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 Crumley Mysteries Books

Death Is a Lonely Business (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let's All Kill Constance (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Green Town 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
Summer Morning, Summer Night (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 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 (2001)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 Illustrated Man (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The October Country (1955)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
The Small Assassin (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
R Is for Rocket (1962)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
Twice 22 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow Midnight (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
S is for Space (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Dream And Other Fantasies (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Sing the Body Electric (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Bradbury (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long After Midnight (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Circus and the Electrocution (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dinosaur Tales (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Memory of Murder (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Toynbee Convector (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected from Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Classic Stories 2 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quicker Than the Eye (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving Blind (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One More for the Road (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories Volume 2 (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
Now and Forever (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We'll Always Have Paris (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pleasure to Burn (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 1 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 2 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 3 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer, Come Back To Me (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Skeletons (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homecoming (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Will Come Soft Rains (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Veldt (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sound of Thunder (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fog Horn (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Playground (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mummies of Guanajuato (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Timeless Spring (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Affair (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Has Lost Its Charm For Me (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Dream (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragon Who Ate His Tail (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marionettes, Inc. (2009)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 (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Folon's Folons (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yestermorrow (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rod Steiger: Memoirs of a Friendship (1998)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 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Match to Flame (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen to the Echoes (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Poetry Books

When Elephants Last In The Dooryard Bloomed (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where Robot Mice & Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Attic Where the Meadow Greens (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Screenplays/Plays Books

Kaleidoscope (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pillar of Fire and Other Plays for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond Tomorrow (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemo! (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Untamed(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weird Legacies(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scaremongers(1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Movies(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masques V(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Worlds(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grave Predictions(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Mars(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Science Fiction Collection #1(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Science Fiction Collection(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Hundred(2020)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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