Recommended books by Richard Matheson

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The definitive collection of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the 20th century" (Ray Bradbury), edited by award-winning author Victor LaValle Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for novels like I Am Legend and his sixteen Twilight Zone episodes, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories. Since his first story appeared in 1950, virtually every major writer of science fiction,...
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I Am Legend is a gloomy apocalyptic novel by author Richard Matheson (published in 1954). Without spectacular chases or extraterrestrial monsters, and so as much a psychological novel as a science fiction or horror book. Rough and strong, but not really thrillingly exciting. The American movie from the book (with Will Smith's as lead role) was released in movie theaters in December 2007. Robert Neville is the last normal person on earth after there has been a pandemic that has changed the rest...
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Richard Burton Matheson (1926-2013) was an American writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction books. He is also known as a scriptwriter, including for the television series The Twilight Zone. Among the most famous works of Matheson are I Am Legend (1954), The Shrinking Man (1956), A Stir of Echoes (1958), Hell House (1971) and What Dreams May Come (1978). Many of his works have been filmed. Hell House is a typical horror book about a bewitched house, but like Stephen King said, "Hell...
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The New York Times bestsellerA LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS HEAVEN AND HELLWhat happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.Richard Matheson's powerful tale of life---and...
 
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Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space, written by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy.Matheson's classic novel tells the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actress of the previous century. Somewhere in Time...
Book cover from Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard Mathesonby Richard Matheson
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Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination.Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including:"Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first...
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Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the people around him-and learning shocking secrets he never wanted to know. But as Tom's existence becomes a waking nightmare, even greater jolts are in store as he becomes the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave!This eerie ghost story, by award-winning author of Hell House and I Am Legend, inspired the acclaimed...
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THE FIRST OF 3 VOLUMES OF ALL OF RICHARD MATHESON'S PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES
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SECOND VOLUME OF 3 OF THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD MATHESON
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On the isolated road of the American highway... terror rides on 18 wheels! Tales of diesel-fueled fear from three masters of horror fiction. With Throttle, acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson's classic short story, Duel. Now, IDW is proud to present comic book versions of both stories in Road Rage, adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa...