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A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson
  

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Madness is only a step away ...Tom Wallace is happy with his suburban lot. Until an evening of casual entertainment turns reality into nightmare...

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A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

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.

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'Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories ... For me, he is in the same category as Bradbury and Asimov'
Stephen Spielberg

'His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart'
Dean Koontz

'One of the most important writers of the 20th century'
Ray Bradbury

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Richard Matheson

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9781447242390

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