By Ray Bradbury.  1958.  Book Club Edition.  Jacket design by John Lisco.  Jacket painting by Gary Viskupic.

Everyone came out to look at the sky that night, to watch the green star of Earth.  There was Earth, and there the coming war, and there hundreds of thousands of friends and relatives, so very far away.  At 9:00 earth seemed to explode, catch fire and burn…

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