Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson

Richard Burton Matheson (1926–2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times, although five more of his novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes and The Box. Matheson also wrote numerous television episodes of The Twilight Zone for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel". He later adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay which was promptly directed by a young Steven Spielberg, for the television movie of the same name.

Links

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Edited by 2013-10-06 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (35)
2011  Other Kingdoms
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2009  Visions Deferred
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2008  Button, Button: Uncanny Stories
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2006  Woman
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2006  The Link
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2006  Bloodlines: Richard Matheson's Dracula, I Am Legend, and Other Vampire Stories
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2005  Duel & The Distributor
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2004  Darker Places
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2004  Unrealized Dreams
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2003  Come Fygures, Come Shadowes
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2003  Pride
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2003  Richard Matheson's Kolchak Scripts
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2002  Abu and the 7 Marvels
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2002  Duel: Terror Stories
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2002  Offbeat: Uncollected Stories
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2000  Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
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1994  Shadow on the Sun
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1993  7 Steps to Midnight
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1989  Collected Stories
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1982  Earthbound
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1978  What Dreams May Come
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1975  Bid Time Return
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1973  The Night Strangler
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1972  The Night Stalker
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1971  Hell House
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1970  Shock Waves
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1966  Shock III
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1964  Shock II
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1964  Comedy of Terrors
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1961  Shock!
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1958  A Stir of Echoes
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1957  The Shores of Space
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1956  The Shrinking Man
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1954  I Am Legend
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1954  Born of Man and Woman
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Others non-spefi books (15)
2007  The Richard Matheson Companion
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2002  Hunted Past Reason
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2001  Camp Pleasant
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2000  Passion Play
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2000  Hunger and Thirst
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1999  The Path: A New Look at Reality
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1996  The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickock
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1995  Now You See It...
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1993  The Gunfight
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1993  By the Gun
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1992  Journal of the Gun Years
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1960  The Beardless Warriors
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1959  Ride the Nightmare
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1953  Someone is Bleeding
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1953  Fury on Sunday
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