2015 Reading Challenge, Book 20: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

This was originally lots of interconnected shorts and was formed into a collected edition you can pretty much read as a novel, chronicling several abortive attempts to colonise Mars and the stories of settlers etc. It’s a fascinating collection, with a great deal of brilliant analysis into various topics: treatment of indigenous peoples, racism, censorship, mankind’s attitude to […]

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Behind The Lonely Dark: Part 2

Apparently, we’re supposed to let themes bubble away beneath story and character, carrying through in a strong yet subtle tide that does not interfere with the narrative thrust. I don’t think it’s part of my particular skill set, as my themes always tend to end up fairly high in the mix. In other words, thanks […]

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