The Stories of Ray Bradbury

This table lists the contents of The Stories of Ray Bradbury, and links to adaptations of the stories in various media.

Story
Film/TV
Audio
Details of First publication
(and other notes)
Introduction: Drunk, and in Charge of a Bicycle  
The Night  
Weird Tales, July 1946.
Homecoming  
Mademoiselle, October 1946
Uncle Einar  
Dark Carnival (1947)
The Traveller  
Weird Tales, December 1945
The Lake  
Weird Tales, May 1944.
The Coffin  
First published as "Wake for the Living", Dime Mystery Magazine, September 1947.
The Crowd Ray Bradbury Theater
Weird Tales, May 1943.
The Scythe  
Weird Tales, July 1943
There Was an Old Woman  
Weird Tales, July 1944
There Will Come Soft Rains  
Collier's, May 6 1950
Mars is Heaven  
The Silent Towns  
Charm, March 1949
The Earth Men Ray Bradbury Theater
Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1948.
The Off Season  
The Million-Year Picnic  
The Fox and the Forest  
First published as "To the Future", Collier's, May 13 1950
Kaleidoscope  
The Rocket Man  
Maclean’s, March 1 1951
Marionettes, Inc.  
Startling Stories, March 1949.
No Particular Night or Morning  
The Illustrated Man (1951)
The City  
First published as "Purpose", Startling Stories, July 1950.
The Fire Balloons  
First published as "In This Sign…", Imagination, April 1951.
The Last Night of the World  
Esquire, February 1951
The Veldt  
First published as "The World the Children Made", Saturday Evening Post, September 23 1950
The Long Rain  
First published as "Death-by-Rain", Planet Stories, summer 1950
The Great Fire  
Seventeen, March 1949
The Wilderness  
Today, April 6 1952; revised version in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November 1952
A Sound of Thunder  
Collier's, June 28 1952.
The Murderer  
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)
The April Witch  
Saturday Evening Post, April 4 1952.
Invisible Boy  
Mademoiselle, November 1945.
The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind  
Epoch, winter 1953.
The Fog Horn The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
First published as "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", Saturday Evening Post, June 23 1951.
The Big Black and White Game  
The American Mercury, August 1944
Embroidery  
Marvel Science Fiction, November 1951
The Golden Apples of the Sun  
Powerhouse  
Charm, March 1948
Hail and Farewell  
Today, March 29 1953
The Great Wide World Over There  
First published as "Cora and the Great Wide World Over There", Maclean’s, August 15 1952
The Playground Ray Bradbury Theater
Weird Tales, 1943.
Skeleton  
Weird Tales, September 1945.
The Man Upstairs  
Harper’s, March 1947
Touched with Fire Alfred Hitchcock Presents
First published as "Shopping for Death", Maclean's, June 1 1954
The Emissary  
Dark Carnival (1947)
The Jar The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Weird Tales, November 1944.
The Small Assassin Ray Bradbury Theater
The Small Assassin
Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1946
The Next in Line  
Dark Carnival (1947)
Jack-in-the-Box  
Dark Carnival (1947)
The Leave-Taking  
The Saturday Evening Post May 25 1957
Exorcism  
Dandelion Wine (1957)
The Happiness Machine  

Saturday Evening Post, September 14 1957

Calling Mexico  
First published as "The Window", Collier's, August 5 1950
The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit  
First published as "The Magic White Suit", Saturday Evening Post, October 4 1958
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed  
First published as "The Naming of Names", Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1949.
The Strawberry Window  
Star Science Fiction Stories #3, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine 1954
A Scent of Sarsaparilla  
Star Science Fiction Stories #1, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine 1953
The Picasso Summer  
Playboy, January 1957
The Day It Rained Forever  
Harper’s, July 1957
A Medicine for Melancholy  
A Medicine for Melancholy (1960)
The Shoreline at Sunset  
First published as "The Sunset Harp", The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1959
Fever Dream  
Weird Tales, September 1948.
The Town Where No One Got Off Ray Bradbury Theater
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1958
All Summer in a Day  
Frost and Fire  
First published as "The Creatures that Time Forgot", Planet Stories, fall 1946
The Anthem Sprinters  
First published as “The Queen’s Own Evaders”, Playboy, June 1963.
And So Died Riabouchinska Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Saint, Jun/Jul 1952
Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! Alfred Hitchcock Presents
First published as "Come into my Cellar", Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1962. Story first used by Bradbury in Alfred Hitchcock Presents script "Special Delivery" (1959)
The Vacation  
Playboy, December 1963
The Illustrated Woman  
Playboy, March 1961
Some Live Like Lazarus  
First published as "Very Late in the Evening", Playboy, December 1960
The Best of All Possible Worlds  
Playboy, August 1959
The One Who Waits  
Arkham Sampler, summer 1949
Tyrannosaurus Rex  
First published as "The Prehistoric Producer", Saturday Evening Post, June 23 1962
The Screaming Woman Ray Bradbury Theater
Today, May 27 1951
The Terrible Conflagration up at the Place  
I Sing The Body Electric! (1969)
Night Call, Collect  
First published as “I, Mars”, Super Science Stories, April 1949.
The Tombling Day  
Shenandoah, fall 1952
The Haunting of the New  
Vogue (UK), October 1 1969
Tomorrow's Child  
First published as "The Shape of Things", Thrilling Wonder Stories, February 1948
I Sing the Body Electric!  
First published as "The Beautiful One is Here", McCall's, August 1969
The Women  
Famous Fantasic Mysteries, October 1948
The Inspired Chicken Motel  
First published as "The Inspired Chicken Bungalow Court", West, November 2 1969
Yes, We'll Gather at the River  
I Sing The Body Electric! (1969)
Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!  
Penthouse, October 1973
A Story of Love  
First published as "These Things Happen", McCall's, May 1951
The Parrot Who Met Papa  
Playboy, January 1972
The October Game  
Weird Tales, March 1948.
Punishment Without Crime  
Other Worlds, 1950
A Piece of Wood  
Esquire, June 1952
The Blue Bottle  
First published as "Death-Wish", Planet Stories, Fall 1950.
Long After Midnight  
First published as "The Long-After-Midnight Girl", Eros, winter 1963
The Utterly Perfect Murder  
First published as "My Perfect Murder", Playboy, August 1971
The Better Part of Wisdom  
Harper’s Weekly, September 6 1975
Interval in Sunlight  
Esquire, March 1954
The Black Ferris  
Weird Tales, May 1948.
Farewell Summer  
McGillahee's Brat  
The Irish Press, March 21 1970
The Aqueduct  
Gotcha!  
Redbook, August 1978
The End of the Beginning  
First published as "Next Stop: The Stars", Maclean’s, October 27 1956

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

First published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1980.

Picture shows the Knopf first edition (1980). Cover design by R.D. Scudellari.

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