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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

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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

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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

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1 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Description / Buy
2 The Halloween Tree 1972 Description / Buy
3 Green Shadows, White Whale 1992 Description / Buy
4 Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
5 From the Dust Returned 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Short Story Collections

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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 The Autumn People 1965 Description / Buy
14 Twice 22 1966 Description / Buy
15 Tomorrow Midnight 1966 Description / Buy
16 S is for Space 1966 Description / Buy
17 Fever Dream And Other Fantasies 1968 Description / Buy
18 I Sing the Body Electric 1969 Description / Buy
19 Ray Bradbury 1975 Description / Buy
20 Long After Midnight 1976 Description / Buy
21 Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories 1979 Description / Buy
22 The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980 Description / Buy
23 The Last Circus and the Electrocution (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
24 Dinosaur Tales (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
25 A Memory of Murder 1984 Description / Buy
26 The Toynbee Convector 1988 Description / Buy
27 Selected from Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed 1990 Description / Buy
28 Classic Stories 2 1990 Description / Buy
29 Quicker Than the Eye 1996 Description / Buy
30 Driving Blind 1997 Description / Buy
31 One More for the Road 2002 Description / Buy
32 Stories Volume 2 2003 Description / Buy
33 Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2003 Description / Buy
34 The Cat's Pajamas 2004 Description / Buy
35 Now and Forever 2007 Description / Buy
36 We'll Always Have Paris 2009 Description / Buy
37 A Pleasure to Burn 2010 Description / Buy
38 The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 1 2011 Description / Buy
39 The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 2 2014 Description / Buy
40 The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 3 2017 Description / Buy
41 Killer, Come Back To Me 2020 Description / Buy
42 Venus Remembered (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Short Stories/Novellas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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1 Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 ( By: Frederik Pohl) 1953 Description / Buy

Order of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Series with Donald E Westlake, Ellis Peters, Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Bloch, , , Shirley Jackson, Jack Ritchie, Stanley Ellin, , Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, , , F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Gilbert, Roald Dahl, , , , , , , , Carter Dickson, , , , Julian May, , , , , , , , , , , , , , James Francis Dwyer, Richard Stark, Margot Bennett

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1 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night ( By:) 1940 Description / Buy
2 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV ( By:) 1957 Description / Buy
3 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV ( With: Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Robert Arthur, , Roald Dahl, , , , , , , James Francis Dwyer) 1957 Description / Buy
4 12 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV ( By: Robert Arthur) 1957 Description / Buy
5 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night ( By: Robert Arthur) 1961 Description / Buy
6 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: More Stories for Late at Night [Unabridged] ( By:) 1962 Description / Buy
7 Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen ( With: Donald E Westlake, , Jack Ritchie, Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, , , , , , , Richard Stark) 1962 Description / Buy
8 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me ( By: Shirley Jackson, Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, F. Scott Fitzgerald) 1963 Description / Buy
9 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous ( With: Ellis Peters, Dorothy L Sayers, , Jack Ritchie, , Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, , Michael Gilbert, , , Carter Dickson, , Julian May, , , , , , , , Margot Bennett) 1965 Description / Buy
10 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month Of Mystery ( By:) 1970 Description / Buy
11 Down by the Old Blood Stream ( By:) 1971 Description / Buy
12 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice. ( By:) 1979 Description / Buy
13 Stories That Go Bump In The Night: V. 1 ( By:) 1982 Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Graphic Novels Series with

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1 Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation ( With:) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

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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

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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 Time Machines 1997 Description / Buy
12 A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic 1998 Description / Buy
13 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection 1998 Description / Buy
14 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror 1999 Description / Buy
15 The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology 1999 Description / Buy
16 October Dreams 2000 Description / Buy
17 The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature 2002 Description / Buy
18 Masques V 2006 Description / Buy
19 Halloween 2009 Description / Buy
20 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010 Description / Buy
21 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
22 A Carnivàle of Horror 2012 Description / Buy
23 Other Worlds 2013 Description / Buy
24 Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural 2014 Description / Buy
25 The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK® 2016 Description / Buy
26 Grave Predictions 2016 Description / Buy
27 Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore 2017 Description / Buy
28 Lost Mars 2018 Description / Buy
29 The Science Fiction Collection #1 2018 Description / Buy
30 99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories 2019 Description / Buy
31 The Science Fiction Collection 2019 Description / Buy
32 One Hundred 2020 Description / Buy
33 The Ultimate Short Story Bundle 2020 Description / Buy
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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.

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