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The Martian Chronicles Timeline

  • Rocket Summer

    Rocket Summer
    In Ohio in January a sudden blast of heat caused by a rocket brought summer into the cold winter.
  • Ylla and Yll

    Ylla and Yll
    Ylla and Yll are a martain couple and when Ylla has a vision of an approaching human man coming to her homeland her husband grows jealous and controlling and it was insinuated that he killed the man from Ylla's vision when it comes true.
  • The Summer Night

    The Summer Night
    As another rocket of astronauts from Earth near, the women and children of Mars begin to sing and speak in English due to the telepathy recieved from the rocket.
  • The Earth Men

    The Earth Men
    When the astronauts arrive on Mars, the Martian's assume that they are just insane Martians and it leads to the captivity of the astronauts in an insane asylum where they are murdered and then the murderer commits suicide
  • The Taxpayer

    The Taxpayer
    A man named Pritchard wishes to be on the third expedition to Mars so he can escape the confines of Earth and the impending atomic war
  • The Third Expedition

    The Third Expedition
    A third rocket ship is sent to Mars. Mars has transformed from the land described in the first few chapters to a place very similar to Earth (including oxygen). The men of the third expedition do not know why Mars seems like Earth and assume that it was the doing of the first two expeditions or people had previously colonized Mars. Then they learn that they didn’t travel to Mars at all. Instead they traveled back in time to 1956 Illinois. A man named David recognizes his grandparents. THEN it ge
  • -And The Moon Be Still As Bright

    -And The Moon Be Still As Bright
    A year after the third expedition, a fourth expedition arrives on Mars, and they discover a many centuries old Martian city, along with fresh Martian corpses that had fallen to chicken pox. The captain then allows the crew to eat some food, yet everyone is quiet, affected by the empty planet. Biggs cheers everyone up with singing and drinking, but upsets Spender with his lack of respect for the planet, therefore Spender punches him in the mouth after Biggs drops empty bottles into the canal. At
  • The Settlers

    The Settlers
    When the expedition started there were few people who wanted to go to Mars. As time progressed There was a growing interest in the expeditions. More and more people saw the advertisements and decided they wanted to go to Mars. Everyone had their own reasons for wanting to go to mars; whether it was dissatisfaction with their lives, their jobs, or their towns they all had a desire to get away. In the end there was a description of the rocket launch. As you are launched into space everything grows
  • The Green Morning

    The Green Morning
    A man arriving on Mars named Benjamin Driscoll passes out due to a low Oxygen level and is nearly sent back to Earth. He refuses to return and decides that he will plant trees so that the Oxygen supply is increased. After consulting with the coordinator he is given the task of going around and planting the seeds of trees. They give him a motorcycle and some seed and he proceeds to plant them around. The night after he plants the seed it begins to rain for a few hours. This rain results in the th
  • The Locusts

    The Locusts
    More and more people are making the trip to mars. The more people that come the more change is made on the planet of mars. The planet is being quickly molded into something the Humans are used to. If it is different or strange it is changed. 90 thousand humans moved to Mars and there are more to come.
  • Night Meeting

    Night Meeting
    On his way to a party, Tomas stops for gas and talks with the attendant about the qualities of living on Mars. Thomas then stops two more times, once at a dead Martian town and the other at a promontory. At this point an insect-like Martian ship approaches and its rider, Muhe Ca, climbs out and explains that he is on his way to a Martian festival. The two beings introduce themselves to each other, and Muhe Ca picks up English telepathically so they can communicate more easily. Tomas tries to sha
  • The Shore

    The Shore
    In this short chronicle we look at the “waves” of men who came to Mars. It goes into explaining that there were two waves of men who came to Mars, and all of them were from America. The rest of the world is caught up in war while America is taking over and even colonizing the new planet.
  • The Fire Balloons

    The Fire Balloons
    A group of priests(Father Peregrine, Father Stone, Father Mathias) have been chosen by the Bishop to be sent to Mars to try convert and save the alien life forms from sin. However, Father Peregrine and Father Stone seem to be unsure of this journey as it might change the way their understandings of sin. Fortunately, they keep on with the journey. On their point of arrival, they meet the Mayor of the first town who informs them that there are 2 different kinds of martians. One is practically exti
  • Interim

    A description of how scarily alike Mars and Earth are is made.
  • The Musicians

    The Musicians
    Young human boys on Mars make an adventure and a game out of exploring old Martian towns and make music with the dead carcasses that remain.
  • The Wilderness

    The Wilderness
    Two young women on Earth discuss their possiblity to travel to Mars. One has decided to travel to Mars in an attempt to be with the man she loves but she grows anxious about the journey but is reassured when she speaks to him somehow and they express their love for each other.
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    The Naming of Names

    This chapter goes into how names on Mars are formed. Lands’ names al formed by people and the thing the people did (Hinkston Creek, Lustig Corners, Black River, etc.). Most predominant appear to be “Red Town” named from the blood spewed by the Earth mens’ murder and “Second Town” named for the second expedition. The old Martian names were of water, air, and hills (towns & graveyards took this pattern). Towns included Iron Town, Steel Town, Aluminum City while graveyards were named Green Hill, Mo
  • The Naming of Names

    The Naming of Names
    Lands’ names are formed by people and the thing the people did (Hinkston Creek, Lustig Corners, Black River, etc.). Most predominant appear to be “Red Town” named from the blood spewed by the Earth mens’ murder and “Second Town” named for the second expedition. The old Martian names were of water, air, and hills (towns & graveyards took this pattern). Ultimately, all names revert back to Terra’s roots - making it no different that humans are altering Mars to semble Earth.
  • Usher II

    Usher II
    Stendahl has been banned from building the house on Earth by the Office of Moral Climate, a group whose governmental position is to ban and destroy anything which suggests "ghosts, vampires, fairies, or any creature of the imagination." Stendahl plans revenge by building the house on Mars. He hires an architect, Mr. Bigelow, to design the seven-room mansion filled with banned creatures. A man named Garrett arrives to condemn the house, but Stendahl has a robotic ape kill him
  • The Old Ones

    The Old Ones
    It talks about how after many expeditions have been carried out, the old people on Earth finally come to Mars. And about how they are old and have dry, wrinkly skin. Bradbury even calls them the mummy people. The chronicle briefly explains how it was planned that the young people were like the frontiersman of space and the old people always follow behind when it’s safe to arrive.
  • The Martian

    The Martian
    A man and woman who came to Mars meet a boy who resembles and claims to be their dead son Tom. Although the old man knows that he is not really his son, he decides to believe it anyway. Tom ends up running away and disguising as a daughter to another family that had died. It is revealed that it was really a martian, neither Tom nor the daughter.
  • The Luggage Store

    The Luggage Store
    The owner of the luggage store heard the news on the radio that there was going to be a war on Earth. The owner can not believe that war will soon breakout on Earth. Father Peregrine tells the shopkeeper that it is because the owner isn’t on Earth. The owner questions Peregrine on his response. The Father then tells the owner of the wars in China when he was young. The Father says that he did not believe the wars were actually happening back then because, “it’s so far away it’s unbelievable.”
  • The Off Season

    The Off Season
    Sam Parkhill returns in this chronicle and expresses his interest in opening up a hot dog stand. Parkhill becomes pestered by a few martians and decides to shoot them and then suddenly he attempts to run away from the rest of the martians. The martians actually end up giving him ownership of half of mars. When he is told to watch Earth, he witnesses a giant explosion.
  • The Watchers

    The Watchers
    At nine o’clock in the evening, earth seems to explode in front of the Martian settlers’ eyes. A morse code message is sent to them, with news that the atomic stockpile of Australia prematurely explode, wiping out the continent; further, London and Los Angeles have been bombed and the settlers should come home. At 3 a.m. , a crowd flocks to the luggage store, whose proprietor stayed open for this eventuality; he sells out of his goods by dawn.
  • The Silent Towns

    The Silent Towns
    Walter Gripp believes himself to possibly be the last man on Mars. He is very lonely and desperate for female companionship. He ends up meeting Miss Genevieve and when she doesnt physically match what he expected he runs away from her and decides it is better for him just to be lonely.
  • The Long Years

    The Long Years
    Captain Wilder meets Hathaway again, a man that has been living with his family. The captain realizes that Hathaway's family has not aged since he last saw them over 20 years prior. He learns that the real family has died and the "family" with Hathaway are prototypes created by him. Hathaway ends up dying and we learn that Hathaway never taught his robot family how to feel sadness.
  • There Will Come Soft RAins

    There Will Come Soft RAins
    This chronicle takes place inside of fully-automated house on a rainy day in California. Throughout the day, the house calls out events. There is a wall near the garden that has been burned. The only thing that can be seen on this wall is five silhouettes. There is a silhouette of a man mowing the lawn, a woman gardening and a small boy and girl throwing a ball back and forth. In the evening, the house reads the poem, “There Will Come Soft Rains” for the women who once lived in the house.
  • The Million-Year Picnic

    The Million-Year Picnic
    A father, William Thomas, brought his wife and three children to Mars to allow them to start a new life in which they can choose where and how they live. The family is supposedly on a fishing trip, but when Thomas stops the boat he tells them the news: Mars is their new home. Earth is gone. Thomas burns all the papers and documents he has left from Earth, including bonds, stock reports, and news articles. And lastly, he burns a map of the Earth. The children are told they are martians