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The Radical Horror and Loneliness of The Martian Chronicles

April 11th 2016

TYLER MILLER, runner-up in the 2016 Feature Writing Competition, recommends The Martian Chronicles: ‘In 1950, precisely halfway through a century dominated by scientific endeavour and discovery, Ray Bradbury – the man from Illinois – released this slender volume filled with rocket ships, Martian cities, ray guns, telepathy, and interplanetary conquest. But, as Borges noted, from the very start The Martian Chronicles departed radically from its brethren…’

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