Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was an American scientist and author. His fields of research were in astronomy and natural sciences. During his career as an author/writer, he published over 600 scientific papers and wrote and edited over 20 books. As far as fiction goes, Carl only wrote one novel, Contact, which was adapted to the 1996 film of the same name (finished after his death).

Carl Sagan made his debut as a published author in 1966 with two non-fiction books – Intelligent Life in the Universe and Planets. His lone fiction title was Contact, published in 1985. Below is a list of Carl Sagan’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Contact(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Intelligent Life in the Universe(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planets(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cosmic Connection(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Worlds(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragons of Eden(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broca's Brain(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cosmos(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murmurs of Earth(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comet(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pale Blue Dot(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demon-Haunted World(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Billions & Billions(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Varieties of Scientific Experience(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Intelligence Life in the Universe was co-authored by L.S. Shklovskii. Planets was co-authored by Jonathan Norton Leonard. Cosmos was co-authored by Gentry Lee. Comet and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors were co-authored by Ann Druyan.

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