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The best of Richard Matheson / edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Penguin classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC MAT (Text) 39230031844531 Adult Books Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC MAT (Text) 37323005319739 FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143130178
  • ISBN: 014313017X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 407 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Born of man and woman -- Prey -- Witch war -- Shipshape home -- Blood son -- Where there's a will / written with Richard Christian Matheson -- Dying room only -- Counterfeit bills -- Death ship -- Dance of the dead -- Man with a club -- Button, button -- Duel -- Day of reckoning -- Prisoner -- Dress of white silk -- Haircut -- Nightmare at 20,000 feet -- Funeral -- Third from the Sun -- Last day -- Long distance call -- Deus ex Machina -- One for the books -- Now die in it -- Conqueror -- Holiday man -- No such thing as a vampire -- Big surprise -- A visit to Santa Claus -- Finger prints -- Mute -- Shock wave.
Summary, etc.:
"The first career retrospective 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, horror, and fantasy has fallen under his influence, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill, as well as filmmakers like Stephen Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. Matheson revolutionized horror by taking it out of Gothic castles and strange cosmos and setting it in the darkened streets and suburbs we recognize as our own. He infused tales of the fantastic and supernormal with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world. The Best of Richard Mathesonbrings together his greatest hits as chosen by Victor LaValle, an expert on horror fiction and one of its brightest talents, marking the first major overview of Matheson's legendary career. "[Matheson is] the author who influenced me most as a writer."--Stephen King "Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories. For me, he is in the same category as Bradbury and Asimov."--Steven Spielberg "He was a giant, and YOU KNOW HIS STORIES, even if you think you don't." -Neil Gaiman"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: FICTION > Science Fiction > Short Stories.
FICTION > Horror.
FICTION > Fantasy > Short Stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.
Horror fiction.

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