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Vale book club visits Mars, ‘Starry Night’ up next

VALE – “The Martian Chronicles” will be discussed by members of the Vale Community Book Club at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St. S., Vale. 

Twilla Hayden will facilitate the discussion.

The book is a haunting collection of short stories by the noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury, chronicling humankind’s colonization of Mars. Bradbury begins with tales of the first three Mars expeditions, each meeting with disaster, and goes on to relate the gradual encroachment of human – and, in particular, American – civilization on Earth . . .