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Duel

Terror Stories by Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson; With an Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

Tor Books

Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by the pioneering horror/suspense writer Richard Matheson—from Matheson's own story of the same name.

But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of Matheson's stories. We also find his legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning yarns that inspired episodes of television's The Twilight Zone, including "Little Girl Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun."

Like Matheson's previous gathering of short fiction, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, this volume is an indispensable treasure trove of terror from the bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come.

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  DUELAT 11:32 A.M., MANN PASSED THE TRUCK.He was heading west, en route to San Francisco. It was Thursday and unseasonably hot for April. He had his suitcoat off, his tie removed and shirt collar opened, his sleeve cuffs folded back. There was sunlight on his left arm and on part of his lap. He could feel the heat of it through his dark trousers as he drove along the two-lane highway. For the past twenty minutes, he had not seen another vehicle going in either direction.Then he saw the truck ahead, moving up a curving grade between two high green hills. He heard the grinding strain of its
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"Richard Matheson is worth our time, attention, and great affection."-from the Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

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  • Richard Matheson; With an Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

  • Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
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Terror Stories by Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson; With an Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

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