The Martian Chronicles

  • Rocket Summer

    Rocket Summer
    The story begins in Ohio, the start of the long journey to Mars is viewed by several people, watching as a Rocket takes off into the sunset filled skies.
  • Ylla

    As the story progresses, we're taken into the home of a Martian couple by the name's of Ylla and Yll. Ylla has been having dreams of an earthling coming to Mars and taking her back to his planet. When Yll hears of this, he becomes angry. After awhile, he finds out the time and place where the man is supposed to land and he goes to kill him.
  • The Summer Night

    The Summer Night
    While on our journey, we're introduced to a martian singer, she is performing in front of a group of people when suddenly, she begins singing in a completely different language. No one knows what's going on, but eventually the other performers have begun playing the tune of the song they had never seen before!
  • The Earth Men

    Another expedition reaches Mars, there they meet Mrs. Ttt. The men expect a huge celebration for them, but that's not what they get at all. After being sent on a wild goose chase, the men are sent to an insane asylum where everyone believes a bunch of different things. Being seen as crazy, when they try to talk to the doctor about their circumstances, they're killed. Thinking that would get rid of the visions, when it doesn't, the doctor kills himself.
  • The Taxpayer

    The Taxpayer
    In our next chronicle, we witness a man, a "taxpayer" get into an arguement with several men on a space station base about going up to mars. The man believes that, since he pays taxes that go towards these expeditions, he should be allowed to go up to mars. To which the men, after the taxpayer does not let up, have him taken off in a patrol car.
  • The Third Expedition

    The Third Expedition
    In the third expedition, yet another group of men are sent to Mars. However, this time the town they land it looks shockingly similar to their hometown. Upon further investigaton, they see their "family members" in town and spend the nights, where they are murdered.
  • And The Moon Be Still as Bright

    And The Moon Be Still as Bright
    Yet another group of men are sent to Mars, this time, it's completely deserted. Upon arrival, the men decide to have a party. During the party, Spender decides to wander off only to come back weeks later preaching that he is the last martian. Confusing his old allies, Spender ends up murdering several of them. Fleeing into the "hills" the rest of the men chase after him, where Spender allows only Parkhill to kill him.
  • The Settlers

    The Settlers
    In this very short chronicle, we learn that more and more people are travelling to Mars, for many different reasons. Along with this, that left less and less people on Earth.
  • The Green Morning

    The Green Morning
    In the Green Morning, Driscoll is a man who yearned to go to Mars for years, but had a breathing problem. When he was finally able to go, the air was so thin he was having issues working. To which his "overseer" said he would have to travel back to Earth, determined to stay, Driscoll planted hundreds of thousands of trees in order to produce more oxygen.
  • The Locusts

    The Locusts
    This chronicle portrays the rockets, along with the people as locusts. There are so many coming all at once, and they're all coming in order to suck the life out of a potentially lucious planet, similar to what they did on Earth.
  • Night Meeting

    Night Meeting
    In Night Meeting, Tomas meets a Martian, and they have a very odd conversation. Tomas says that his camp is the only thing along with all the other people on Mars, to which the Martian says that; no, the party he's about to go to with all of his friends is the only thing on Mars, there are no humans. While speaking, they try to touch each other, to which they realize they can't.
  • The Shore

    The Shore
    Although the Shore is another short chronicle, we learn that there are still waves of men (and women) arriving on Mars, each seemingly more motivated than the last to discover themselves, or something else.
  • The Naming of Names

    The Naming of Names
    In this Chronicle , the people of Earth decide to rename Mars, like they predicted in previous chronicles.
  • Interim

    The humans have made an earthlike town on mars, even though they wanted a new start. Shocker.
  • The Musicians

    The Musicians
    In this chronicle a group of children (boys) go searching around an old martian town, where they play with the bones of dead martians. Upon getting caught, the boys are sent back to their own town.
  • Way in the Middle of the Air

    Way in the Middle of the Air
    A group of men are sitting on a store front talking about how POC are going to mars. The main man finds his servant trying to leave, and eventually, with disdain, lets her.
  • Usher II

    Usher II
    In Usher II, a man who has travelled to Mars wants to recreate the house from The Fall of the House of Usher, an Edgar Allen Poe story. When he does, a man from a "housing" commitee comes to his house and tells him it has to be torn down.
  • The Old Ones

    The Old Ones
    In this chronicle, the elderly are finally making their way to Mars! They were left for last in order to bring the more abled working people to Mars first.
  • The Martian

    The Martian
    A family moves to Mars in order to forget about their dead son. Upon arrival, a Martian that looks strikingly similar to their son is living with them. Upon taking him out into public after ignoring all his protests, the Tom looking Martians face begins changing to many different faces before melting off.
  • The Luggage Store

    The Luggage Store
    Father Peregrine comes to talk to the man running the luggage store about the war happening on earth, the luggage store is popular because everyone now wants to go back to Earth and take part in the war.
  • The Off Season

    The Off Season
    Sam Parkhill makes his much awaited arrival in this chronicle showing that he hasn't changed one bit. Although he's married, he still enjoys destroying things that aren't his,
  • The Watchers

    The Watchers
    During the war, everyone on Mars decides they want to go help (most just watch, which I have no idea how that's possible since the two planets are so far away from each other) and the survivors on Earth are begging the people on Mars to come home.
  • The Silent Towns

    The Silent Towns
    Walter Gripp is the last man on mars, becoming so lonely that when he finds the only other person on mars- a woman. Thinking their destined to quence each others loneliness, he goes to find her, only to run away to live a free lonely life by himself.
  • The Long Years

    The Long Years
    Last man on mars, lives with his beautiful family who are actually ROBOTS!! (crowd gasps) He finds this out after getting together with his friends who come back to Mars! When he dies, his robot family grieves his death the best they can, considering they were never taught how to be sad... creepy.
  • There Will Come Soft Rains

    There Will Come Soft Rains
    Back on Earth, everyone is dead. The only knowledge we have of there ever being people on earth is their shadows charred onto the sides of buildings
  • The Million-Year Picnic

    The Million-Year Picnic
    Timothy's family goes on vacation to Mars where, surprise, they're staying. Turns out the family are Martians. ...Sneaky sneaky Bradbury
  • The Fire Balloons

    The Fire Balloons
    Priests go to Mars in an attempt to convert the martians, to which the martians end up saving their lives.
  • The Wilderness

    The Wilderness
    We are introduced to the first two women who actually go to Mars, that we see. These women are going to mars because one of them has a husband there, and the other wants to get away from the war.