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Ray Bradbury

1920–2012
Novels, stories, plays, poetry, screenplays
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Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

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Martian Chronicles (1950)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

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A Sound of Thunder (1952)

Mars Is Heaven! (1948)

The Veldt (1950)

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Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed (1949)

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

The Illustrated Man (1951)

A Sound of Thunder (1952)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

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First appearance of works in book form

1947

Dark Carnival Twenty-seven stories

First book appearance of "The Homecoming", "Skeleton", "The Jar", "The Lake", "The Maiden", "The Tombstone", "The Smiling People", "The Emissary", "The Traveler", "The Small Assassin", "The Crowd", "Reunion", "The Handler", "The Coffin", "Interim", "Jack-in-the-Box", "The Scythe", "Let's Play 'Poison'", "Uncle Einar", "The Wind", "The Night", "There Was An Old Woman", "The Dead Man", "The Man Upstairs", "The Night Sets", "Cistern", "The Next In Line"

1950

The Martian Chronicles Twenty-eight stories and vignettes, fixed up as novel, also called The Silver Locusts

First book appearance of "Rocket Summer", "Ylla", "The Summer Night", "The Earth Men", "The Taxpayer", "The Third Expedition" (adapted from "Mars Is Heaven!"), "—And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "The Settlers", "The Green Morning", "The Locusts", "Night Meeting", "The Shore", "Usher II", "Interim", "The Musicians", "The Wilderness", "Way in the Middle of the Air", "The Naming of Names"", "Usher II" (also called "Carnival of Madness"), "The Old Ones", "The Martian", "The Luggage Store", "The Off Season", "The Watchers", "The Silent Towns", "The Long Years", "There Will Come Soft Rains", "The Million-Year Picnic"; some editions "The Fire Balloons"

1951

The Illustrated Man Eighteen stories

First book appearance of "The Illustrated Man" (prologue), "The Veldt", "Kaleidoscope", "The Other Foot", "The Highway", "The Man", "The Long Rain", "The Rocket Man", "The Last Night of the World", "The Exiles" (also called "The Mad Wizards of Mars"), "No Particular Night or Morning", "The Fox and the Forest", "The Visitor", "The Concrete Mixer", "Marionettes, Inc.", "The City", "Zero Hour", "The Rocket"; British edition "The Playground"

1953

Fahrenheit 451 Novel

The Golden Apples of the Sun Twenty-two stories

First book appearance of "The Fog Horn", "The Pedestrian", "", "The Wilderness", "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl", "Invisible Boy", "The Flying Machine", "The Murderer", "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind", "I See You Never", "Embroidery", "The Big Black and White Game", "A Sound of Thunder", "The Great Wide World Over There", "Powerhouse", "En la Noche", "Sun and Shadow", "The Meadow", "The Garbage Collector", "The Great Fire", "Hail and Farewell", "The Golden Apples of the Sun"

1955

The October Country Nineteen stories

First book appearance of "The Dwarf", "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse", The Man Upstairs", "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone"

1957

Dandelion Wine Stories, fixed up as novel

First book appearance of "Illumination", "Dandelion Wine", Summer in the Air", "Season of Sitting", "The Happiness Machine", "Season of Disbelief", "The Last, the Very Last", "The Green Machine", "The Trolley", "Statues", "The Windo", "The Swan", "The Whole Town's Sleeping", "Good-by, Grandma", "The Tarot Witch", "Hotter Than Summer", "Dinner at Danw", "The Magical Kitchen", "Green Wine for Dreaming"

1959

A Medicine for Melancholy Twenty-two stories

First book appearance of "In a Season of Calm Weather", "The Dragon", "A Medicine for Melancholy", "The End of the Beginning", "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit", "Fever Dream", "The Marriage Mender", "The Town Where No One Got Off", "A Scent of Sarsaparilla", "Icarus Montgolfier Wright", "The Headpiece", "Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed", "The Smile", "The First Night of Lent", "The Time of Going Away", "All Summer in a Day", "The Gift", "The Great Collision of Monday Last", "The Little Mice", "The Shore Line at Sunset", "The Strawberry Window", "The Day It Rained Forever"

The Day It Rained Forever (British edition of A Medicine for Melancholy) Twenty-three stories

First book appearance of "Referent", "Almost the End of the World", "Here There Be Tygers", "Perchance to Dream", "And the Rock Cried Out"

1962

Something Wicked This Way Comes Novel

The Small Assassin Thirteen stories from Dark Carnival

R is for Rocket Seventeen stories

First book appearance of "R is for Rocket", "Frost and Fire", "The Time Machine"

1964

The Machineries of Joy Twenty-one stories

First book appearance of "The Machineries of Joy", "The One Who Waits", "Tyrannosaurus Rex", "The Vacation", "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh", "Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!", "Almost the End of the World", "Perhaps We Are Going Away", "And the Sailor, Home From Sea", "El Día de Muertos", "The Illustrated Woman", ""Some Live Like Lazarus", "A Miracle of Rare Device", "And So Died Riabouchinska", "The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge", "Death and the Maiden", "A Flight of Ravens", "The Best of All Possible Worlds", "The Lifework of Juan Díaz", "To the Chicago Abyss", "The Anthem Sprinters"

1965

The Autumn People Comics, adaptations of eight stories

The Vintage Bradbury Twenty-seven stories

1966

Tomorrow Midnight Comics, adaptations of eight stories

S is for Space Sixteen stories

First book appearance of "Chrysalis", "Pillar of Fire", "Time in Thy Flight", "The Pedestrian", "Hail and Farewell","Invisible Boy", "Come Into My Cellar", "The Screaming Woman", "The Smile", "The Trolley", The Flying Machine"

Twice 22 Forty-four stories from The Golden Apples of the Sun and A Medicine for Melancholy

1969

I Sing the Body Electric Eighteen stories

First book appearance of "The Kilimanjaro Device", "The Terrible Conflagration Up at the Place", "Tomorrow's Child", "The Women", "The Inspired Chicken Motel", "Downwind from Gettysburg", "Yes, We'll Gather at the River", "The Cold Wind and the Warm", "Night Call, Collect", "The Haunting of the New", "I Sing the Body Electric!", "The Tombling Day", "Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine", "Heavy-Set", "The Man in the Rorschach Shirt", "Henry the Ninth", "The Lost City of Mars", "Christus Apollo"

1972

The Halloween Tree Novel

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays Three plays

First book appearance of plays "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit", "The Veldt", "To the Chicago Abyss"

1975

Ray Bradbury Fifteen stories

Pillar of Fire and Other Plays Three plays

First book appearance of plays "Pillar of Fire", " Kaleidoscope", " The Foghorn"

1976

Long After Midnight Stories

First book appearance of "The Blue Bottle", "One Timeless Spring", "The Parrot Who Met Papa", "The Burning Man", "A Piece of Wood", "The Messiah", "G.B.S.-Mark V", "The Utterly Perfect Murder", "Punishment Without Crime", "Getting Through Sunday Somehow", "Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds", "Interval in Sunlight", "A Story of Love", "The Wish", "Forever and the Earth", "The Better Part of Wisdom", "Darling Adolf", "The Miracles of Jamie", "The October Game", "The Pumpernickel", "Long After Midnight", "Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!"

1979

The Fog Horn and Other Stories Six stories

1980

The Last Circus and the Electrocution Two stories and an essay

First book appearance of stories "The Electrocution"; essay "Under the Mushroom Tent"

The Stories of Ray Bradbury One hundred stories

First book appearance of "The Leave-Taking", "Exorcism", "Calling Mexico", "The Picasso Summer", "The Black Ferris", "Farewell Summer", "McGillahee's Brat", "The Aqueduct", "Gotcha!"

1983

Dinosaur Tales Six illustrated stories

First book appearance of "Besides A Dinosaur, Whatta Ya Wanna Be When You Grow Up?", "Lo, the Dear, Daft Dinosaurs!", "What If I Said: The Dinosaur's Not Dead?"

1984

A Memory of Murder Fifteen stories

First book appearance of "A Careful Man Dies", "It Burns Me Up", "Half-Pint Homicide", "Four-Way Funeral", "The Long Night", "Corpse Carnival", "Hell's Half-Hour", "The Long Way Home", "Wake for the Living" (called "The Coffin" in Dark Carnival)", "I'm Not So Dumb", "The Trunk Lady", "Yesterday I Lived", "Dead Men Rise Up Never", "The Candy Skull""

1985

Death Is a Lonely Business Novel

1988

The Toynbee Convector Twenty-three stories

First book appearance of "The Toynbee Convector", "Trapdoor", "On the Orient, North", "One Night in Your Life", "West of October", "The Last Circus", "The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair", "I Suppose You Are Wondering Why We Are Here?", "Lafayette, Farewell", "Banshee", "Promises, Promises", "The Love Affair", "One for His Lordship, and One for the Road!", "At Midnight, in the Month of June", "Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned", "By the Numbers!", "A Touch of Petulance", "Long Division", "Come, and Bring Constance!", "Junior", "The Tombstone", "The Thing at the Top of the Stairs", ""Colonel Stonesteel’s Genuine Home-Made Truly Egyptian Mummy"

1990

A Graveyard for Lunatics Novel

Classic Stories 1 Stories

Classic Stories 2 Stories

1991

The Parrot Who Met Papa Two stories

Selected from Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed One story, several essays

1992

Green Shadows, White Whale Fictionalized memoir

1996

Quicker Than The Eye Novel

1997

Driving Blind Novel

2001

From the Dust Returned Twenty-three stories, fixed up as novel

First book appearance of "Prologue: The Beautiful One Is Here", "The Town and the Place", "Anuba Arrives", "The High Attic", "The Sleeper and Her Dreams", "The Wondering Witch", "Whence Timothy?", "The House, the Spider, and the Child", "Mouse, Far-Traveling", "West of October", "Many Returns", "Nostrum Paracelsius Crook", "The October People", "The Whisperers", "The Theban Voice", "Make Haste to Live", "The Chimney Sweeps", "The Traveler", "Return to the Dust", "The One Who Remembers", "The Gift"

Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories Stories

The Playground Stories

2002

Let's All Kill Constance Novel

One More for the Road Twenty-five stories

First book appearance of "First Day", "First Day", "Heart Transplant", "Quid Pro Quo", "After the Ball", "In Memoriam", "Téte-á-Téte", "The Dragon Danced at Midnight", "The Nineteenth", "Beasts", "Autumn Afternoon", "Where All Is Emptiness There Is Room to Move", "One-Woman Show", "The Laurel and Hardy Alpha Centauri Farewell Tour", "Leftovers", "One More for the Road", "Tangerine", "With Smiles as Wide as Summer", "Time Intervening", "The Enemy in the Wheat", "Fore!", "My Son, Max", "The F.Scott/Tolstoy/Ahab Accumulator", "Well, What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?", "Diane de Forét", "The Cricket on the Hearth", "Afterword: Metaphors, the Breakfast of Champions""

2003

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales Stories

Is That You, Herb? Story

2004

The Cat's Pajamas: Stories Twnety stories, poem

First book appearance of "The Island", "The Island", "Sometime Before Dawn", "Hail to the Chief", "We'll Just Act Natural", "Ole, Orozco! Siqueiros, Si!", "The House", "The John Wilkes Booth/Warner Brothers/MGM/NBC Funeral Train", "The Cat's Pajamas", "Triangle", "The Mafioso Cement-Mixing Machine", "The Ghosts", "Where's my Hat, What's my Hurry?", "The Transformation", "Sixty-six", "A Matter of Taste", "I Get the Blues When it Rains (A Remembrance)", "All my Enemies are Dead", "The Completist"; poem "Epilogue: The R.B., G.K.C., and G.B.S. Forever Orient Express"

2005

A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories Stories

First book appearance of "The Sound of Summer Running"

2006

Farewell Summer Novel

2007

The Dragon Who Ate His Tail Three stories, screeenplay

First book appearance of stories "The Dragon Who Ate His Tail", ""...To the Future""; screenplay "Fox and The Forest"

Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band is Playing and Leviathan '99 Stories

Summer Morning, Summer Night Twenty-five stories

First book appearance of "End of Summer", "The Great Fire", "All on a Summer's Night", "Miss Bidwell", "The Pumpernickel", "At Midnight, in the Month of June", "A Walk in Summer", "Autumn Afternoon", "Arrival and Departure", "The Beautiful Lady", "Love Potion", "Night Meeting", "The Death of So-and-So", "I Got Something You Ain't Got!", "The Waders", "The Dog", "The River That Went to the Sea", "Over, Over, Over, Over, Over, Over, Over, Over!", "The Projector", "The People with Seven Arms", "A Serious Discussion (or Evil in the World)", "The Fireflies", "The Circus", "The Cemetery (or The Tombyard)", "Summer's End"

2009

Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2 Stories

We'll Always Have Paris: Stories Twenty-two stories

First book appearance of "Massinello Pietro", "The Visit", "The Twilight Greens", "The Murder", "When the Bough Breaks", "We'll Always Have Paris", "Ma Perkins Comes to Stay", "Doubles", "Pater Caninus", "Arrival and Departure", "Last Laugh", "Pietrà Summer", "Fly Away Home", "Un-Pillow Talk", "Come Away With Me", "Apple-Core Baltimore", "The Rincarnate", "Remembrance, Ohio", "If Paths Must Cross Again", "Miss Appletree and I", "A Literary Encounter", "America"

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation Graphic novel, illustrated Tim Hamilton

2010

A Pleasure To Burn Sixteen stories

First book appearance of "The Library", "Bright Phoenix", "Bonfire", "The Fireman"

The Martian Chronicles: The Complete Edition Fifty stories

First book appearance of "The Lonely Ones", "The Disease", "Dead of Summer", "The Martian Ghosts", "Jemima True", "They All Had Grandfathers", "Way in the Middle of the Air", "The Wheel", "The Marriage", "Holiday", "Payment in Full"

2011

The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: A Critical Edition — Volume 1, 1938–1943 Stories

2014

The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: A Critical Edition — Volume 2, 1943–1944 Stories

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