Ray Bradbury is one of the most well known science fiction writers of the twentieth century. His stories have been used on television, radio , theater, film, newspapers, and have been published in every major American magazine (Bradbury 205).
His style of writing as seen in Th Martian Chronicals leaves many unanswered questions so the readers’s imagination is left to wander at all the possibitities. It is this magnetic quality in his writings that makes the reader not want to put the book down. Bradbury’s ability of putting the reader in a spellbound state has made his writings successful and profitable. His imagination is intensely involved in his stories and these fantasies and dreams are shared with readers ranging from astronaunts to third graders (Bradbury CLC 86).
“The Million-Year Picinic” is one of his short stories better known in The Martian Chronicals.
It is the last of his adventures to Mars and deals with a family escaping a nuclear war on Earth and landing on Mars. The family intends to find the perfect city to live in and expects to reproduce and eventually regenerate mankind on Mars. All of the short stories from Th Martian Chronicals, dated from Jan. 1999-Oct. 2020. These stories were origionally stories made for the newspaper editorials but were eventually formed into a novel with a common thread (Bradbury 205).
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Walter Bradbury (no relation), a friend of Ray’s, noticed a connection between the editorials and convinced him to turn the short stories into a novel involving life on Mars and the end of the Earth (Bradbury 205).
In “The Million-Year Picinic”, Bradbury expresses much of his thoughts and curiosity of space being our future. Ray Bradbury’s short story,”The Million-Year Pcinic” is characterized by his use of science fiction , the imagination , and poptimism. The use of science fiction through “The Million-Year Picinic” is perfectly blended in with the reality of time, and some added fantasy. During the 1950’s, when it was published, people feared a nuclear war and problems with racism while nuclear war in the story was the reason the family fled to Mars and a trip or immigration to Mars, is much like imigrating to escape the South (Johnson 67).
Martian civilization is built in a shadow of earlier civilizations much like Indians were to Americans (67).
Throughout the story it was as if Martian colonies and land on Mars sounded no different then towns in the Midwest around the 1920’s (66).
This made Mars look like not a projection of the future but a mirror of our past (66).
Much of the adventure of reading about such a place like Mars is lost when it ends up being nothing more than a typical a