Collected Stories, Volume 1

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Edge Books, 2003 - Fiction - 399 pages
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THE FIRST OF 3 VOLUMES OF ALL OF RICHARD MATHESON'S PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES

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User Review  - Philip Fracassi - Goodreads

His earlier and therefore weaker stories, some silly, some not so good. But interesting concepts that are just waiting for the writer to blossom behind them...ergo Vol 2 and Vol 3! Read full review

Review: Collected Stories, Vol. 1

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

This first volume includes all the stories Matheson published from 1951-1953. Most are pulpy with a science fiction bent, but many have elements of horror, too. I liked that there was author ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Preface
1
Born of Man and Woman
15
From Ray Bradbury
43
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Richard Matheson was born on February 20, 1926 in Allendale, New Jersey. He was eight when his stories appeared in a local newspaper, the Brooklyn Eagle. He served during World War II. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1949. In 1950 he first was noticed as an upcoming writer-to-watch, starting with the short story Born of Man and Woman. He wrote numerous novels and short stories during his lifetime including I am Legend, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, and Hell House. He won the World Fantasy Convention's Life Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer's Guild Award. He also was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010. When Hollywood approached him for the rights to his novel The Shrinking Man, he negotiated the chance to write the screenplay. This began a long career in screenwriting and adapting. He wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's Duel and 16 episodes of the television series The Twilight Zone. He won an Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1973 for The Night Stalker. He died on June 23, 2013 at the age of 87.

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