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Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction and fantasy author that was best known for his speculative fiction. Besides novels, he also wrote scripts for television. Some people believe that he helped modern science fiction attain mainstream acceptance.
Order of Crumley Mysteries Series
|1||Death is a Lonely Business||1985||Description / Buy|
|2||A Graveyard for Lunatics||1990||Description / Buy|
|3||Let's All Kill Constance||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Green Town Series
|1||Dandelion Wine||1957||Description / Buy|
|2||Something Wicked This Way Comes||1962||Description / Buy|
|3||Farewell Summer||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||Summer Morning, Summer Night||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Standalone Novels
|1||Fahrenheit 451||1953||Description / Buy|
|2||The Autumn People||1965||Description / Buy|
|3||The Halloween Tree||1972||Description / Buy|
|4||Green Shadows, White Whale||1992||Description / Buy|
|5||Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines (Short Story)||1998||Description / Buy|
|6||From the Dust Returned||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Short Story Collections
|1||Dark Carnival||1947||Description / Buy|
|2||The Martian Chronicles||1950||Description / Buy|
|3||The Illustrated Man||1951||Description / Buy|
|4||A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories||1952||Description / Buy|
|5||The Golden Apples of the Sun||1953||Description / Buy|
|6||The October Country||1955||Description / Buy|
|7||The Day It Rained Forever||1959||Description / Buy|
|8||A Medicine for Melancholy||1959||Description / Buy|
|9||The Small Assassin||1962||Description / Buy|
|10||R Is for Rocket||1962||Description / Buy|
|11||The Machineries of Joy||1964||Description / Buy|
|12||The Vintage Bradbury||1965||Description / Buy|
|13||Twice 22||1966||Description / Buy|
|14||Tomorrow Midnight||1966||Description / Buy|
|15||S is for Space||1966||Description / Buy|
|16||Fever Dream And Other Fantasies||1968||Description / Buy|
|17||I Sing the Body Electric||1969||Description / Buy|
|18||Ray Bradbury||1975||Description / Buy|
|19||Long After Midnight||1976||Description / Buy|
|20||Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories||1979||Description / Buy|
|21||The Stories of Ray Bradbury||1980||Description / Buy|
|22||The Last Circus and the Electrocution (Short Story)||1980||Description / Buy|
|23||Dinosaur Tales (Short Story)||1984||Description / Buy|
|24||A Memory of Murder||1984||Description / Buy|
|25||The Toynbee Convector||1988||Description / Buy|
|26||Selected from Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed||1990||Description / Buy|
|27||Classic Stories 2||1990||Description / Buy|
|28||Quicker Than the Eye||1996||Description / Buy|
|29||Driving Blind||1997||Description / Buy|
|30||One More for the Road||2002||Description / Buy|
|31||Stories Volume 2||2003||Description / Buy|
|32||Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales||2003||Description / Buy|
|33||The Cat's Pajamas||2004||Description / Buy|
|34||Now and Forever||2007||Description / Buy|
|35||We'll Always Have Paris||2009||Description / Buy|
|36||A Pleasure to Burn||2010||Description / Buy|
|37||The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 1||2011||Description / Buy|
|38||The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 2||2014||Description / Buy|
|39||The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 3||2017||Description / Buy|
|40||Killer, Come Back To Me||2020||Description / Buy|
|41||Venus Remembered (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Skeletons (Short Story)||1945||Description / Buy|
|2||The Homecoming (Short Story)||1946||Description / Buy|
|3||There Will Come Soft Rains (Short Story)||1950||Description / Buy|
|4||The Veldt (Short Story)||1950||Description / Buy|
|5||A Sound of Thunder (Short Story)||1951||Description / Buy|
|6||The Fog Horn||1951||Description / Buy|
|7||The Playground (Short Story)||1953||Description / Buy|
|8||The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit||1972||Description / Buy|
|9||The Mummies of Guanajuato||1978||Description / Buy|
|10||One Timeless Spring||1980||Description / Buy|
|11||The Love Affair (Short Story)||1982||Description / Buy|
|12||Death Has Lost Its Charm For Me (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|13||Fever Dream (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|14||The Dragon Who Ate His Tail (Short Story)||2007||Description / Buy|
|15||Marionettes, Inc. (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
|16||Defense Mech (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Art of Playboy||1985||Description / Buy|
|2||Zen in the Art of Writing||1987||Description / Buy|
|3||Folon's Folons (Short Story)||1990||Description / Buy|
|4||Yestermorrow||1991||Description / Buy|
|5||Rod Steiger: Memoirs of a Friendship||1998||Description / Buy|
|6||Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities 1950-2050||2001||Description / Buy|
|7||Conversations with Ray Bradbury||2004||Description / Buy|
|8||Bradbury Speaks||2005||Description / Buy|
|9||Match to Flame||2007||Description / Buy|
|10||Listen to the Echoes||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Poetry Series
|1||When Elephants Last In The Dooryard Bloomed||1973||Description / Buy|
|2||Where Robot Mice & Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (Short Story)||1977||Description / Buy|
|3||This Attic Where the Meadow Greens (Short Story)||1979||Description / Buy|
|4||The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (Short Story)||1981||Description / Buy|
|5||The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury||1982||Description / Buy|
Order of Screenplays/Plays Series
|1||Kaleidoscope||1940||Description / Buy|
|2||The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics||1963||Description / Buy|
|3||Pillar of Fire and Other Plays for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond Tomorrow (Short Story)||1975||Description / Buy|
|4||Nemo! (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Star Science Fiction Series with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson
|1||Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2||1953||Description / Buy|
Order of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Series with Donald E Westlake, Ellis Peters, Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Bloch, , , Shirley Jackson, , , , Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, , , F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Gilbert, Roald Dahl, , , , , , , , Carter Dickson, , , , Julian May, , , , , , , , , , , , , , James Francis Dwyer, Richard Stark, Margot Bennett
|1||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night||1940||Description / Buy|
|2||Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV||1957||Description / Buy|
|3||Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV||1957||Description / Buy|
|4||12 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV||1957||Description / Buy|
|5||Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night||1961||Description / Buy|
|6||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: More Stories for Late at Night [Unabridged]||1962||Description / Buy|
|7||Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen||1962||Description / Buy|
|8||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me||1963||Description / Buy|
|9||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous||1965||Description / Buy|
|10||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month Of Mystery||1970||Description / Buy|
|11||Down by the Old Blood Stream||1971||Description / Buy|
|12||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice.||1979||Description / Buy|
|13||Stories That Go Bump In The Night: V. 1||1982||Description / Buy|
Order of Ray Bradbury Graphic Novels Series with
|1||Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of Dark Delicacies Series
|1||Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Dark Delicacies II: Fear||2007||Description / Buy|
|3||Dark Delicacies III: Haunted||2009||Description / Buy|
Ray Bradbury Anthologies
|1||Star Science Fiction Stories 3||1955||Description / Buy|
|2||Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum: Twelve Shuddery Stories for Daring Young Readers||1965||Description / Buy|
|3||Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me||1967||Description / Buy|
|4||Time Untamed||1967||Description / Buy|
|5||Weird Legacies||1977||Description / Buy|
|6||Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror||1980||Description / Buy|
|7||Scaremongers||1981||Description / Buy|
|8||Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural||1984||Description / Buy|
|9||The Horror Hall of Fame||1991||Description / Buy|
|10||Space Movies||1995||Description / Buy|
|11||A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic||1998||Description / Buy|
|12||The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection||1998||Description / Buy|
|13||Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror||1999||Description / Buy|
|14||The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology||1999||Description / Buy|
|15||October Dreams||2000||Description / Buy|
|16||Masques V||2006||Description / Buy|
|17||Halloween||2009||Description / Buy|
|18||The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction||2010||Description / Buy|
|19||Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury||2012||Description / Buy|
|20||A Carnivàle of Horror||2012||Description / Buy|
|21||Other Worlds||2013||Description / Buy|
|22||Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural||2014||Description / Buy|
|23||The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®||2016||Description / Buy|
|24||Grave Predictions||2016||Description / Buy|
|25||Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore||2017||Description / Buy|
|26||Lost Mars||2018||Description / Buy|
|27||The Science Fiction Collection #1||2018||Description / Buy|
|28||99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories||2019||Description / Buy|
|29||The Science Fiction Collection||2019||Description / Buy|
|30||One Hundred||2020||Description / Buy|
|31||The Ultimate Short Story Bundle||2020||Description / Buy|
Bradbury was born in 1920 in Illinois. Leonard, his father, worked as a power and telephone lineman. Esther, his mother, was a Swedish immigrant. As a child, the author was surrounded by his extended family.
As a result, his aunt was always close by to read him short stories, creating the foundation from which Bradbury’s literary career would emerge. The writer’s childhood was spent in Waukegan, Illinois. The family moved to Tucson for a few years.
Bradbury attended Amphi and Roskruge, two junior high schools in Tucson during this period. But the family would often return to Waukegan. They finally settled in Los Angeles when he was 14.
Bradbury grew to appreciate the transition because it ignited his passion for Hollywood. After finding his footing at Los Angeles High School, the author took every opportunity he got to participate in the institution’s drama club. He was also afforded the chance to meet notable figures like George Burns (Radio) and Ray Harryhausen (Special Effects).
Even though he was an active member of the drama club, the author’s interest in books never waned. Even as a child, Bradbury read and wrote enthusiastically. Places like Waukegan’s Carnegie Library introduced him to H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and their ilk.
Bradbury did not discriminate. He read a little bit of everything, including horror, science fiction, fantasy, and even comic books. When he wasn’t reading or writing, the author was drawing. Admittedly, by his 20s, Bradbury’s interests were not as broad. He had started prioritizing the literary works of figures like Alexander Pope.
1938 was the year that Bradbury’s first story was published. With the help of Forrest J. Ackerman and his girlfriend, the author created his own fanzine. He wrote most of the content in the four issues that saw the light of day.
He was also fortunate enough to write for the Rob Wagner magazine ‘Script’ in the 1940s. While other aspiring authors were busy fighting in the Second World War, Bradbury could focus his efforts on his writing career because his poor eyesight had prevented him from joining the military.
He used that opportunity to write full-time. It was around that period that his marriage to Maggie McClure began. Because Bradbury’s early writing efforts did not bear any financial fruit, he had to rely on McClure. For the first few years, she was the breadwinner in their family, which included four daughters.
His luck changed when ‘The Martian Chronicles’ was published in 1950. The adaptations of his short stories in television and comic books that appeared in 1951 elevated his renown, extending the author’s reach.
Most people agree that ‘Fahrenheit 451’ is his best work. It came out in 1953, exploring sensitive themes like censorship. The book became a classic, turning Bradbury into a publishing star.
Ray Bradbury Awards
Bradbury has won the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement awards.
Ray Bradbury Books Into Movies
The book ‘The Fog Horn’ inspired a scene in ‘The Beast From 20000 Fathoms’. ‘I Sing The Body Electric’ became an episode of The Twilight Zone as well as a movie from 1982 called ‘The Electric Grandmother’. ‘The Illustrated Man’ became a movie starring Robert Drivas and Rod Steiger. ABC turned ‘The Screaming Woman’ into a movie in 1972.
In 1980, NBC broadcast a television mini-series adapted from ‘The Martian Chronicles’. ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ became a horror movie of the same name.
‘The Ray Bradbury Theater’ was an anthology show that based its episodes on Bradbury’s stories. Some of the author’s stories made it all the way to the USSR, making appearances in episodes of ‘This Fantastic World’, a science fiction show. Other movies that were inspired by Bradbury’s stories include ‘A Sound of Thunder’, ‘The Butterfly Effect’,’ and ‘Ray Bradbury’s Chrysalis’.
Best Ray Bradbury Books
The author died in 2012. He was 91 at the time. His wife died years earlier in 2003. Ray Bradbury’s best books include:
Fahrenheit 451: Guy Montag lives a bland life. Like most of the country, his wife spends her days watching television. Meanwhile, Montag works as a fireman, using his skills to burn the printed word.
Montag has never questioned his actions. But then Clarrise enters his life and changes everything by showing him the power that books and their ideas possess.
The Martian Chronicles: This book tells the story of humanity’s efforts to conquer Mars. The first men to reach the planet succumbed to an illness that struck them once the sight of their planet showed them how insignificant they were.
The shape-shifting Martians responded to their lunacy by locking them away. But the humans kept coming, bringing with them the desires and prejudices that had tainted their world.
When Does The Next Ray Bradbury book come out?
Ray Bradbury doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Defense Mech and was released on January, 1st 2021. It is the newest book in the Ray Bradbury Short Stories/Novellas.