richard matheson

  1. Toby Frost

    The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

    Scott Carey is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He is a father, husband and provider for his family. One day, purely by chance, he is hit by a spray of radioactive insecticide, and he begins to shrink. He simply scales down, a little bit each day. As his height goes, so does his power – although the...
  2. S

    I Am Legend - the book

    Just finished reading I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. I also saw the movie last year but I definitely prefer the book. Any thoughts on - the title which is also the last sentence of the book? - the relationship between Robert Neville and Ben Courtman? - Robert Neville's relationship with...
  3. Guttersnipe

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    I read this book in two sittings: the first, with growing curiosity;the second, unable to put it down. Matheson excels at portraying the psychology of his characters. His tone, I think, is a blend of Bradbury's poetic prose mixed with King's ability to horrify. The author makes otherwise mundane...
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    He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson-Christopher Conlon

    He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson Christopher Conlon Tor, Sep 2010, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765326133 Christopher Conlon brings together fifteen highly regarded authors to pay homage to He Is Legend Richard Matheson. The concept is simply to have each participating writer...
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    Other Kingdoms-Richard Matheson

    Other Kingdoms Richard Matheson Tor, Mar 1 2011. $24.99 ISBN: 9780765327680 In 1918, more to escape from his abusive father rather than any sense of patriotism, Alex White joins the army. He is quickly sent to the trench warfare in France where he meets Harold Lightfoot who is from Gatford...
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    Steel and Other Stories- Richard Matheson

    Steel and Other Stories Richard Matheson Tor, Sep 27 2011, $14.99 ISBN 9780765329424 This is a terrific collection that wastes no time getting started with the classic Steel, which became a Twilight Zone episode and will soon be a movie. Another oldie but goody is “The Splendid Source” used as...
  7. johnnyjet

    Richard Matheson Has Passed Away

    The great science fiction, fantasy & horror author Richard Matheson passed away on June 23 at the age of 87. He wrote many classics and was a personal favorite of mine ever since I read his classic short "Born of Man and Woman."
  8. AE35Unit

    Hell House by Richard Matheson (1971)

    This is a story about an old haunted family house led by maniacal Emeric Belasco, who would lure people into his house and engage in orgies and wild parties. Many died at his hand and years after Belasco's own death his spirit infests the place. Dr Barret along with his wife, a medium and a...
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    "I am Legend"... the BOOK ending!

    For those who didn't know, here's the basic story, which means SPOILERS... you wouldn't understand the alternate ending unless you know the setup that comes before it and the ending that was in the theaters. In the theaters, it's not much more than a standard monster movie, except that the...
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    Richard Matheson

    Hi there, has anyone read any Richard Matheson novels? So far I've read "The Shrinking Man" and "I Am Legend" and recently got "Hell House" for Christmas, I would be very interested to hear what anyone has to say about these novels. Pesonally I thought the first two were excellent; chilling...
  11. GOLLUM

    Richard C. Matheson Dystopia-Short Stories

    Hi all. I've just had fall into my lap a copy of Richard Christain Matheson's Dystopia, which is basically an omnibus edition of his collected "horror" short stories or at least some 60 of them. He is a son of the famous Richard Matheson. I'd not read this guy before although I noted that...
  12. dwndrgn

    I Am Legend (Book Club)

    Go ahead and begin June's discussion of I Am Legend. I'll make this a sticky and you guys can discuss away!