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Perchance to Dream

Selected Stories

by Charles Beaumont Author · Ray Bradbury Author of introduction, etc.


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The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writerIt is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone-for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes.Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more-all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont's hands, nothing is impossible; it all seems plausible, even likely.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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William Shatner (Author of afterword, colophon, etc.)

William Shatner, an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director, is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the highly successful Star Trek television series. He has also starred in the television series T. J...

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Charles Beaumont (Author)

Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) was a prolific American writer of speculative fiction, including the signature collection Night Ride, and Other Journeys, also available from Blackstone and Skyboat. His stories provided the source material for over tw...

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Ray Bradbury (Author of introduction, etc.)

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy...

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Author of afterword, colophon, etc. :
William Shatner
Narrator :
Arthur Morey
Narrator :
Paul Boehmer
Narrator :
Gabrielle De Cuir
Author :
Charles Beaumont
Narrator :
Harlan Ellison
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Various Narrators
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Author of introduction, etc. :
Ray Bradbury
Narrator :
John Rubinstein
Narrator :
Alex Hyde-White
Perchance to Dream
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