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At ninety, Ray Bradbury ranks as the dean and grand eminence of science fiction. This giant omnibus volume collects three major works by this genre titan: The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and The Golden Apples of the Sun. It would be nearly impossible to identify three works more central to sci-fi than this trio.

Leather Bound, Barnes & Noble Leather Bound Classics, 885 pages
Published December 18th 2010 by Sterling Publishing
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Tommy Demsky
I don't know what to say. Bradbury's stories will always be a joy to read. So many different themes and tones and almost every one of them is a little literary gem.
Natalie
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I'm going through and reading the whole book, which contains 3 stories by Bradbury. I've just finished "The Martian Chronicles" and figured I'd write a review on it now.

When I started reading "The Martian Chronicles," I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'd heard of the story, of course, but I wasn't really sure what it entailed. So, the beginning was rather confusing. But as it progressed, not only did I gain an understanding, but also an appreciation for the style in which it was written. By...more
Martin Hernandez
Ray BRADBURY es considerado, sobre todo, un escritor de ciencia ficción. Injustamente, en mi opinión, porque el señor no escribía SciFi, sino profundas observaciones psicológicas sobre el género humano, y en algunas narraciones, ponía cohetes, marcianos y cosas del espacio. Pero BRADBURY es, antes que nada, un Poeta, y un gran escritor, dueño de un estilo literario digno de un premio Nobel.

Este tomo contiene, además de "Las Crónicas..." las colecciones de "El Hombre Ilustrado" y "Las Manzanas...more
Stephanie
I recently picked this up at Barnes and Noble for around $15 or so. As I collect Bradbury's books, and have for several years, I already own at least a few copies of each of these short story collections individually. After Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles is my second favorite book, and The Illustrated Man and Golden Apples of the Sun are likely in the top ten. Because of the extreme fondness I have for all three of these collections (with at least 2/3 of the stories, if not more, being a...more
Scott Marley
The three titles packed together in this thick book are the first I’ve read of Mr. Bradbury. The cover art caught my eye and the top title ‘The Martian Chronicles’ to be interesting for a soul such as mine that has a tendency to devour science fiction. I read ‘The Martian Chronicles’ in a moderate time and was at first struggling to adjust to a series of short stories that it actually was. As I read it wasn’t long before I enjoyed reading what a 1950s author thought of space travel and its Marti...more
Travis Heermann
This is a really beautiful edition of some of Ray Bradbury's finest work.
I had not read The Martian Chronicles since high school, and it was great to rediscover it in the context of greater knowledge of Bradbury's work, where one can see the ripples of his recurrent themes spreading throughout other books and stories.
This book is a great way to introduce someone to the genius of Ray Bradbury, and it's also a great book for Bradbury afficionados to enjoy his work in a truly gorgeous volume and r...more
Doc
A nice edition of Bradbury's short-form masterworks, all in one place. If you're only going to shelve two of Uncle Ray's, this and a nice copy of Fahrenheit 451 will set you up properly. If you're willing to add a third, throw a copy of Zen & The Art of Writing in there, too.
Madeleine
No worries, folks: Taking an actual look at the contents of this collection confirms that the tales within are, INDEED, the stories as Bradbury wrote them.
Kevin Lucia
Wonderful, worth every penny. Not every story is a "five star", but considering how many stories are in here, there are none that bad, actually....
Lynne Williams
This is not the original book! It's a 'reading analysis' of all the stories.
Avoid! Get the real book!
Mike
Classic sci-fi and interesting to read this compendium 60 years most of it was written
Marvin Goldsmith
My first time reading Bradbury. Very enjoyable.
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American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He bec...more
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