Martian Mondays: The Martian Chronicles – Chapter One: Rocket Summer

Rocket Summer (January 1999/2030) – First published in Planet Stories, Spring 1947.

Arranged in chronological order, the stories of the book start in January 1999, with the blasting off of the first rocket to the planet Mars.

“Rocket Summer” is a short vignette that describes Ohio’s winter turning briefly into summer due to the extreme heat of the rocket’s take-off. The readers also learn the feelings of the nearby residence’s to the rocket’s launch.

A 1997 edition of the book advances all the dates by 31 years from 1999 to 2030.

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