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Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine.One of his works is The Martian Chronicles. This book was published in 1950. It describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and its unintended consequences. Bradbury’s Mars is described “as a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently Morales 1
destroyed civilization” (Martian Chronicles). Earth People invade Mars and learn about it and then they take it over. This work is seen as a classic 20thcentury piece of work that exposes extraordinary power and imagination. He challenges his readers with his vision and exposes our strengths, weaknesses, folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong. His second work, The Illustrated Man are 18 stories or startling visions that unfold acrossa canvas of decorated skin. These visions are as sharp as the tattooist’s needle and as colorful as his ink. These visions explore the nature of mankind. A recurring theme throughout the eighteen stories is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. All of these stories are tied together by “The Illustrated Man” who is a former carnival freak show member who has an extensively tattooed body. All of his tattoos are allegedly created by a time-