Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007) was an American author known for his science fiction and satire. He was also a critical leftist intellectual. He served in World War II as a soldier and was a POW who received a Purple Heart for what he called a “frostbite.” Vonnegut gave his works all letter grades – he gave Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five an A+, while he gave A’s to The Sirens of Titan, Mother Night, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and Jailbird. On the flip side, he gave Happy Birthday, Wanda June and Slapstick D’s.

Kurt Vonnegut published his first novel in 1952, which was Player Piano. Below is a list of Kurt Vonnegut’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Player Piano(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sirens of Titan(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat's Cradle(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Canary in a Cat House(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother Night(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slaughterhouse-Five(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakfast of Champions(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadeye Dick(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jailbird(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galapagos(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bluebeard(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between Time and Timbuktu or Prometheus-5(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hocus Pocus(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Timequake(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Trip Up Yonder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unready to Wear: The Galaxy Project(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basic Training(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Sun Moon Star(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Trip Up Yonder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unready to Wear: The Galaxy Project(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basic Training(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Welcome to the Monkey House(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bagombo Snuff Box(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armageddon in Retrospect(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Look at the Birdie(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
2 B R O 2 B(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
While Mortals Sleep(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sucker's Portfolio: A Collection of Previously Unpublished Writing(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


Sun Moon Star(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays


Happy Birthday, Wanda June(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Palm Sunday(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fates Worse than Death(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like Shaking Hands with God(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man Without a Country(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Interview and Other Conversations(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Player Piano was also published as Utopia-14. The Last Interview is co-authored by Tom McCartan. Like Shaking Hands with God is co-authored by Lee Stringer.

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