The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury [1970 PAPERBACK]
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  BANTAM BOOKS
Mass market paperback in very good condition.
Cover is excellent; minor shelf wear. Binding is tight; possibly unread. Pages have yellowing from age.
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. - Bookshop Apocalypse