A chronicle of the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists.

The Martian Chronicles

The book is made up of previously published short stories loosely woven together with a series of short, interstitial vignettes. Bradbury has credited Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath as influences on the structure of the book.