Episode 028: The Martian Chronicles

9/2/2013

Ray Bradbury once described his first novel, The Martian Chronicles, as a

collection of short stories "pretending to be a novel." In fact, many of

the Martian stories were published individually, and it wasn't until 1950

that Bradbury stitched them all together.

This patchwork storytelling made it hard for us to get a bead on

Chronicles . Craig liked it, but we found it hard to discuss why without

the benefit of a central character or singular narrative. That said, you

can still join us for a lively talk about colonialism, space travel,

Fearing the Bomb, and twerking (for some reason).