The Best of Richard Matheson

The Best of Richard Matheson

by Richard Matheson (Author), various narrators (Narrateur), Donald Corren (Narrateur), Peter Berkrot (Narrateur), Richard Powers (Narrateur), Hillary Huber (Narrateur), Traber Burns (Narrateur), Scott Brick (Narrateur), Robertson Dean (Narrateur), Devon Sorvari (Narrateur), Kevin Kenerly (Narrateur)

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.

Victor LaValle (Introduction author)
Publication date
October 10, 2017
File size
1.28 GB