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The Martian Chronicles

Hot Dog Stand on Mars: Ray Bradbury’s Anti-Colonialism

On March 24-27 28, 2015, Indiana University Cinema and IUPUI’s Center for Ray Bradbury Studies are presenting a series of shorts and films based on Ray Bradbury’s work. The following essay is the first of two on Bradbury and intellectual history. In a 1994 collection of Science Fiction writing, Ray Bradbury explained the germ of an idea that grew into one of his most famous cycle of stories (and arguably among the most significant for the genre), The Martian Chronicles. Bradbury said: I imagine “The Off Season” was caused by my reading the critical works of Joseph Wood Krutch, one Read more