The rockets came like locusts.

Like many antiquarian book collectors, I tend to focus on old first editions and elaborately bound illustrated books. Doing so can result in overlooking wonderfully illustrated paperbacks and re-issues such as this terrific 1979 edition of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction classic The Martian Chronicles. Ian Miller’s marvelously creepy original illustrations somehow manage to evoke early Gothic horror, comic books, and Expressionist art simultaneously. If you run across a copy, scoop it up.


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