a complete whim whilst perusing the shelves at the library having loved Fahrenheit 451 and I was not disappointed. This book looks at ... READ MORE
The Martian Chronicles
This is a must read!
This classic science fiction book is truly an amazing read and opens up the imagination.
Nonna Melkonyan
The Martian Chronicles
“I have something to fight for and live for; that makes me a better killer.”
Overview The Martian Chronicles written in 1950 tells the story about mankind’s colonisation of Mars by seasoned sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury. What I enjoye... READ MORE
Kara Lynsdale
The Martian Chronicles
Rather than the usual ‘what if aliens visited earth’ scenario, here we’re the aliens and we’ve arrived on Mars, with lethal consequences. It’s a chilling r... READ MORE
Lesley Jane
The Martian Chronicles
Read it
The third expedition chapter is my favourite chapter of any book i’ve read. Get this in your basket and buy it already.
George Yarr
The Martian Chronicles
Both breath taking and heart breaking
It is impossible not to fall in love with the strange and terrific planet as seen through Bradburys eyes. His analysis of the human condition is keen and u... READ MORE
Cassandra Bradley