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Steel: And Other Stories Paperback – Bargain Price, September 27, 2011
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This is the story, among others in this collection, that sparked the screenplay for Real Steel - but it is so not the same story! From my perspective, this is a better story for reading than the plot of the movie would be. The drive to excel, refusal to quit, willingness to suffer in pursuit of one's dreams - these are human qualities; and in Matheson's story, they belong to the human fighter.
The other stories in this collection serve to remind us why Matheson's ideas have given us so many movies, like Duel, I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, A Stir of Echoes and The Incredible Shrinking Man.
the first story - Steel - was used as the basis for the Hugh Jackman movie Steel about the father and son building a robot (and by based, I mean loosely - it follows a character who has an old robot for a robot fight - so same world, diff plot).
Once I read the first story, I kept reading all the other stories quickly. There is huge variety in plots/stories. Nothing too long. Short, easy reading.
I read this after "a fall of moon dust" and feel they are similar.