The Week 8 reading assignment for my online class on Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World was Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.
I first read this book when the 1979 BBC-NBC mini-series came out. I remember exactly where I was won over: in the second chapter, “Ylla”, I read the following:
“Here’s your scarf.” He handed her a phial. “We haven’t gone anywhere in months.” […]
From the phial a liquid poured, turned to blue mist, settled about her neck, quivering.
I absolutely loved the image of that ephemeral scarf wrapping itself around the Martian Ylla’s shoulders.
Here is my 300-word essay. Continue reading “Dreaming of Fairyland”