It’s been more than half a century, and wise, poignant, sad and hopeful stories by Bradbury surprisingly modern. Of course, in those days, 60 years ago, at the dawn of space exploration it seemed that in the 2000s, Mars probably will be conquered. But these years were history, and Mars and remains for humanity is an unattainable dream.
And the rest of the world develops rapidly, and even the visionary master of science fiction once could not imagine the emergence of some modern technologies. Not to mention the fact that until recently there was a time when racial equality seemed impossible. Bradbury believed it then, in 1950, that he will have time to see a black President of America?
Yes, something may seem old fashioned, only in this book and does not need special sophisticated technology, because the essence is not in them. The point is that some things never change. Human nature, alas, imperfect, and remains so at all times, whether on Mars or on Earth.
Brutality, lust for power, disrespect for a foreign culture — 60 years later people are all the same. And in the ability to see this is striking relevance of Bradbury at all times. But on Earth and on Mars always will be someone — even one person — who will speak in behalf of the light that is in each of us. Such singles still keeps the human race. Bradbury himself was one of them.