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

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The best of Richard Matheson
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The best of Richard Matheson
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edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
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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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1926-2013
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Matheson, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A8355
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1972-
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  • LaValle, Victor D.
  • OverDrive, Inc
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Penguin classics
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  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Short Stories
  • FICTION / Horror
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Short Stories
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The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993668
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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6F890DD7-15E4-4CB0-B5DA-5DF4EFF3D273
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  • (OCoLC)981948698
  • (TLC)erc0000559052
Label
The best of Richard Matheson, edited with an introduction by Victor LaValle
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993668
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F890DD7-15E4-4CB0-B5DA-5DF4EFF3D273
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981948698
  • (TLC)erc0000559052

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