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The Best Ray Bradbury Books

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List of the best Ray Bradbury books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ray Bradbury is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. He is best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, for which he received a Prometheus Award in 1984. He is also one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ray Bradbury who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

The October Country and Something Wicked This Way Comes are included in this list. What are Ray Bradbury's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    Fahrenheit 451
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    Fahrenheit 451

    Ray Bradbury

    First Published1953

    SubjectsBibliophilia, American science fiction, Literature, Book burning, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Children's literature, Dystopia, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 2
    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    First Published1962

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Soft science fiction, Horror Film, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #287 of 1,234 The Best Novels Ever Written#11 of 186 The Scariest Horror Books of All Time

  • 3
    The Martian Chronicles
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    8

    First Published1950

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction, Literature, Classics, Drama

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Fiction, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #69 of 154 The Greatest American Novels#63 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read

  • 4
    Dandelion Wine
    29
    9

    Dandelion Wine

    Ray Bradbury

    First Published1957

    SubjectsMusic, Classics, Illinois

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Autobiographical novel, Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 5
    The Illustrated Man
    27
    8

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 6
    The October Country
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    4

    First Published1956

    SubjectsLiterary, American science fiction, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 7
    A Graveyard for Lunatics

    First Published1990-07

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Mystery, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 8
    The Halloween Tree
    17
    5

    The Halloween Tree

    Ray Bradbury

    SubjectsTime travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 9
    The Golden Apples of the Sun

    First Published1953

    SubjectsLiterary, American science fiction

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 10
    The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories

    Genres (Book)Short story, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 11
    Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories

    Genres (Book)Short story, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 12
    A Sound of Thunder
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    A Sound of Thunder

    Ray Bradbury

    First PublishedJan 01 1952

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 13
    Green Shadows, White Whale

    SubjectsIreland

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Soft science fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 14
    The Dragon
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    The Dragon

    Ray Bradbury

    First Published1955-08

    Genres (Book)Short story, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 15
    Selected from Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed

    SubjectsClassics

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 16
    Dark Carnival
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    Dark Carnival

    Ray Bradbury

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 17
    The Parrot Who Met Papa

    Genres (Book)Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 18
    Dinosaur Tales
    8
    4

    Dinosaur Tales

    Ray Bradbury

    SubjectsDinosaurs

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 19
    Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Short story, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 20
    The Veldt
    7
    4

    The Veldt

    Ray Bradbury

    First PublishedSep 23 1950

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 21
    Death Is a Lonely Business

    First Published1985-10

    SubjectsCalifornia

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 22
    The Toynbee Convector
    6
    4

    SubjectsTime travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Horror Film, Fiction, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 23
    Is That You, Herb?
    6
    4

    Is That You, Herb?

    Ray Bradbury

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 24
    The Pedestrian
    7
    6

    The Pedestrian

    Ray Bradbury

    First Published1951-08-07

    Genres (Book)Short story, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 25
    Classic Stories 1
    4
    2

    Classic Stories 1

    Ray Bradbury

    Genres (Book)Horror Film, Short story, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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