The Martian Chronicles Author:Ray Bradbury The Text of this Special Edition of The Martian Chronicles was set in Fairfield, a typeset designed by Rudolph Ruzicka in 1939. The type was set by Atlantic Linotype Co., Inc of Brooklyn, NY and printed by W. R. Bean and Son, Inc of Atlantic Georgia. — The Martian Chronicles is not a novel but rather a series of what James Joyce called epiphanie... more »s - swift, incisive glimpses of day-to-day events, bathed in revelation.
It opens in the year 1999, with the first spaceship bound for Mars poised on its launch pad awaiting the countdown. The scene shifts to Mars itself, where in the days before the earthman's arrival the slim, small telepathic Martians are getting premonitory hints of what is to come.« less