„There they go, off to Venus, just for the ride, thinking that they will find a planet like a seer's crystal, in which to read a miraculous future. What they'll find, instead, is the somewhat shopworn image of themselves. Mars is a mirror, not a crystal.“

"A Few Notes on The Martian Chronicles", in Rhodomagnetic Digest (May 1950)

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