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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation

by Dennis Calero (Illustrator)

Other authors: Ray Bradbury (Introduction), Ray Bradbury (Introduction), Ray Bradbury (Introduction), Ray Bradbury (Introduction), Ray Bradbury (Introduction)7 more, Ray Bradbury (Introduction), Howard Zimmerman (Editor), Howard Zimmerman (Editor), Howard Zimmerman (Editor), Howard Zimmerman (Editor), Howard Zimmerman (Editor), Howard Zimmerman (Editor)

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When I won [b:Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Authorized Adaptation|9825897|Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes The Authorized Adaptation|Ray Bradbury|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1312076084s/9825897.jpg|14577834] I didn't realize this book was being thrown in too. Boy am I glad it was! The visuals and layout of the text meshed well. These stories are so haunting. It stays with me long after I pass the last page of the book. ( )
  diovival | Oct 14, 2013 |
Another okay adaptation but I prefer letting Bradbury's poetic prose create the images in my mind. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is an OK adaptation of The Martian Chronicles, but the strength of the original stories is in Bradbury's language, so once you've stripped the majority of that away what you're left with is much diminished.

The artwork is fine and would work OK with something more plot-driven, but it failed to convey to me the pain, grief, loss and nostalgic yearning of the original. It would have taken something special and amazing to convey that artistically, and Calero just didn't do it.

If you haven't read the book this is based on, and if you like this graphic novel at all, then do yourself a favour and read the original: one of the best story collections, regardless of genre, ever written. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Bradbury, RayIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Bradbury, RayIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RayIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Zimmerman, HowardEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zimmerman, HowardEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809080451, Paperback)

The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities. Mars began as a place of boundless hopes and dreams, a planet to replace an Earth sinking into waste and war. It became a canvas for mankind’s follies and darkest desires. Ultimately, the Earthmen who came to conquer the red-gold planet awoke to discover themselves conquered by Mars. Lulled by its ancient enchantments, the Earthmen learned, at terrible cost, to overcome their own humanity.
 
Rendered in gorgeous, full-color art by Dennis Calero, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation graphically translates fourteen of Bradbury’s famous interconnected science-fiction stories, turning an unforgettable vision of man and Mars into an unforgettable work of art.

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The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities. Mars began as a place of boundless hopes and dreams, a planet to replace an Earth sinking into waste and war. It became a canvas for mankind's follies and darkest desires. Ultimately, the Earthmen who came to conquer the red-gold planet awoke to discover themselves conquered by Mars. Lulled by its ancient enchantments, the Earthmen learned, at terrible cost, to overcome their own humanity. Rendered in ... full-color art by Dennis Calero, Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation graphically translates fourteen of Bradbury's famous interconnected science-fiction stories.… (more)

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