Hart-Davis hardcover, first edition 1959. Cover art by Joseph Mugnaini.


Penguin paperback (UK).

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Details of First publication
(and other notes)

The Day it Rained Forever

    Harper’s, July 1957

In a Season of Calm Weather

    First published as “The Picasso Summer”, Playboy, January 1957

The Dragon

    Esquire, August 1955

The End of the Beginning

    First published as "Next Stop: The Stars", Maclean’s, October 27 1956

The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit

    First published as "The Magic White Suit", Saturday Evening Post, October 4 1958

Fever Dream

    Weird Tales, September 1948.


    Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1948 (under pseudonym Brett Sterling)

The Marriage Mender

    Collier's, January 22 1954

The Town Where No One Got Off

Ray Bradbury Theater   Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1958

Icarus Montgolfier Wright

    The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1956.

Almost the End of the World

    The Reporter, December 26 1957.

Dark They Were, and Golden-eyed

    First published as "The Naming of Names", Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1949.

The Smile

    Fantastic, Summer 1952

Here There be Tygers

    New Tales of Space and Time, ed. Raymond J. Healy, Holt 1951
The Headpiece     Lilliput, May 1958
Perchance to Dream     First published as "Asleep in Armageddon", Planet Stories, Winter 1948

The Time of Going Away

    The Reporter, November 29 1956

The Gift

    Esquire, December 1952

The Little Mice

    First published as "The Mice", Escapade, October 1955

The Sunset Harp

    The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1949.
A Scent of Sarsaparilla     Star Science Fiction Stories #1, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine 1953
And the Rock Cried Out     First published as "The Millionth Murder", Manhunt, September 1953

The Strawberry Window

    Star Science Fiction Stories #3, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine 1954

The Day it Rained Forever

First published by Hart-Davis in 1959.

The similar US book, A Medicine for Melancholy, which has slightly different contents, was published a few weeks earlier.

Picture shows Penguin paperback edition (1980). Cover art by Adrian Chesterman.

The Day it Rained Forever

This table lists the contents of The Day it Rained Forever, and links to adaptations of the stories in various media.