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The Shrinking Man

by Richard Matheson

Part of the S.F. Masterworks Series

The Shrinking Man Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473201699
Publication date: 1st January 2007
Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Gateway an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Science fiction,

About Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was born in 1926. 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 has been adapted to film three times. 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 (including THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER) as well as episodes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. He continued to write short stories and ...

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