Ray Bradbury Books In Order

Publication Order of Greentown Books

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

Publication Order of Crumley Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Chapbooks

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

Publication Order of Plays

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Best of Ray Bradbury (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

An author of great importance, he was well regarded during his lifetime, leaving behind a legacy for years to come. American author Ray Bradbury was famous for his unique brand of science-fiction that helped to define and progress the genre as a whole. An inspiration to his many contemporaries, the mark he made will not be forgotten.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1920 on the 22nd of August, Ray Bradbury was to become a science-fiction writer of great repute over the following years. Ray Douglas Bradbury, named after the famous actor ‘Douglas Fairbanks’, he was brought up in Waukegan, Illinois in the United States. His parents were Esther, a Swedish immigrant, and Leonard Bradbury who worked as a telephone line-man. It was the period of his childhood that was to provide a great deal of inspiration to his work, whilst also creating the period he was going to be working within and throughout. Using a lot of figures from his childhood, he’d use his extensive imagination to create new and involving worlds to immerse himself and his characters within.

Attending Los Angeles High School he soon found others with the same interests as him in the form of the ‘Los Angeles Science Fiction Society’ which he discovered at sixteen. Finding kindred spirits with the same interests as him, he quickly worked on developing his stories giving them both substance and texture. This soon allowed him to progress to Hollywood and television, as he also wrote scripts that were adapted into large-scale productions. Being one of the most prominent voices in science-fiction, he would help create a unique and powerful legacy.

Writing Career

To start with Ray Bradbury would write short science-fiction stories which he’d attempt to get published, but to no avail. Heading to New York on the Greyhound bus for the night after the birth of his first child, he tried to approach many publishers, but they all turned him away. Finally he spoke to a publisher named Walter Bradbury who, besides being no relation, told him to string all his stories together. This would be the genesis of ‘The Martian Chronicles’, which he turned out an outline of that night in the nearby YMCA, and subsequently got a check for from a publisher.

With his first novel published he quickly went on to write more, most notably his ‘Fahrenheit 451’ which was to make his name lasting long after his death. This was one of the books that allowed science-fiction to be taken seriously as a genre and creative medium, as typically in the past it was unfairly maligned as a somewhat low-grade genre. Fighting against this, Bradbury helped to propel the genre forwards as a whole creating a resurgence in interest for it allowing people to see the true potential for it as a creative medium.

Later he would work in film and television, creating some much beloved and equally inspiring work that was visually and creatively inventive. Comics were also made from his work, using the much inspired visual imagery he’d helped to birth from the outset of his career. Ray Bradbury left behind a hugely influential and inspirational career that helped change the way people view science-fiction as a whole.

The Martian Chronicles

Written originally as a collection of science-fiction short stories, this was weaved together so as to take place upon Mars. Initially published in 1950, it was to mark the beginning of a long and illustrious career from author Ray Bradbury. Set around the experiences of a group of Mar’s colonists, it was to be unlike anything anyone had seen before.

With visions of Mars, it charts mankind’s reactions to these intense and awesome scenes as they look beyond to an even greater understanding of the universe. Continually attempting to colonize the planet, there are few people to begin with, as there was a disease that wiped many out beforehand that was simply named the Great Loneliness, as their numbers on their home-world dwindled going down and down. At first they are unwelcome in their new-world though, as they feel their alien presence in their new surroundings, unable to feel grounded. The Martians themselves feel them to be strange and unnatural and, with their shape-changing abilities, seek to lock them up quickly and promptly. Soon more people in rockets arrive though to inhabit this space, as they begin to take over with inevitable conflict to follow. They must overcome their old prejudices if they want to start anew. Something which may be harder than they previously expected, as they attempt to fight the hallucinations projected by the Martians there. Will they work together to inhabit this new world and make peace, or will conflict overcome them all? Can they survive the new test placed upon them, or is it going to prove too much over time? What will become of the humans during the Martian Chronicles?

Fahrenheit 451

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all Ray Bradbury’s novels, Fahrenheit 451 still holds up today, just as it did back then making the impact that it caused when first published. First published in 1953, it was a notorious book with the power to shock readers now just as it did back then. Using satire and humor to illustrate its more serious points, it works to expose people’s prejudices in the process, along with the many dangers of conformity and censorship.

Featuring Guy Montag as a fireman living in a dystopic future, it’s his job to burn any books that are found, as reading is deemed unlawful. He isn’t happy with his marriage though, as he soon suspects books may be to blame for his misery, because there could potentially be some hidden within his home. It is the job of the system to weed out these troublesome factors and prevent people from reading, as that is an activity seen as dangerous to the status-quo. Taking aim at the dangers of conformist thinking and anti-intellectualism, this book sits with many other greats such as ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’ with its ability to both shock and inspire its readers.


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