Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American author of fantasy, sci-fi, horror and mysteries. Although he was best known for his more than 500 short stories, he is best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451. A reader from a young age, some of his early influences included authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells and Arthur C. Clarke. In his teens and early twenties, he was writing short stories for pulp magazines. After his death in June 2012, the New York Times wrote in his obituary that he was “the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.” President Obama also issued an official statement.

Ray Bradbury became a published author in November 1941, earning $15 for the story Pendulum, which he co-wrote with Henry Hasse. His first full-length publication was the short story collection Dark Carnival in 1947. His first novel was 1953’s Fahrenheit 451. Below is a list of Ray Bradbury’s books and short stories in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Greentown Books


Dandelion Wine(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Wicked This Way Comes(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell Summer(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crumley Mysteries Books


Death is a Lonely Business(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another Tales of Two Cities(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let's All Kill Constance(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Fahrenheit 451(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Autumn People(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Halloween Tree(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Shadows, White Whale(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Dust Returned(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Dark Carnival(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Martian Chronicles(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Apples of the Sun(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Illustrated Man(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The October Country(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day It Rained Forever(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Medicine for Melancholy(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
R is for Rocket(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Machineries of Joy(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vintage Bradbury(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
S is for Space(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow Midnight(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Sing the Body Electric!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Dream and Other Fantasies(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pillar of Fire and Other Plays(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Small Assassin(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long After Midnight(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twin Hieroglyphs That Swim the River Dust(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond 1984: A Remembrance of Things Future(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Attic Where the Meadow Greens(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Sing Strange Songs(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghosts of Forever(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stories of Ray Bradbury(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Affair(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dinosaur Tales(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Memory of Murder(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forever and the Earth: Yesterday and Tomorrow Tales(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smile(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Has Lost Its Charm for Me(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Dream (Night Lights)(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Toynbee Convector(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bradbury Classic Stories 1(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Stage: A Chrestomathy of His Plays(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quicker Than the Eye(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ravine and Here There Be Tigers(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With Cat for Comforter(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving Blind(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Chapbook for Burnt Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kaleidoscope(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Have Not Seen the Stars: The Collected Poems of Ray Bradbury(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One More for the Road(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Live By the Invisible(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Came from Outer Space(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cat's Pajamas(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homecoming: Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragon Ate His Tail(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now and Forever(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeletons(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Morning, Summer Night(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We'll Always Have Paris(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marionettes, Inc.(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullet Trick: Unpublished Teleplays and Short Stories(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks


The Fog Horn(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Foot(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays


Moby Dick: The Screenplay(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemo: The Screenplay(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Switch on the Night(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The April Witch(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dogs Think That Every Day is Christmas(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


The Best of Ray Bradbury(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books



The Art of Playboy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zen in the Art of Writing(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Folon's Folons(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yestermorrow: Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rod Steiger: Memoirs of a Friendship(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities, 1950-2050(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversations with Ray Bradbury(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen to the Echoes(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Martian Chronicles is also known as The Silver Locusts. Fever Dream and Other Fantasies is co-authored with Robert Bloch. Imagining Space was co-authored with Roger D. Launius. Conversations with Ray Bradbury was co-authored with Steven L. Aggelis. Match to Flame is co-authored with Sam Weller.

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