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The Martian Chronicles
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August 1, 2009
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August 31, 2009
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A Riddle: What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like a human, kills humans, replaces humans, wants to be accepted and loved by a human?

Answer: A Martian!


A Riddle: What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like an animal except that's unfair to animals, kills others of its kind, wages war on its own kind, and destroys its own planet?

Answer: A Human!


A Riddle: What is built like a succession of linked stories, feels at tim
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I can't put my finger on why, but I really enjoyed this book. Maybe it's because it forced my brain to think differently than the usual book I read, or the topic itself was worth pondering over, but I found myself thinking about this book when I wasn't reading it and wanting to get back to reading it as soon as I could. It's a short read, but very worth it.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Okay, more like "skimmed" ... I picked this up at the library because I'm trying to identify a short story.
Sep 29, 2014 Margot marked it as to-read
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Shelves: classics, sci-fi, up-next
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May 04, 2010 Stuart marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-read-fiction
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Apr 10, 2009 Christian marked it as sci-fi
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