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Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
My review can be found in my responses to the multi choice questions already answered. In a nutshell, barely intriguing, completely frightening stories that meander off into the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic speculative fiction, with well-written characters and a masterful grasp of the short story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arkhadtoa
Matheson was an outstanding writer. Beyond some of the best episodes of Twilight Zone, he wrote Duel, A Stir of Echoes, I am Legend, Somewhere in Time, What Dreams May Come, and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Abner Rosenweig
It suck"t you know that it was horrible to read for kids and adults it is so bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Published 14 months ago by bjeweld76
Great anthology. I remember reading some of these stories when I first became enthralled with SF, more than 40 years ago. They hold up well. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jacob Huelstrunk
I can't believe Matheson wrote these so long ago! He's amazing. Each story is short and to a point. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Perhaps Matheson needs more time to set up a story, so the short story is not his best medium. Whatever the reason, this wasn't worth the read. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by KOG
Matheson's ''I am legend'' is one of the best novels I've ever read. I watched ''Real Steel'' with my kids and loved it, and saw in the credits that Matheson had written the short... Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Muti1971