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The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury
In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, Americas preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seaswhere a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼❤️😊 1mo
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alexa_d
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There are almost no words for how amazing this book is. A series of vignettes, doing what science fiction does best, making sharp commentary about its present (not unlike our present, roughly 70 years after it was written) through the lens of the future, how the progression of technology does not necessarily (and in fact rarely) have a corresponding progression of society and how humanity deals with itself.

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alexa_d
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I switched from audio to print because this book is too good to read at someone else's pace.

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alexa_d
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Finally! It took 7 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS for this to get to me, and I'm not going to make the person behind me in line wait any longer than they have to! #audiobook #Libby

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alexa_d
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I placed a hold on The Martian Chronicles audiobook on July 10, and I'm still waiting. It's not a very long book??? There were only 4 people ahead of me??? Did all 4 keep it the max 2 weeks??? Well, I promise to the 6 behind me not to take such a long time with it! #Libby #LibraryEtiquette

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kylienoele
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I‘ve read various stories from this, but never the whole thing at once. I‘m so excited to get to it! 👽🚀🛸

GypsyKat Ohhh awesome! This has been on my TBR forever! 1mo
kylienoele @gypsykat damn! If only you knew people who were doing a Halloween Swap..... 😉 1mo
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rretzler Reread this recently! I agree! 3mo
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ravenlee
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Sci-fi isn‘t really my thing, but this is the best kind of sci-fi. This is a cautionary tale about where humanity may be headed (literally and figuratively). Told as a series of vignettes, some merely a few paragraphs and others short-story-length, the chronicles span Earth‘s invasion of Mars from the first expedition to the last escapees from a dying Earth.

Way in the Middle of the Air should be required reading, if not the entire story.

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So much more than the blurb describes, Ray Bradbury‘s book is a commentary on humanity itself - humanity‘s sense of entitlement and our treatment of our planet and species, as well as humanity‘s treatment of another planet and species. By the end, our species has nearly ruined not one, but two, planets and almost brought two species to the brink of extinction - but Bradbury still gives us some hope. Sci-fi classic. 4.0/5.0 ⭐️ #2019

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DeeLew
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I am so excited about these copies of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man! I buy a lot of books from ThriftBooks and you never can tell what condition they are going to be in. These are almost perfect condition and are the paperback editions from the 1970s. So cool! 📚❤️#thriftbooks #sciencefiction

LauraJ Good score! 6mo
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JessClark78
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“Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves. Each wave different, and each wave stronger.”

Original and strange, this is a brilliantly written book of connected stories by an extraordinary storyteller. If you‘re a fan of Bradbury, or a lover of sci-fi/fantasy, and haven‘t yet read this, I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rohit-sawant Loved this one! 8mo
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trioxin_sematary
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Most of you will know this one..

🚀🌌

#raybradbury
#sciencefiction

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tysephine
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#24in48 Hour 42 challenge: Swiss Army Book Rec!

This is one of my absolute favorite books of all time and I will continue to push it onto people until the day I am swallowed up by the rising ocean.

parttimedomestic Oh, I haven‘t read this one yet, but I loved Dandelion Wine! 9mo
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steoste
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ray Bradbury has such a dreamy tone it makes the macabre and scary seem beautiful and right. I always love reading stories that take place in the future but were written in the past, the future of the past I call it, only enhanced by my love for dystopian sci-fi. I think it's an important reflection on the misguided ideals of the past and present, foreboding and comforting at the same time. A must read in my opinion.

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brandybear22
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“For gods sake, what are you doing?”

“I‘m being ironic. Don‘t interrupt a man in the midst of being ironic. It‘s not polite.”

BookishMarginalia What gorgeous #CatsofLitsy! 11mo
Suelizbeth I love your kitties! 😻🐈🐾 #CatsOfLitsy 10mo
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brandybear22
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Such an elegant an poetically painful way of illustrating that point in his books.

“Everything that was not so, must go. All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in midair. So, they lined them up, against the library wall, one Sunday morning… And shot them down. And burned the paper castles and the fairy frogs, and old kings, and the people who lived happily ever after...”

kgriffith I love visualizations like this. 11mo
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She wanted very much to sit quietly here, soundless, not moving until this thing occurred, this thing expected all day. This thing that could not occur, but might.

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TheBookAddict
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Wow! Such a great stories about the landing, exploration, and life on Mars. To me it read like short stories that were connected in one or more ways. I enjoyed his story telling, I could picture everything like I was seeing it. He sure doesn‘t pull any punches, he lets us know how destructive and greedy human kind can be. I also liked how we got to see Mars through different perspectives and experiences. A #SciFiMustRead! (Google search image)

lynneamch Haven't read this since high school. Sounds like time for a reread. 11mo
TheBookAddict @lynneamch yes! It was my first time reading it and I couldn‘t put it down. 11mo
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“We Earth men have a talent for ruining big beautiful things.”

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TheBookAddict
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My next read/listen. Wow, quite interesting so far.

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collegecatlady
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It‘s always nice to buy myself some new books #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #treatyoself

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Linddykal
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Bleak, interesting collection of short stories.

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Shaaaannnn
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Stoked for this read. Coworker randomly brought it for me to read which I love! Also really love this cover!

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MStew
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#agameoffavorites #sciencefiction

I picked Ray Bradbury because he has several books that i wanna read!! There is tons of science fiction writers i wanna explore so I can't say i have a favorite, i recently picked this retro copy up and I'm excited to read it .

Man going to mars to live and Martians are waiting for them! I'm gonna love it👽

his favorite book is Moby Dick-Herman Melville

#aliens #scifi #sciencefiction #Raybradbury

Valink I was listening to this on Sat with my son! I don‘t care for the audiobook narrator, so I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I read the book instead. 1y
BooksBikes12 @meghan2714 Moby dick is such a classic read ! Great choice 👏 1y
Janmah It‘s been awhile but I loved this book. Great cover! 1y
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jmofo Yay! I grew up reading Bradbury. He‘s a writer-hero of mine. Some folks don‘t like how pulpy he can seem to us now but I think it‘s part of his charm. I hope you enjoy! 1y
Stephuhhnieee This was my first Bradbury, and my dads favorite 😊 Love the cover art on this one! 1y
MStew @Books_Bikes_12 thanks!!! 1y
MStew @Janmah thankya😄 1y
MStew @Stephuhhnieee that's so cool! And thanks 😄 1y
MStew @jmofo thank you it sounds awesome 😄 1y
MStew @Valink that's to bad , read the book!? 1y
BooksBikes12 @meghan2714 love the retro books you all have.... 1y
MStew @Books_Bikes_12 thanks!!! I have tons of fun finding them! It's a treasure hunt 1y
Valink @meghan2714 ya, I think I‘m going to finish it by reading instead of listening. The narrator can really make or break it for me! 1y
tammysue Neat cover! 1y
MStew @Valink I agree I've had same problem before with other books 1y
MStew @whatshesreadingnow thanks 😄 1y
trioxin_sematary This is a cool af looking one, really wanna read Bradbury also! 😘 1y
MStew @trioxin_sematary thanks babys😚😚😚😚😚 1y
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Man goes to mars and then comes back from mars. It‘s classic sci-fi in a way that‘s good but also old. I enjoyed the story but how female characters were treated tells it‘s age considerably. I did like the ending even if it only gives us 40 years to get our stuff together. I liked the way it was written with the social commentary on colonization, art, and politics through a red scare haze. It was good and I enjoyed this short novel.

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"We Earth Men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things."

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Closing out my #24in48 by re-reading The Martian Chronicles. An all time favourite #almost18hours #closebutnocigar @24in48

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So, I went to the library to get a few backups for #24in48 this weekend...

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
JennyM Always good to be prepared! 😘 1y
Suet624 What about crocheting? 1y
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saresmoore @Suet624 I plan on being extremely moody. 😂 1y
Suet624 Hahaha. Good for you. 1y
Booksndogs Sisters Brothers 👍🏽 1y
rabbitprincess Yessss The Sisters Brothers 😄 1y
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Jabberwocky
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I exhibited so much self control at Pages yesterday, but these two were just calling my name. #sciencefiction #scifi #shortstories 🚀

2BR02B Wonderful choices! ❤ 1y
vivastory What @2BR02B said! 1y
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Jabberwocky
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Bookish sister dates are the best sister dates. I love that we are so close. Stay tuned for more unflattering pictures of me, pictures of @mimsyborogroves and out #bookhauls! #sisterday

britt_brooke Aw, I think this is a cute photo!! 1y
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1y
readordierachel This is an adorable picture 😊 1y
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rather_be_reading awesome! 1y
JoScho Hush your face! You look awesome! 1y
JSW Cuuuute dress!! 1y
TheFunkyBookworm You look adorbs! 💜 1y
tammysue ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Jabberwocky Oh you guys 😚 Thank you all. I‘m in the process of learning to allow myself to love myself. ♥️ @TheFunkyBookworm @whatshesreadingnow @JSW @JoScho @RatherBeReading @ReadOrDieRachel @hermyknee @britt_brooke 1y
NatalieR Great pic! 🌺 1y
Ingerella Great pic, cute dress! 1y
Tamra Adorbs! 1y
CouronneDhiver You look amazing! 1y
LeahBergen Pages Books! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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2BR02B
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My theme for #MakeMeReadIt is partial reads- all of the above are books I've begun, and set aside for one reason or another with every intention to return to them eventually. Please vote in the comments, and I will commit to reading the top three during the month of August!

@TheReadingMermaid

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KarenUK My favorite book! 1y
BarbaraJean Can I vote for two?!? Because The Secret History and The Name of the Wind are both AMAZING! 1y
LibrarianRyan Meddling kids 1y
2BR02B @BarbaraJean I don't see why not. 😊 1y
parttimedomestic I haven‘t finished it yet, but 1y
Nerdy_Bookworm The KingKiller Chronicles is one of my favorite serirs! 1y
Zelma The Secret History 1y
Thorex My favorite Donna Tartt book, The Secret History 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I think if the beginning of The Secret History didn‘t get you, you won‘t enjoy it, so I vote for 1y
llwheeler The Hallowed Hunt! 1y
plaidchuck One of my favorite authors 1y
UwannaPublishme Bradbury is always my first choice: 😊🙌🏻 1y
megt I‘ve been hearing such great things about this one! 1y
CoffeeNBooks Meddling Kids 1y
hes7 The Name of the Wind!! 1y
monalyisha OOooO. Gonna go with the Bradbury! (I weirdly didn‘t like “Deathless” very much, & I usually love Cat Valente‘s stuff!) 1y
Librarybelle I‘m currently reading this and like it... 1y
Reviewsbylola 1000% The Secret History!! 1y
Tonton Smilla‘s Sense of snow 1y
Gizmo86 The secret history it's amazing 1y
Janmah The Secret History. I too have started this and put aside. Would love to hear your take. 1y
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VinceReads
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Finally got around to reading this one. Really enjoyed it, might need to process it for a bit before reviewing it deeper as there was so much going on.

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4/5
I re-read this classic and this time around it was kind of scary for me! I must‘ve been fearless when I was younger because I never remembered this book to be that eerie, but it definitely was. Still, I really enjoyed the writing and how you experience Mars through different perspectives.

P.S. Took another trip down memory lane with my mug from Barcelona. Oh, how I miss thee..

#ReadHarder2018
#LRC2018

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Ethands
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Short stories about human colonization on mars and humanity's prospect for the future. This has relevant social commentary, heart felt characters. The commentary of native peoples struggle, racial struggle (precivilrights movement), freedom of speech pre-Fahrenheit451. This book made me laugh, cry, feel joy and anger. One of the best sci-fi books ever written. If you love science fiction or want a gateway drug, here it is. 10/10

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This novel that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from Earth is certainly #outofthisworld .
#tbr
#hopintospring

nelehelen Ohhh this is on my list to re-read! 2y
Emilymdxn This has been on my tbr for so long! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
vkois88 😊😊😊 2y
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The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.

From “There Will Come Soft Rains”

rohit-sawant Love this one! 2y
littlelibrarian I‘ve been reading it to 11th graders in the library all day. They seem to enjoy it! 2y
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Eugeniavb
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New record! 3 bookclubs in 36 hours! 😆 In truth the on the top left I just help coordinate. It‘s my son‘s book club at school which I just recently helped him start and oversee. Still...record! 📚 💪🏽

Mdargusch Lucky you! 2y
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MrBook
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And now we're at #Subway (one of the only eateries open), ohh yeeaahh 😎. We want to impose on @imagine.wonder.dream as little as possible. So, accompaniment this cold and blustery day: pastrami with Swiss and provolone, Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, and Dr. Pepper. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MJSanty
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Ray Bradbury continues to delight me with his writings. In this series of stories ostensibly about human arriving at and colonizing Mars Bradbury explores the flawed thinking of humanity in his day, and in ours and shows how it will lead to virtual extinction. Like all great science fiction stories this is a critique of humans, and a warning about our potential future if we can not overcome our shortcomings.
#classic #sci-fi

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and muggy evening: angel hair pasta in a garlic white clam sauce, steamed mussels in an herb-butter sauce, toasted semolina bread, and Vanilla Coke. MMMMMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Amabear Omg I want some. This looks divine! 2y
AmyG Yum 2y
Bookish.Heart Can we all come to your house for dinner? 2y
Rachel.Rencher That looks delish 😍 2y
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vivastory You're so great at these! 👍🤘📚 2y
dragondrool These are so incredibly fun! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @vivastory thanks ❤️❤️ 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @dragondrool 💚💚💚💚 2y
GypsyKat I followed you on Instagram. No pressure to follow me back, just letting you know. 😊 2y
JoeStalksBeck @GypsyKat thank you! 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Made it home, WOOHOO! Accompaniment tonight: tacos! Nacho cheese-flavored hard shells, yellow rice with saffron, ground turkey in a taco seasoning sauce, cheddar and mozzarella, lettuce, and tomatoes. And a Vanilla Coke! MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

booksandsympathy Tacos are always a good idea. 2y
thisbookends Yum! 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Just got home from a looonnng workday, and, boy, am I hungry 😁! Accompanied this chilly and foggy night: pepperoni pizza, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots, garlic-parmesan wings, and Vanilla Coke. MMMMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Faibka Nice 👍 awesome book pairing! 2y
heylaurenmack Yo, Ken‘s dressing is the best. 2y
kidamy Over the last few weeks, you got me craving tater tots and now I want mozzarella sticks. Have you considered going into advertising? 😜😜 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and humid evening: leftovers 😁! Ribeye steak, loaded baked potato, bread, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Jackpot! #vintage Ray Bradbury! Such great artwork! Oh what a glorious day! #thriftstorefinds #coverart

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AMVP
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#riotgrams #day6 - #shortstories

Was gonna pick another book for today's theme, but realized I hadn't posted a proper review of this book yet. Plus, Extra Credits is doing a series on it as part of their new show about sci-fi.

This is probably the best book I've finished so far this year. That may seem like faint or reserved praise, but I expect it to hold up alongside everything that comes next, and to be looked back on fondly at year's end.

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This whole section is *chef's kiss*

Been reading at the library on my break lately. Found this book on a display of classic sci-fi. Have also been meaning to get into more short story collections, and not just the really short ones I can knock out in a couple of hours to pad my numbers.

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