When and Who? Science-fiction short story written in 1950 by celebrated writer Ray Bradbury.
What happens? It details the attempts of the Earthmen to reach Mars, and the various ways in which the Martians keep them from returning.
Whats Mars Like? The planet was once a hot, thriving planet, with native plants, animals, seas, and landscape. However, Mars has now been colonized and virtually wiped of any remaining Martians.
Why should I read it? French newspaper Le Monde listed the book at number 70 in a Top 100 books of the Century feature.
Another fact? There are 28 short stories to this series.
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