The Resource The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle

The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle

Label
The best of Richard Matheson
Title
The best of Richard Matheson
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the 20th century" (Ray Bradbury), edited by award-winning author Victor LaValle Among the greats of 20th-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, horror, 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 setting it in 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 Mathesonbrings 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. "[Matheson is] the author who influenced me most as a writer."--Stephen King "Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories. For me, he is in the same category as Bradbury and Asimov."--Steven Spielberg "He was a giant, and YOU KNOW HIS STORIES, even if you think you don't." -Neil Gaiman"--
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DLC
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1926-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matheson, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A8355
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LaValle, Victor D.
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterfeit bills
  • Death ship
  • Dance of the dead
  • Man with a club
  • Button, button
  • Duel
  • Day of reckoning
  • The prisoner
  • Dress of white silk
  • Haircut
  • Born of man and woman
  • Nightmare at 20,000 feet
  • The funeral
  • Third from the Sun
  • The last day
  • Long distance call
  • Deus ex Machina
  • One for the books
  • Now die in it
  • The conqueror
  • The holiday man
  • Prey
  • No such thing as a vampire
  • Big surprise
  • A visit to Santa Claus
  • Finger prints
  • Mute
  • Shock wave
  • Witch war
  • Shipshape home
  • Blood son
  • Where there's a will
  • written with Richard Christian Matheson
  • Dying room only
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780143130178
Lccn
2017016393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971509229
  • 1669669
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509229
  • 1669669
Label
The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterfeit bills
  • Death ship
  • Dance of the dead
  • Man with a club
  • Button, button
  • Duel
  • Day of reckoning
  • The prisoner
  • Dress of white silk
  • Haircut
  • Born of man and woman
  • Nightmare at 20,000 feet
  • The funeral
  • Third from the Sun
  • The last day
  • Long distance call
  • Deus ex Machina
  • One for the books
  • Now die in it
  • The conqueror
  • The holiday man
  • Prey
  • No such thing as a vampire
  • Big surprise
  • A visit to Santa Claus
  • Finger prints
  • Mute
  • Shock wave
  • Witch war
  • Shipshape home
  • Blood son
  • Where there's a will
  • written with Richard Christian Matheson
  • Dying room only
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780143130178
Lccn
2017016393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971509229
  • 1669669
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509229
  • 1669669

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