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Ray Bradbury

If You Like Ray Bradbury…
Try These Authors

martianchroniclesBecause he has written in so many different categories over the years, it is almost impossible to identify other writers who match him in either style or output. However the authors on the following list share many of his stylistic sensibilties. Although Bradbury is obviously well-known for many of his novels, his reputation was originally built upon his extensive output of short stories — in today’s decreasing market for shorter works, it is unlikely any contemporary author will come forward to fill Bradbury’s shoes now that he is gone. The author names in this list are hot-linked to their holdings in our catalog, so that you may check on the availability of their titles in print or audio formats.

If it is Bradbury’s classic short stories that most interest you, we recommend taking a look at the many older SF and Fantasy anthologies from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s that exist in the library’s collection under the Dewey Decimal call numbers 813.08 and 808.83.

David Almond
Patricia Anthony
Leigh Brackett
Ramsey Campbell (horror)
Orson Scott Card (especially his fantasy series)
Peter Crowther
Henry Kuttner (a.k.a. Lewis Padgett)
Pat Murphy
Robert Reed (Lincoln, Nebraska scifi author) (especially his short story collections)
Theodore Sturgeon (especially his short story collections)

Posted and last updated June 2006 sdc / last updated March 2018 sdc