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The Best of Richard Matheson

by Richard Matheson Author · Victor LaValle Author of introduction, etc.

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The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century" (Ray Bradbury), as selected by award-winning author Victor LaValle

Among the greats of twentieth-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 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 into 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 Matheson brings 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2017

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 415.8 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 415.7 MB

Richard Matheson (Author)

Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, includ...

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Victor LaValle (Author of introduction, etc.)

Victor LaValle is the award-winning author of The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and Slapboxing with Jesus. Big Machine was the winner of an American Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2010, and was selected as one of the best books of the year b...

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Victor LaValle (Editor)

Victor LaValle is the award-winning author of The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and Slapboxing with Jesus. Big Machine was the winner of an American Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2010, and was selected as one of the best books of the year b...

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Creators

Narrator :
Kevin Kenerly
Narrator :
Peter Berkrot
Narrator :
Donald Corren
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Hillary Huber
Narrator :
Paul Michael Garcia
Author :
Richard Matheson
Narrator :
Robertson Dean
Narrator :
Devon Sorvari
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Scott Brick
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Various Narrators
Author of introduction, etc. :
Victor LaValle
Editor :
Victor LaValle
Narrator :
Traber Burns
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