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May 11 2011 5:27pm

The Martian Chronicles Graphic Novel (Excerpt)

Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyPlease enjoy this excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, written by Ray Bradbury and drawn by Ron Wimberly, out July 19th from Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.

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.

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apo.pigeon
2. apo.pigeon
i read a short story once, of a small colony on mars. i really wish i could remember more about it.
one man didnt eat the food they grew there, and he was the only one that didnt change, didnt want to move to the abandoned martian building. he was trying to fix the space ship to go back to earth, but it was getting sabotaged. and eventually he ran out of earth food... the next scene was another ship of earth arriving, and the humans talking to the local martians, who didnt know where the original colony had gone.
this reminds me of the feeling i had with that short story. its poignant.

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