Another symbol from my childhood…
… is gone.
The Martian Chronicles is still one of my fave books. I think I first read it about 40 years ago and have re-read it many times since… The Million-Year Picnic is one of the finest short stories I have ever met. My old, orange cover paperback sits on my bookshelf.
And don’t forget Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man. All classics.
Mr. Dark is still a character that freaks me out! Read Something Wicked This Way Comes if you haven’t already and you’ll agree!
Too bad Mr. Bradbury did not live to see his dream of Mars being colonised…
From the Martian Chronicles:
We Earth Men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things. The only reason we didn’t set up hot-dog stands in the midst of the Egyptian temple of Karnak is because it was out of the way and served no large commercial purpose.