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Ray Bradbury

(Ray Douglas Bradbury)
USA flag (1920 - 2012)

Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy and horror author who rejected being categorized as a science fiction author, claiming that his work was based on the fantastical and unreal. His best known novel is Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian study of future American society in which critical thought is outlawed. He is also remembered for several other popular works, including The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury won the Pulitzer in 2004, and is one of the most celebrated authors of the 21st century. He died in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror
New Books
November 2023

   Dark Carnival (1947)
   The Golden Apples of the Sun (1950)
   The Martian Chronicles (1950)
     aka The Silver Locusts
   The Illustrated Man (1951)
   The October Country (1956)
   The Day It Rained Forever (1959)
   A Medicine for Melancholy (1959)
   Twice 22 (1959)
   R Is for Rocket (1960)
   The Anthem Sprinters (1963)
   The Machineries of Joy (1964)
   The Vintage Bradbury (1965)
   S Is for Space (1966)
   Tomorrow Midnight (1966)
   I Sing the Body Electric! (1969)
   Fever Dream and Other Fantasies (1970) (with Robert Bloch)
   The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1972)
   Pillar of Fire (1973)
   When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed (poems) (1973)
   The Small Assassin (1976)
   Long After Midnight (1976)
   Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (poems) (1977)
   Twin Hieroglyphs That Swim the River Dust (1978)
   Beyond 1984 (1979)
   This Attic Where the Meadow Greens (poems) (1979)
   To Sing Strange Songs (1979)
   The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980)
   The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (poems) (1981)
   The Ghosts of Forever (1981)
   Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury (poems) (1982)
   The Love Affair (1982)
   Dinosaur Tales (1983)
   The Smile (1984)
   A Memory of Murder (1984)
   Forever and the Earth (1984)
   A Sound of Thunder (1986)
   The Million Year Picnic (1986)
   Cuts (1987)
   Death Has Lost Its Charm for Me (poems) (1987)
   Fever Dream (Night Lights) (1987)
   The Toynbee Convector (1988)
   Classic Stories 1 (1990)
   On Stage (1991)
   Quicker Than the Eye (1992)
   The Ravine and Here There Be Tigers (1994)
   With Cat for Comforter (1997)
   Driving Blind (1997)
   A Chapbook for Burnt Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers (1998)
   Kaleidoscope (1998)
   Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories (2001)
   They Have Not Seen the Stars (poems) (2001)
   I Live by the Invisible (poems) (2002)
   One More for the Road (2002)
   Bradbury Stories (2003)
   It Came from Outer Space (2004)
   The Cat's Pajamas (2004)
   The Homecoming (2006)
   Now and Forever (2007)
   The Dragon Ate His Tail (2007)
   Skeletons (2008)
   Summer Morning, Summer Night (2008)
   Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1 (2008)
   Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2 (2008)
   We'll Always Have Paris (2009)
   Marionettes, Inc. (2009)
   Bullet Trick (2009)
   A Pleasure to Burn (2010)
   Nine Rarities (2012)
   The Lost Bradbury (2012)
   Other Worlds (2013) (with others)
   R Is for Rocket & S Is for Space (2018)
   The 15th Science Fiction MEGAPACK (2020) (with others)
   Killer, Come Back To Me (2020)
   Venus Remembered (2020) (with Jason J Marchi)
   The Ray Bradbury Science Fiction MEGAPACK (2023)
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Anthologies edited
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   The Fog Horn (1992)
   The Other Foot (1993)
Picture Books
Graphic Novels
Novellas and Short Stories
   Lazarus Come Forth (1944)
   The Creatures that Time Forgot (1946)
     aka Frost and Fire
   Defense Mech (1946)
   Rocket Summer (1947)
   Zero Hour (1947)
   Asleep in Armageddon (1948)
   The Shape of Things (1948)
     aka Tomorrow's Child
   The Square Pegs (1948)
Short Stories
   Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed (1990)
   The Veldt (1993)
   Playground (2002)
Non fiction
   The Art of Playboy (1985)
   Zen in the Art of Writing (1989)
   Folon's Folons (1990)
   Yestermorrow (1991)
   Rod Steiger (2000)
   60 Greatest Science Fiction Shows Selected By Ray Bradbury (2001)
   Imagining Space (2001) (with Roger D Launius)
   Conversations with Ray Bradbury (2004) (with Steven L Aggelis)
   Bradbury Speaks (2005)
   Match to Flame (2007)
   Listen to the Echoes (2010) (with Sam Weller)
   Talks with the Masters (2018) (with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, James Gunn and George Zebrowski)
   Remembrance (2023)
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
Black Cat Weekly
   68. Black Cat Weekly #68 (2022) (with others)
   73. Black Cat Weekly #73 (2021) (with others)
   74. Black Cat Weekly #74 (2023) (with others)
   75. Black Cat Weekly #75 (2023) (with others)
Anthologies containing stories by Ray Bradbury
Who Knocks? (1946)
The Night Side (1947)
The Other Side of the Moon (1949)
Far Boundaries (1951)
Fever Dream and Other Fantasies (1951)
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952)
New Worlds for Old (1953)
     aka Worlds of Tomorrow
Stories for Tomorrow (1954)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 4th Series (1955)
Best SF (1955)
Best SF 2 (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1957)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 6th Series (1957)
Imagination Unlimited (1959)
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 (1959)
Spine Chillers (1961)
Best Fantasy Stories (1962)
Best Tales of Terror (1962)
The Fiend in You (1962)
The 4th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1963)
17 x Infinity (1963)
The Vampire (1963)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
A Chamber of Horrors (1965)
Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories (1965)
The Pseudo-People (1965)
Best SF 6 (1966)
Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1966)
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966)
I Can't Sleep at Night (1966)
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966)
Tomorrow's Children (1966)
The 8th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1967)
Famous Monster Tales (1967)
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967)
Tales of Terror (1967)
Time Untamed (1967)
The Evil People (1968)
The Future Makers (1968)
Legends for the Dark (1968)
The Midnight People (1968)
The Stars and Under (1968)
Three to the Highest Power (1968)
The Unspeakable People (1969)
The Witchcraft Reader (1969)
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1970)
The Freak Show (1970)
The Hollywood Nightmare (1970)
Nova 1 (1970)
A Sea of Space (1970)
A Wilderness of Stars (1970)
The Ghouls Book 2 (1971)
Some Things Fierce and Fatal (1971)
The Other Dimension (1972)
The Nightmare Reader Volume 2 (1973)
Summoned from the Tomb (1973)
Again Dangerous Visions Book 1 (1973)
Into the Unknown (1973)
Science Fiction Monthly Vol 1 No 8 (1974)
The Hounds of Hell (1974)
Space Opera (1974)
Space 2 (1974)
Tales of Unknown Horror (1974)
Gooseflesh! (1974)
Tales of Terror From Outer Space (1975)
The Ghost's Companion (1975)
The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 2 (1976)
Weird Tales Volume 2 (1976)
More of Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors (1976)
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977)
The Rivals of Dracula (1977)
Christopher Lee's Archives of Evil (1977)
Weird Legacies (1977)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
More Tales of Unknown Horror (1979)
Dark Forces (1980)
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 (1981)
Weekend Book of Science Fiction (1981)
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
The Great SF Stories 8 (1982)
The Great SF Stories 10 (1983)
The Great SF Stories 9 (1983)
Black Water (1983)
Magic for Sale (1983)
Top Fantasy (1984)
Top Science Fiction (1984)
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984)
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984)
Masques (1984)
Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction (1984)
The Great SF Stories 13 (1985)
Science-fiction Classics (1986)
Masters of Darkness (1986)
A Century of Horror 1970-1979 (1987)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1987)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
The Book of Fantasy (1988)
Into the Mummy's Tomb (1989)
Tales of the Occult (1989)
Masques 3 (1989)
Between Time and Terror (1990)
Dark Voices (1990)
Nebula Awards 24 (1990)
Urban Horrors (1990)
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown (1992)
Simulations (1993)
The Ultimate Witch (1993)
Monsters in Our Midst (1993)
Nursery Crimes (1993)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
The Best of Whispers (1994)
Tomorrow Sucks (1994)
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens (1994)
Reel Future (1994)
Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You (1995)
Tales in Space (1995)
Space Movies (1995)
The Vampire Omnibus (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Supernatural Stories (1995)
David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (1995)
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (1996)
Virtuous Vampires (1996)
Dinosaurs (1996)
Night Screams (1996)
The Wizards of Odd (1996)
American Gothic Tales (1996)
Vampires, Wine and Roses (1997)
Ackermanthology (1997)
Free Space (1997)
Dragons (1997)
Dark Terrors 3 (1997)
Time Machines (1997)
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998)
     aka The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
Scaremongers (1998)
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998)
Year's Best SF 3 (1998)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual Collection (1998)
Knights of Madness (1998)
Dangerous Vegetables (1998)
California Sorcery (1999)
Vintage Science Fiction (1999)
Technohorror (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000)
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Short stories
And the Moon Be Still as Bright
And This Did Dante Do
The Earth Men
The Headpiece
The Marriage Mender
The Old Ones
Perchance to Dream
The Town Where No One Got Off
The Crowd (1943)
Doodad (1943)
The Ducker (1943)
The Piper (1943)
R is for Rocket [short story] (1943)
     aka King of Gray Spaces
The Scythe (1943)
The Wind (1943)
Bang! You're Dead! (1944)
The Jar (1944)
The Lake (1944)
There was an Old Woman (1944)
Undersea Guardians (1944)
The Big Black and White Game (1945)
Corpse Carnival (1945)
The Dead Man (1945)
Invisible Boy (1945)
The Poems (1945)
Skeleton (1945)
The Tombstone (1945)
A Careful Man Dies (1946)
Chrysalis (1946)
Electrocution (1946)
The Emissary (1946)
The Homecoming [short story] (1946)
I See You Never (1946)
Let's Play 'Poison' (1946)
Lorelei of the Red Mist [short story] (1946) (with Leigh Brackett)
The Million-year Picnic (1946)
The Miracles of Jamie (1946)
The Night (1946)
One Timeless Spring (1946)
Our Timeless Spring (1946)
The Small Assassin [short story] (1946)
The Smiling People (1946)
The Traveller (1946)
The Cistern (1947)
El Dia de Muerte (1947)
     aka The Day of Death
The Handler (1947)
Interim (1947)
Jack-in-the-Box (1947)
The Man Upstairs (1947)
The Next in Line (1947)
Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1947)
Uncle Einar (1947)
The Black Ferris (1948)
End of Summer (1948)
Fever Dream (1948)
The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl (1948)
The Long Years (1948)
Mars Is Heaven! (1948)
The October Game (1948)
The Off Season (1948)
Pillar of Fire [short story] (1948)
Powerhouse (1948)
Referent (1948)
The Third Expedition (1948)
Tomorrow's Child (1948)
The Undead Die (1948) (with E Everett Evans)
The Visitor (1948)
The Women (1948)
Changeling (1949)
Dark They Were, and Golden-eyed (1949)
     aka The Naming of Names
The Exiles (1949)
     aka The Mad Wizards of Mars
The Great Fire (1949)
I, Mars (1949)
Kaleidoscope [short story] (1949)
The Mad Wizards of Mars (1949)
The Man (1949)
Marionettes, Inc. [short story] (1949)
The Martian (1949)
     aka Impossible
The Naming of Names (1949)
     aka Dark They Were, and Golden-eyed
Night Call, Collect (1949)
The One Who Waits (1949)
The Silent Towns (1949)
The Summer Night (1949)
     aka The Spring Night
The Blue Bottle (1950)
     aka Death-wish
The City (1950)
     aka Purpose
Forever and the Earth [short story] (1950)
The Fox and the Forest (1950)
The Green Morning (1950)
The Highway (1950)
I'll Not Look for Wine (1950)
The Illustrated Man [short story] (1950)
The Locusts (1950)
The Long Rain (1950)
     aka Death by Rain
The Luggage Store (1950)
The Musicians (1950)
Night Meeting (1950)
Punishment Without Crime (1950)
The Rocket (1950)
     aka Outcast of the Stars
The Settlers (1950)
The Shore (1950)
The Taxpayer (1950)
There Will Come Soft Rains (1950)
Usher II (1950)
     aka Carnival of Madness
The Veldt [short story] (1950)
The Watchers (1950)
Way in the Middle of the Air (1950)
The Whole Town's Sleeping (1950)
Ylla (1950)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1951)
     aka The Fog Horn
Embroidery (1951)
The Fire Balloons (1951)
The Fog Horn [short story] (1951)
     aka The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Here There Be Tygers (1951)
The Last Night of the World (1951)
No Particular Night Or Morning (1951)
The Other Foot [short story] (1951)
The Pedestrian (1951)
The Pumpernickel (1951)
The Rocket Man (1951)
The Screaming Woman (1951)
The April Witch [short story] (1952)
En La Noche (1952)
     aka Torrid Sacrifice
A Flight of Ravens (1952)
The Gift (1952)
The Great Wide World Over There (1952)
     aka Cora and the Great Wide World Over There
A Piece of Wood (1952)
The Smile [short story] (1952)
A Sound of Thunder [short story] (1952)
The Tombling Day (1952)
The Wilderness (1952)
And So Died Riabouchinska (1953)
And the Rock Cried Out (1953)
     aka The Millionth Murder
The Flying Machine (1953)
The Garbage Collector (1953)
The Golden Apples of the Sun [short story] (1953)
The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind (1953)
Hail and Farewell (1953)
The Meadow (1953)
The Murderer (1953)
The Playground (1953)
A Scent of Sarsaparilla (1953)
Sun and Shadow (1953)
Time in Thy Flight (1953)
All Summer in a Day (1954)
The Dwarf (1954)
Interval in Sunlight (1954)
It Came from Outer Space [short story] (1954)
The Strawberry Window (1954)
Touched with Fire (1954)
     aka Shopping for Death
The Watchful Poker Chip of H Matisse (1954)
The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone (1954)
The Dragon (1955)
The Little Mice (1955)
     aka The Mice
The Time Machine (1955)
The Trolley (1955)
The End of the Beginning (1956)
     aka Next Stop: the Stars
Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1956)
The Sound of Summer Running (1956)
     aka Summer in the Air
The Time of Going Away (1956)
Almost the End of the World (1957)
Dandelion Wine (excerpts) (1957)
The Day it Rained Forever [short story] (1957)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit [short story] (1958)
     aka The Magic White Suit
In a Season of Calm Weather (1959)
     aka The Picasso Summer
A Medicine for Melancholy [short story] (1959)
The Shoreline at Sunset (1959)
     aka The Sunset Harp
The Sunset Harp (1959)
     aka The Shoreline at Sunset
And the Sailor, Home from the Sea (1960)
     aka Forever Voyage
The Best of All Possible Worlds (1960)
Death and the Maiden (1960)
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (1960)
Some Live Like Lazarus (1960)
     aka Very Late in the Evening
The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge (1961)
     aka The Beggar on Dublin Bridge
The Illustrated Woman (1961)
Long After Midnight [short story] (1961)
     aka The Long-After-Midnight Girl
Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! (1962)
     aka Come Into My Cellar
Come into My Cellar (1962)
     aka Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!
Getting Through Sunday Somehow (1962)
     aka Tread Lightly to the Music
The Machineries of Joy [short story] (1962)
A Miracle of Rare Device (1962)
Perhaps We Are Going Away (1962)
The Prehistoric Producer (1962)
     aka Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex (1962)
     aka The Prehistoric Producer
The Anthem Sprinters [short story] (1963)
     aka The Queen's Own Evaders
The Lifework of Juan Diaz (1963)
To the Chicago Abyss (1963)
The Vacation (1963)
The Cold Wind and the Warm (1964)
Heavy-Set (1964)
The Kilimanjaro Device (1965)
Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's is a Friend of Mine (1966)
     aka The Best of Times
The Man in the Rorschach Shirt (1966)
The Lost City of Mars (1967)
The Year the Glop-Monster Won the Golden Lion at Cannes (1967)
Death Warmed Over (1968)
Christus Apollo (1969)
Downwind from Gettysburg (1969)
The Haunting of the New (1969)
Henry the Ninth (1969)
     aka A Final Sceptre, a Lasting Crown
I Sing the Body Electric! [short story] (1969)
     aka The Beautiful One Is Here
The Inspired Chicken Motel (1969)
     aka The Inspired Chicken Bungalow Court
The Terrible Conflagration Up at the Place (1969)
Yes, We'll Gather at the River (1969)
The Messiah (1971)
The Utterly Perfect Murder (1971)
     aka My Perfect Murder
Christ, Old Student in a New School (1972)
McGillahee's Brat (1972)
The Parrot Who Met Papa (1972)
Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You! (1973)
The Wish (1973)
That Old Dog Lying in the Dust (1974)
The Burning Man (1975)
The Better Part of Wisdom (1976)
Darling Adolf (1976)
Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds (1976)
G. B. S. - Mark V (1976)
A Story of Love (1976)
Gotcha! (1978)
The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope [short story] (1980)
The Last Circus (1980)
A Touch of Petulance (1980)
Colonel Stonesteel's Genuine Home-Made Truly Egyptian Mummy (1981)
Besides a Dinosaur, Whatta Ya Wanna Be When You Grow Up? (1983)
Lo, the Dear Daft Dinosaurs! (1983)
What If I Said: the Dinosaur's Not Dead (1983)
Banshee (1984)
The Collector Speaks (1984)
Long After Ecclesiastes (1984)
At Midnight, in the Month of June (1988)
Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned (1988)
By the Numbers! (1988)
Come, and Bring Constance! (1988)
I Suppose You Are Wondering Why We Are Here? (1988)
Junior (1988)
Lafayette, Farewell (1988)
The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair (1988)
Long Division (1988)
The Love Affair [short story] (1988)
On the Orient, North (1988)
One for His Lordship, and One for the Road! (1988)
One Night in Your Life (1988)
Promises, Promises (1988)
The Thing at the Top of the Stairs (1988)
The Toynbee Convector [short story] (1988)
Trapdoor (1988)
West of October (1988)
The Young Thing at the Top of the Stairs (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Of Absence, Darkness, Death: Things Which Are Not (1989)
Dogs Think That Every Day Is Christmas [short story] (1990)
Fee Fie Foe Fum (1993)
Last Rites (1994)
No News, or What Killed the Dog? (1994)
Unterseeboot Doktor (1994)
The Very Gentle Murders (1994)
Another Fine Mess (1995)
At the End of the Ninth Year (1995)
Dorian in Excelsis (1995)
Grand Theft (1995)
Once More, Legato (1995)
Quicker than the Eye [short story] (1995)
The Witch Door (1995)
Bug (1996)
Exchange (1996)
The Finnegan (1996)
Free Dirt (1996)
The Ghost in the Machine (1996)
Hopscotch (1996)
The Other Highway (1996)
Remember Sascha? (1996)
That Woman on the Lawn (1996)
Zaharoff/Richter Mark V (1996)
Driving Blind [short story] (1997)
Hello, I Must Be Going (1997)
The Highest Branch on the Tree (1997)
House Divided (1997)
I Wonder What's Become of Sally (1997)
If MGM Is Killed, Who Gets the Lion? (1997)
Madame Et Monsieur Shill (1997)
The Mirror (1997)
Mr Pale (1997)
Night Train to Babylon (1997)
Nothing Changes (1997)
Of What Is Past, or Passing, or to Come II (1997)
Remember Me? (1997)
Someone in the Rain (1997)
That Bird That Comes Out of the Clock (1997)
Thunder in the Morning (1997)
Virgin Resusitas (1997)
A Woman Is a Fast-Moving Picnic (1997)
Pilgrimage (1999)
The Affluence of Despair (2000)
Haunted House (2000) (with Elizabeth Albright)

World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1976)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1977)
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1977) : Long After Midnight
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1989) : The Toynbee Convector
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1989) : The Young Thing at the Top of the Stairs
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2002) : From the Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2002) : From the Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (2003) : One More for the Road

Ray Bradbury recommends
Tales of Falling and Flying (2017)
Ben Loory
"This guy can write!."
Mercury and Prometheans (2015)
Ben Bova
"I believe that by far the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the science world and world as a whole is Ben Bova."
Lone Wolves (2013)
John Smelcer
"A beautiful and moving story of courage and love."
Tunnel Vision (2011)
Gary Braver
"A wonderfully frightening and insightful tale."
In the Shadow of the Cypress (2010)
Thomas Steinbeck
"There are two Steinbecks in the world, one is John and one is Thom, and they are twins in excellence."
A Wonderful Welcome to Oz (2006)
(Oz )
L Frank Baum
"Oz is muffins and honey, summer vacation, and all the easy green time in the world."

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