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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Intelligent Life in the Universe (1966)Description / Buy at
Planets (1966)Description / Buy at
The Cosmic Connection (1973)Description / Buy at
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1974)Description / Buy at
Other Worlds (1975)Description / Buy at
Dragons of Eden (1977)Description / Buy at
Broca's Brain (1979)Description / Buy at
Cosmos (1980)Description / Buy at
Murmurs of Earth (By: Timothy Ferris) (1983)Description / Buy at
The Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War (With: Paul R. Ehrlich,Donald Kennedy,Walter Orr Roberts) (1984)Description / Buy at
Comet (1985)Description / Buy at
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1992)Description / Buy at
Pale Blue Dot (1994)Description / Buy at
The Demon-Haunted World (1995)Description / Buy at
Billions & Billions (1997)Description / Buy at
The Varieties of Scientific Experience (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The New Solar System(1981)Description / Buy at
The Eloquent Essay(2000)Description / Buy at
Citing Atheists: Quotes of Agnosticism, Non-Theism, Skepticism, Irreligion, Free Thought, and Philosophy(2015)Description / Buy at

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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