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Publication Order of Crumley Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of Green Town Books

Dandelion Wine (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell Summer (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Morning, Summer Night (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)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 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Dark Carnival (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Martian Chronicles (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Illustrated Man (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The October Country (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day It Rained Forever (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Medicine for Melancholy (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Small Assassin (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
R Is for Rocket (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Machineries of Joy (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vintage Bradbury (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Autumn People (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice 22 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow Midnight (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
S is for Space (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fever Dream And Other Fantasies (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Sing the Body Electric (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ray Bradbury (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long After Midnight (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Circus and the Electrocution (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinosaur Tales (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Memory of Murder (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toynbee Convector (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected from Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Stories 2 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicker Than the Eye (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driving Blind (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One More for the Road (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Volume 2 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat's Pajamas (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now and Forever (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We'll Always Have Paris (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pleasure to Burn (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 2 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 3 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer, Come Back To Me (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venus Remembered (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Poems (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeletons (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Homecoming (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Ferris (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Bottle / Death-Wish (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Come Soft Rains (By: Leonard Nimoy) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veldt (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sound of Thunder (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fog Horn (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Playground (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mummies of Guanajuato (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Timeless Spring (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Affair (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Has Lost Its Charm For Me (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fever Dream (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thing at the Top of the Stairs (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon Who Ate His Tail (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marionettes, Inc. (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defense Mech (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Why Man Explores (With: Norman Cousins,Jacques-Yves Cousteau) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Playboy (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zen in the Art of Writing (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Folon's Folons (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yestermorrow (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rod Steiger: Memoirs of a Friendship (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities 1950-2050 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations with Ray Bradbury (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bradbury Speaks (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Match to Flame (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Listen to the Echoes (With: Sam Weller) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Poetry Books

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

Publication Order of Screenplays/Plays Books

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

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels Books

with Tim Hamilton
Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation (With: Tim Hamilton) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Invasion From Mars:Interplanetary Stories(1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories for the Dead of Night(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghoul Keepers(1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bedside Playboy(1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum: Twelve Shuddery Stories for Daring Young Readers(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Microcosmic God(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds to Come: New Science Fiction Adventures(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Untamed(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
21 Great Stories(1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nova 1(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Young Demons(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Generation(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxy Science Fiction - October 1973(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gooseflesh(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Midnight(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 22nd Series(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extraterrestrial Intelligence(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Late Great Future(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 10th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Legacies(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Came from Outer Space: 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales That Became Major Motion Pictures(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts That Haunt You(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weekend Book of Science Fiction(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scaremongers(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perspectives in Literature: A Book of Short Stories, Vol. 1(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
13 Horrors of Halloween(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Planet from the Sun(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster Book of Monsters(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Stories(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Occult(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsters in Our Midst(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Witch(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea-Cursed(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Movies(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Screams(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Stories(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 3(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Machines(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
October Dreams(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger: Dark Tales of Eerie Encounters(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Los Angeles(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder On The Railways(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tangled Web(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmares on Congress Street, Part V(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masques V(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Shorts(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like Water for Quarks(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psychos(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other Worlds(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic Stories Presents(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Field of Fantasies(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darker Terrors 7(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Predictions(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Mars(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Collection #1(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight or Fright(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Collection(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Hundred(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)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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