Button, Button: Uncanny Stories

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 208 pages
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What if every time you pushed a button you received $50,000...but someone you didn't know died? Would you still push the button? How many times?

"Button, Button", which inspired a memorable Twilight Zone episode, is just one of a dozen unforgettable tales in this new collection by Richard Matheson, the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come. This volume contains a number of stories that were adapted for television, as well as a new introduction by Matheson himself.

This collection of stories features "Button, Button," soon to be a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.




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Contents

Introduction
11
Button Button
15
Girl of My Dreams
27
Dying Room Only
47
A Flourish of Strumpets
73
No Such Thing as a Vampire
85
Pattern for Survival
99
Mute
105
The Creeping Terror
145
Shock Wave
165
Clothes Make the Man
183
The Jazz Machine
189
Tis the Season to Be Jelly
199
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Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Now You See It..., and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including several Twilight Zone episodes.

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