My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you like to read science fiction & short stories, I highly recommend this book. Here are some stories I enjoyed the most:
August 1999: The Earth Men
They declared that they were from the Earth. The people on the planet Tyrr were not impressed.
April 2000: The Third Expedition
Captain John Black’s expedition to Mars. They saw familiar faces.
August 2002: Night Meeting
Tomas Gomez meets a Martian.
June 2003: Way in the middle of the air
He said he can’t publish this story on 1949.
The story is about black people who did not rely on the politicians and set themselves free with technology.
April 2005: Usher II
This is where Fahrenheit 451 started. I haven’t read Poe’s Amonticillo so I’m convinced I should read it.
I listened to an audiobook of Martian Chronicles narrated by Ray Bradbury. I like that he added commentaries. After finishing the audiobook, he said that he was more optimistic than he was when he wrote this. He believed that we are going to Mars not to runaway from ourselves but to fulfill ourselves. If he would write it again, it will have a different ending. But, he said that he has total respect to the young person than he was. After reading the final chapter, he was touched by the feeling that he put in it for these people and for their hope and the face of annihilation to exist in the universe and eventually to move on out to the stars.
“I believe that we will someday live among the stars and live forever.”