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Title: Pillar of Fire Title Record # 58422
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date: 1948-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note:
  • There is a play titled Pillar of Fire (1975) http://www.billoberst.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Pillar_Of_Fire_Touring_EPK.pdf that may be related to this short story.
Synopsis: A man who died in 1933 finds himself awakening in 2349 as his grave is being excavated, as all dead people are now being cremated as part of an effort to eliminate any dark or disturbing influences, including the work of Bierce, Poe, Lovecraft, etc.; the rage this generates within him at the loss of an important part of human heritage is the force which animates him as he resolves to create an army of others like him and reverse the trend.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Jürgen Abel
German Feuersäule
1993Translated by Sari Kallioinen and/or Anita Puumalainen
Finnish Tulipatsas
2017Translated by Oliver Plaschka
German Feuersäule

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Planet Stories, Summer 1948 1948-05-00 ed. Paul L. Payne Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.   $0.20 132
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-03-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-05-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Other Side of the Moon 1956-00-00 ed. August Derleth Grayson & Grayson   10/6 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One 1959-11-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Doubleday   $5.95 527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sydney Butchkes  
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One 1960-02-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Doubleday / SFBC   $2.20 527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sydney Butchkes Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1963-07-00 ed. August Derleth Panther 1541 2/6 144
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
S Is for Space 1966-08-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $3.50 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
S Is for Space 1966-08-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $4.25 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The Midnight People 1968-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Leslie Frewin 0-09-090040-5 30/- 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
S Is for Space 1968-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis   21/- 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Vampires at Midnight 1970-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Grosset & Dunlap     255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jeff Jones  
S Is for Space 1970-11-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5621 $0.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1970-11-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5621 $0.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
S Is for Space 1971-03-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5621 $0.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
S Is for Space 1972-00-00 Ray Bradbury Pan Books 0-330-23167-7 £0.25 221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1972-00-00 Ray Bradbury Pan Books 0-330-23167-7 £0.30 221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1972-03-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5621 $0.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1972-11-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder SP5621 $0.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Midnight People 1974-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Ensign Books 0-7235-5205-3 £0.30 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
S Is for Space 1974-07-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP7961 $0.95 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1974-11-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP7961 $0.95 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Stunde der Vampire 1974-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1527) 3-436-02002-8 DM 4.80 197
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Klaus Endrikat , Wenn Checkmark
The Midnight People 1975-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Everest Books 0-903925-86-9 £0.50 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
S Is for Space 1976-04-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books Q2871 $1.25 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
S Is for Space 1978-03-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-11017-9 $1.50 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
S Is for Space 1978-04-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-11932-X $1.75 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ian Miller Checkmark
S Is for Space 1979-09-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-13504-X $1.95 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ian Miller Checkmark
S Is for Space 1981-01-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-14859-1 $2.25 211
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ian Miller Checkmark
Classic Stories 2 1990-05-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Spectra (The Grand Master Editions) 0-553-28638-2 $3.95 341
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Don Maitz  
Toiset taivaat 1993-00-00 Ray Bradbury Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (FAN) 951-0-18760-7   311
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jukka Murtosaari Checkmark
Vampires at Midnight 1993-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Warner Books UK 0-7515-0146-8 £4.99 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Tomorrow Sucks 1994-10-00 ed. Greg Cox, T. K. F. Weisskopf Baen 0-671-87626-0 $4.99 xii+
274
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth David Mattingly Checkmark
A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories 1998-00-00 Ray Bradbury Avon Books 0-380-73086-3 $12.95 307
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Tim O'Brien  
A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories 2001-00-00 Ray Bradbury Perennial / HarperCollins 0-380-73086-3 $13.95 307
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Tim O'Brien Checkmark
S Is for Space 2005-10-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 1-904619-80-0 $25.00 217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
S Is for Space 2005-10-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 1-904619-81-9 $75.00 217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
S Is for Space 2005-10-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 1-904619-79-7 $295.00 217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
Match to Flame: The Fictional Path to Fahrenheit 451 2006-00-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-86-8 $110.00 484
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Donn Albright  
Match to Flame: The Fictional Path to Fahrenheit 451 2006-00-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-86-8 $400.00 484
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Donn Albright  
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 2010-05-00 Ray Bradbury Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-290-0 $35.00 300
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joseph Mugnaini Checkmark
Tomorrow Sucks 2011-00-00 ed. Greg Cox, T. K. F. Weisskopf Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2680-0 $6.98 283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 2011-08-00 Ray Bradbury Harper Perennial 978-0-06-207102-6 $14.99 [6]+
389
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Joseph Mugnaini Checkmark
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 2011-08-11 Ray Bradbury Harper Perennial / SFBC 978-1-61793-013-3 / 13-407152 $12.99 304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joseph Mugnaini  
A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories 2013-04-30 Ray Bradbury William Morrow / HarperCollins 978-0-06-224210-5 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
A Pleasure to Burn 2013-05-21 Ray Bradbury William Morrow / HarperCollins 978-0-06-207103-3 $10.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
S is for Space: Meisterhafte Storys 2017-09-00 Ray Bradbury Knaur (Knaur-Taschenbücher) 978-3-426-52073-4 €10.99 284
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
R Is for Rocket / S Is for Space 2019-00-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 978-1-78636-353-4 £59.99 432
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Tomislav Tikulin , Tomislav Tikulin Checkmark
Classic Stories 2 date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Spectra 0-553-28638-2 $4.99 341
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Don Maitz Checkmark
The Midnight People date unknown ed. Peter Haining Popular Library 445-01359-075 $0.75 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio  
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