Ray Bradbury Books

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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

1Death is a Lonely Business 1985Description / Buy
2A Graveyard for Lunatics 1990Description / Buy
3Let's All Kill Constance 2003Description / Buy

Order of Green Town Series

1Dandelion Wine 1957Description / Buy
2Something Wicked This Way Comes 1962Description / Buy
3Farewell Summer 2006Description / Buy
4Summer Morning, Summer Night 2008Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Standalone Novels

1Fahrenheit 451 1953Description / Buy
2The Autumn People 1965Description / Buy
3The Halloween Tree 1972Description / Buy
4Green Shadows, White Whale 1992Description / Buy
5Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
6From the Dust Returned 2001Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Short Story Collections

1Dark Carnival 1947Description / Buy
2The Martian Chronicles 1950Description / Buy
3The Illustrated Man 1951Description / Buy
4A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories 1952Description / Buy
5The Golden Apples of the Sun 1953Description / Buy
6The October Country 1955Description / Buy
7The Day It Rained Forever 1959Description / Buy
8A Medicine for Melancholy 1959Description / Buy
9The Small Assassin 1962Description / Buy
10R Is for Rocket 1962Description / Buy
11The Machineries of Joy 1964Description / Buy
12The Vintage Bradbury 1965Description / Buy
13Twice 22 1966Description / Buy
14Tomorrow Midnight 1966Description / Buy
15S is for Space 1966Description / Buy
16Fever Dream And Other Fantasies 1968Description / Buy
17I Sing the Body Electric 1969Description / Buy
18Ray Bradbury 1975Description / Buy
19Long After Midnight 1976Description / Buy
20Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories 1979Description / Buy
21The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980Description / Buy
22The Last Circus and the Electrocution (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
23Dinosaur Tales (Short Story) 1984Description / Buy
24A Memory of Murder 1984Description / Buy
25The Toynbee Convector 1988Description / Buy
26Selected from Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed 1990Description / Buy
27Classic Stories 2 1990Description / Buy
28Quicker Than the Eye 1996Description / Buy
29Driving Blind 1997Description / Buy
30One More for the Road 2002Description / Buy
31Stories Volume 2 2003Description / Buy
32Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2003Description / Buy
33The Cat's Pajamas 2004Description / Buy
34Now and Forever 2007Description / Buy
35We'll Always Have Paris 2009Description / Buy
36A Pleasure to Burn 2010Description / Buy
37The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 1 2011Description / Buy
38The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 2 2014Description / Buy
39The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: Critical Edition Vol 3 2017Description / Buy
40Killer, Come Back To Me 2020Description / Buy
41Venus Remembered (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Short Stories/Novellas

1Skeletons (Short Story) 1945Description / Buy
2The Homecoming (Short Story) 1946Description / Buy
3There Will Come Soft Rains (Short Story) 1950Description / Buy
4The Veldt (Short Story) 1950Description / Buy
5A Sound of Thunder (Short Story) 1951Description / Buy
6The Fog Horn 1951Description / Buy
7The Playground (Short Story) 1953Description / Buy
8The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1972Description / Buy
9The Mummies of Guanajuato 1978Description / Buy
10One Timeless Spring 1980Description / Buy
11The Love Affair (Short Story) 1982Description / Buy
12Death Has Lost Its Charm For Me (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
13Fever Dream (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
14The Dragon Who Ate His Tail (Short Story) 2007Description / Buy
15Marionettes, Inc. (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
16Defense Mech (Short Story) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Non-Fiction Books

1The Art of Playboy 1985Description / Buy
2Zen in the Art of Writing 1987Description / Buy
3Folon's Folons (Short Story) 1990Description / Buy
4Yestermorrow 1991Description / Buy
5Rod Steiger: Memoirs of a Friendship 1998Description / Buy
6Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities 1950-2050 2001Description / Buy
7Conversations with Ray Bradbury 2004Description / Buy
8Bradbury Speaks 2005Description / Buy
9Match to Flame 2007Description / Buy
10Listen to the Echoes 2010Description / Buy

Order of Ray Bradbury Poetry Series

1When Elephants Last In The Dooryard Bloomed 1973Description / Buy
2Where Robot Mice & Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
3This Attic Where the Meadow Greens (Short Story) 1979Description / Buy
4The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (Short Story) 1981Description / Buy
5The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury 1982Description / Buy

Order of Screenplays/Plays Series

1Kaleidoscope 1940Description / Buy
2The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics 1963Description / Buy
3Pillar of Fire and Other Plays for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond Tomorrow (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
4Nemo! (Short Story) 2012Description / 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

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

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

Order of Ray Bradbury Graphic Novels Series with

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

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

1Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers 2005Description / Buy
2Dark Delicacies II: Fear 2007Description / Buy
3Dark Delicacies III: Haunted 2009Description / Buy

Ray Bradbury Anthologies

1 Star Science Fiction Stories 31955Description / Buy
2 Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum: Twelve Shuddery Stories for Daring Young Readers1965Description / Buy
3 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me1967Description / Buy
4 Time Untamed1967Description / Buy
5 Weird Legacies1977Description / Buy
6 Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror1980Description / Buy
7 Scaremongers1981Description / Buy
8 Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural1984Description / Buy
9 The Horror Hall of Fame1991Description / Buy
10 Space Movies1995Description / Buy
11 A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic1998Description / Buy
12 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection1998Description / Buy
13 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror1999Description / Buy
14 The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology1999Description / Buy
15 October Dreams2000Description / Buy
16 Masques V2006Description / Buy
17 Halloween2009Description / Buy
18 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction2010Description / Buy
19 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury2012Description / Buy
20 A Carnivàle of Horror2012Description / Buy
21 Other Worlds2013Description / Buy
22 Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural2014Description / Buy
23 The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®2016Description / Buy
24 Grave Predictions2016Description / Buy
25 Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore2017Description / Buy
26 Lost Mars2018Description / Buy
27 The Science Fiction Collection #12018Description / Buy
28 99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories2019Description / Buy
29 The Science Fiction Collection2019Description / Buy
30 One Hundred2020Description / Buy
31 The Ultimate Short Story Bundle2020Description / 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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