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Richard Matheson (1926-2013). He began publishing SF with his short story Born of Man and Woman which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1950. I Am Legend was published in 1954 and subsequently filmed as The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston. Matheson wrote the script for the film The Incredible Shrinking Man, an adaptation of his second SF novel The Shrinking Man (published in 1956). The film won a Hugo award in 1958. He wrote many screenplays (e.g. The Fall of the House of Usher) as well as episodes of The Twilight Zone. He continued to write short stories and novels, some of which formed the basis for film scripts, including Duel, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1971. Further SF short stories were collected in The Shores of Space (1957) and Shock! (1961). His other novels include Hell House (1971) filmed as the legend of Hell House in 1973), Bid Time Return (1975), Earthbound (1982) and Journal of the Gun Years (1992). A film of his novel What Dreams May Come (1978) was released in 1998, starring Robin Williams. A collection of stories from the 1950s and 1960s was released in 1989 as Richard Matheson: Collected Stories. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
Tom sees himself as a pragmatist, and when his brother-in-law challenges him to undergo hypnotism, he obliges to prove a point. So no one is more surprised that Tom when it works. But this cheap parlour trick unlocked something that now threatens his sanity, way of life and marriage. Suddenly he can sense his neighbours' darkest desires, and some are dark indeed. When shadows from the past and glimpses of the future are revealed to him, Tom tries to deny what's happening. But as his existence becomes increasingly unbearable, the biggest revelation of all awaits -- a message from beyond the grave.
I Am Legend was one of the first, and certainly the most brilliant, fusions of horror and science fiction. Its powerful and disturbing reworking of the vampire myth has made it a classic and enduring novel that has had a profound impact on generations of writers.
Richard Mateson (1926-2013) - avtor bestsellerov "e;YA - legenda"e;, "e;Adskij dom"e;, "e;Kuda privodyat mechty"e;, "e;Neveroyatnyj umen'shayushchijsya chelovek"e; i mnogochislennyh rasskazov. Odin iz naibolee uspeshnyh i znamenityh pisatelej v zhanre mistiki, on okazal zametnoe vliyanie na tvorchestvo Stivena Kinga i Dina Kunca. Po motivam mnogih ego proizvedenij byli snyaty kinohity ("e;Duehl'"e;, "e;Posylka"e;, "e;Put' vniz"e; i dr.), a roman "e;YA - legenda"e; ehkranizirovan trizhdy. Koronnyj priem Matesona - odinochestvo v nevynosimyh dlya zhizni usloviyah; ego geroi - obychnye lyudi, popadayushchie v krajne neobychnye i opasnye situacii i vynuzhdennye vesti otchayannuyu bor'bu za svoe spasenie. V ehtot sbornik voshli ego luchshie rasskazy.
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. 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 infuses tales of the fantastic and supernatural with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world.
<p><b><i>From Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, comes a four-book bundle of his best suspense novels. Revenge, murder, and horror abound in these stories of speculative fiction as the dark side of humanity is explored. </i></b><br><b></b><br><b><i>The Shrinking Man</i>: </b>While on vacation, Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive gasand begins to shrink at a fraction of an inch per day. As he loses his stature, his relationships with his spouse, family, and friends are also threatenedas is his life. The inspiration for several movies, this novel raises interesting questions about the meaning of masculinity in 1950s American suburbia.</p><p><b><i>Camp Pleasant</i></b>: As a first-time camp counselor at a boys summer camp, Matt Harper is the witness to a murder. Told with jarring simplicity, this novel tells the story of casual brutality in an environment that should be representative of idyllic childhood innocence. </p><p><b><i>Hunger and Thirst</i></b>: In renowned science fiction and horror writer Richard Mathesons first novel, the protagonist lies paralyzed in a hospital bed after catching a bullet in a robbery gone wrong. In this touching and compelling novel, he contemplates his life thus farand his hopes for the future.</p><p><b><i>7 Steps to Midnight</i></b>: At the end of an ordinary workday, mathematician Chris Barton finds his car missing from the employee parking lot and a stranger living in his house, claiming to be him. Thrust into a surreal world of violence and mystery, Chris must go on the run, stay alive, and follow a series of cryptic clues to regain his life.</p>
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.
"e;YA - legenda Richarda Matesona - kniga poistine legendarnaya kak legendarno imya ee sozdatelya. Roman porodil celoe napravlenie v literature, iz nego vyrosli takie moshchnye figury sovremennogo literaturnogo mira kak Rehj Brehdberi, Stiven King... - dvuh ehtih imen dostatochno dlya ocenki sily vliyaniya. Luchshie rezhissery planety - Stiven Spilberg, Rodzher Korman i drugie - postavili fil'my po proizvedeniyam Matesona. Vtoroj roman, voshedshij v ehtu knigu, "e;Neveroyatnyj umen'shayushchijsya chelovek, ne menee znamenit, chem pervyj. CHelovek - peschinka pered temnoj moshch'yu prirody, no i ehta malaya molekula zhizni vsemi silami dolzhna zashchishchat' sebya, chtoby dokazat' i sebe i miru svoe pravo na zemnoe sushchestvovanie.
<p>From Richard Matheson, author of <i>I Am Legend,</i> comes a four-book bundle of his best thrillers. Revenge, murder, and horror abound in these stories of speculative fiction as the dark side of humanity is explored. </p><p><b><i>I Am Legend</i></b>: Sometimes referred to as the modern worlds first vampire novel, I Am Legend was the original inspiration for the film Night of the Living Dead, which spawned the zombie genre of films and literature. Telling the story of the last surviving man in Manhattan after a deadly pandemic that turned people into blood-sucking zombies, its a fascinating introduction to horror, zombie, and vampire genres.</p><p> <b><i>Someone Is Bleeding</i></b>: Young novelist Dave Newton is instantly smitten when he meets blonde, beautiful Peggy. But Peggy has a past full of abuse and terrorand shes involved with Jerry, a lawyer with mob connections and an old rival from Daves college days. Soon, Dave finds himself caught in a love triangle with Peggy and Jerry, desperate to win her affections. But when corpses begin to pile up in Peggys wake, Dave must face the truth that either Jerry is a mass murdereror Peggy is.</p><p> <b><i>Ride the Nightmare</i></b>: At 32, Chris Martin lives a conventional life. Hes married with a daughter, runs his own small business, and is working to save up money for a bigger home with his wife, Helen. He is happy and content with this staid but comfortable existenceuntil a secret from his past threatens to undo everything he has built. </p><p><b><i>Fury on Sunday</i></b>: In the early hours of a Sunday morning, lunatic pianist Vincent Radin escapes from an insane asylum and sets out on a revenge-fueled rampage. His aim is to find the two people who have hurt him mosthis erstwhile manager and his lovers new husbandand end their lives.</p>
Predstav'te sebe, chto vy umerli! No, kak vyyasnyaetsya, zhizn' prodolzhaetsya i za porogom smerti. Bolee togo, vperedi zhdet beskonechnoe stranstvie po neizvedannym miram i vselennym. Imenno v takoe puteshestvie suzhdeno otpravit'sya Krisu Nil'senu, chtoby spastis' ot otchayaniya i vnov' obresti nadezhdu i lyubov'. Srazu zhe posle publikacii roman R. Matesona stal bestsellerom i vyzval burnye diskussii ne tol'ko v literaturnyh krugah, no i sredi uchenyh. Nazvannyj edva li ne osnovopolagayushchim proizvedeniem o zhizni posle smerti, on leg v osnovu odnogo iz samyh krasivyh fil'mov Gollivuda, glavnuyu rol' v kotorom ispolnil Robin Uil'yams. Fantasticheskaya melodrama, postavlennaya Vinsentom Uordom, s triumfom demonstrirovalas' vo mnogih stranah mira i byla udostoena premii "e;Oskar"e;.
In Matheson's vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire, hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires? This recording also includes a sampling of other horror stories by Richard Matheson, some comic, all scary: "e;Buried Talents,"e; "e;The Near Departed,"e; "e;Prey,"e; "e;Witch War,"e; "e;Dance of the Dead,"e; "e;Dress of White Silk,"e; "e;Mad House,"e; "e;The Funeral,"e; "e;From Shadowed Places,"e; and "e;Person to Person."e;
While on a boating holiday, Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive spray. A few weeks later, following a series of medical examinations, he can no longer deny the extraordinary truth. Not only is he losing weight, he is also shorter than he was. Scott Carey has begun to shrink. Richard Matheson's novel follows through its premise with remorseless logic, with Carey first attempting to continue some kind of normal life and later having left human contact behind, having to survive in a world where insects and spiders are giant adversaries. And even that is only a stage on his journey into the unknown.
<p>At 32, Chris Martin lives a conventional life. Hes married with a daughter, runs his own small business, and is working to save up money for a bigger home with his wife, Helen. He is happy and content with this staid but comfortable existenceuntil a late weeknight phone call turns everything upside down.</p><br><p>Chris hasnt always been the model family man he appears to be. And when his past catches up to him, the terror comes into his homejust where he thought he was safest. As Chris finds all that he loves under attack, he must go to heroic lengths to keep his family and his life together.</p>
A businessman inexplicably finds his office has become a set for a movie in which he is a character.
Three astronauts from Earth discover a wrecked duplicate of their spaceship on a distant planet-and their own dead bodies are inside.