Published by Gauntlet Press.
PRIDE is one of Gauntlet Press' most unique publications to date – a collaboration between father and son, Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson. PRIDE provides the reader with a look into the minds of these two authors as they created this joint effort.
Ninety-nine percent of the time when you read a short story you see ONLY the finished product. There is no first draft, no notes in the margin, NOTHING to let you know how the story progressed from an idea to its completed form. PRIDE provides that seldom seen glimpse.
We approached Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson to collaborate on a story of their own choosing. Father and son are both acclaimed for their writing; it made perfect sense, especially since they have worked together on a number of screenplays.
The two Mathesons’ came up with an idea and then each went to work on his OWN short story. Richard Matheson writes all of his first drafts by hand. On the page shown here, you get to see Matheson’s first effort, which includes changes as he wrote the story. The entire handwritten story appears in the book. Interestingly, when the story was typed Matheson made only one change.
Richard Christian Matheson (born 1953) is an American writer of horror fiction and screenplays. He is the author of the short story collections Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks and Dystopia; the novel Created By; and the screenplay for the Showtime Masters of Horror installments Dance of the Dead (Season 1) and The Damned Thing (Season 2). He has also been a story editor for the television series The A-Team (Season 2 Episode 3 The Only Church in Town) and writer for the show (Season 2 Episode 4 Bad Time on the Border) which aired during the 1980's.
His father is fiction writer and screenwriter Richard Matheson and his paternal grandparents are from Norway.
Richard Christian Matheson. Wikipedia.