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Cell
Stephen King
0743292332
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
Witness Stephen King's triumphant, blood-spattered return to the genre that made him famous. Cell, the king of horror's homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mention the most intensely paced. Casting aside his love of elaborate character and town histories and penchant for delayed gratification, King yanks readers off their feet within the first few pages; dragging them into the fray and offering no chance catch their breath until the very last page.

In Cell King taps into readers fears of technological warfare and terrorism. Mobile phones deliver the apocalypse to millions of unsuspecting humans by wiping their brains of any humanity, leaving only aggressive and destructive impulses behind. Those without cell phones,...



Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson
1887368795
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Creature Feature
These are gems of astounding imagination and scope, mind-blowing word tapestries that have influenced every fiction writer working today. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Here we have VOLUME TWO of our Edge Books imprint publication of RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES. Again, it is an expanded tradepaperback version of the 1989 Dream/Press hardcover limited edition. We are publishing it in 3 volumes (click here to view RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES, VOLUME ONE). This three volume edition of RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES is the gathering together of 86 Richard Matheson short stories, beginning with Born of Man and Woman from 1950 and ending with Duel from 1971. The stories were arranged by Matheson himself roughly in...


Richard Matheson's I Am I Legend
Adapted by Steve Niles
1933239212
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Richard Matheson's classic novel of fear and vampirism - the tale of the last human on an Earth overrun by the undead, was chillingly adapted by Steve Niles, the hottest horror writer in contemporary comics, with art by Elman Brown. Now this classic, and sold-out, tale is being offered in a special softcover edition for the first time!


The Incredible Shrinking Man
Richard Matheson
0312856644
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Some people will remember The Incredible Shrinking Man as a movie with great special effects and a surprisingly good script, given the ridiculous title. Matheson's classic novella is the reason for that. As Scott Carey -- husband, father, and all-around decent guy -- mysteriously shrinks, he faces unimagined horrors at every step, up to the story's surprising resolution. It's packaged here with a number of Matheson's other classic stories, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," which became a popular Twilight Zone episode, and "Duel," which was turned into a movie by a very young Steven Spielberg. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an...


I Am Legend (and Other Stories)
Richard Matheson
031286504X
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
One of the most influential vampire novels of the 20th century, I Am Legend regularly appears on the "10 Best" lists of numerous critical studies of the horror genre. As Richard Matheson's third novel, it was first marketed as science fiction (for although written in 1954, the story takes place in a future 1976). A terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive have been transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Except, that is, for Robert Neville. He alone appears to be immune to this disease, but the grim irony is that now he is the outsider. He is the legendary monster who must be destroyed because he is different from everyone else. Employing a stark, almost documentary style, Richard Matheson was one of the first writers to convince us that the undead can lurk in...


What Dreams May Come
Richard Matheson
0765308703
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
A classic novel of love after death, from one our greatest fantasy writers. The premise is deceptively simple: Chris Neilson has died in a car accident, but his life-force--his spirit--is still conscious of this plane of reality. And he is still too in love with his wife, Ann, to completely let go. She in turn does not want to go on living without him, as each regards the other as their soul mate. What Chris will do to get back with Ann after she dies makes for one of the most unusual love stories ever told. Even though the story can be enjoyed as pure fantasy, what makes What Dreams May Come unique is how the author spent years researching the subject of life after death. (An exhaustive bibliography is included to verify this.) And while Matheson admits that the characters are of course fictional, he also states...


Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream
P. Haining
0760715742
August 1999
Hardcover
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Hell House
Richard Matheson
0312868855
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newpaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death.

Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townfolks refer to it as the Hell House.


The Path
Richard Matheson
0312870574
June 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"Wondrous and moving."--James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy on What Dreams May Come

"It is thought expanding. Thought expanding. Thought creating."--Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God on What Dreams May Come


Duel
Richard Matheson
0312878265
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Matheson, whose best-known novels include the modern vampire classic I Am Legend (1954), here collects 18 short stories that debuted in various sf magazines in the 1950s. They have just the right blend of sf, chills, and humor. In "Third from the Sun," a man who is certain that Earth will be destroyed by a cataclysmic war prepares to flee to another solar system with his family and neighbors. In "Born of Man and Woman," the monstrous offspring of a normal couple lies chained in the basement, growing ever more resentful. Matheson shows his lighter side in "Srl Ad," in which a young man gets more than he bargained for when he answers an offbeat personal ad from a girl who claims to be from Venus. In "Little Girl Lost," a father must save his young daughter when she slips into another dimension. The title story, about...


Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson
0312878273
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
This classic horror collection showcases the early career of one of the field's most influential and innovative writers. Much of Richard Matheson's work has found its way into pop culture: the title story became a memorable episode of television's The Twilight Zone, and horror aficionados reading "Prey" will immediately visualize Trilogy of Terror's Karen Black hunkered down with a butcher knife. But this collection's power lies in its wide-ranging exploration of style and subject and the literary skill that Matheson demonstrated right from the start of his career. Many of his stories were decidedly unconventional when published (most in the 1950s and early 1960s), and still have the power to shock or to satisfy with their graceful inevitability. Matheson is not primarily a monster writer: rather, he examines how we...


A Stir of Echoes
Richard Matheson
0812572122
August 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
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, greater jolts are in store when he becomes the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave!

About the Author
Richard Matheson is 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. A Grand Master of Horror and past winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime...


The Beardless Warriors
Richard Matheson
0312878311
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in 1960, this early novel by bestseller-list veteran Matheson (What Dreams May Come; I Am Legend) was probably inappropriately classified upon its original publication as just another post-WWII potboiler. Read again 40 years later, in the wake of more cynical and sophisticated literary responses to subsequent wars, it becomes evident what a marvelous character study it is. Pvt. Everett Hackermeyer arrives on the western front of the Allied advance into Germany on December 8, 1944. The Americans are preparing to storm the infamous Siegfried Line and advance into the Reich, knowing that they will meet their stiffest resistance yet. In the course of the next 14 days, Hack is transformed from a bewildered, somewhat indifferent teenager into a battle-scarred veteran. Gradually, he develops into a...


Cell
Stephen King
0743554337
January 2006
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Witness Stephen King's triumphant, blood-spattered return to the genre that made him famous. Cell, the king of horror's homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mention the most intensely paced. Casting aside his love of elaborate character and town histories and penchant for delayed gratification, King yanks readers off their feet within the first few pages; dragging them into the fray and offering no chance catch their breath until the very last page.

In Cell King taps into readers fears of technological warfare and terrorism. Mobile phones deliver the apocalypse to millions of unsuspecting humans by wiping their brains of any humanity, leaving only aggressive and destructive impulses behind. Those without cell phones,...



Created by
Richard Matheson
0553763377
Mar 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Screenwriter/producer Matheson's first novel dissects the high-octane Hollywood of network TV with blistering cynicism but ultimately fails to sustain psychological suspense. Writer/producer Alan White finally has a sure-fire hit with his series The Mercenary , a show that takes TV sex and violence to new levels of depravity. But he has also created a monster, unleashing his own dark side in the form of his fictional character, a vicious mercenary named A. E. Barek. As Alan's enemies are brutally murdered one by one, he realizes he must track down and destroy his creation before it consumes its creator. The novel's bitter portrait of Hollywood might have worked as a contemporary morality play, but the narrator's smug, hipper-than-thou tone and contrived humor render Alan himself nearly as unsavory as the soulless...


Somewhere in Time
Richard Matheson
0312868863
October 1998
Paperback
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Review
"The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson."--Stephen King

"Stylish and gripping, [Richard Mathsons's] stories not only entertain but touch the mind and heart." --Dean Koontz

"Richard Matheson is one of the most respected living American fantasy/science fiction/horror writers. . . . Matheson could not write a bad book if he tried." --Hartford Courant

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