Duel Terror Stories by Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson; With an Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

Tor Books

0312878265

9780312878269

Trade Paperback

400 Pages

$19.99

CAD27.99

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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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Praise for Duel

"Matheson [is] the Hemingway of horror, a writer whose honed prose and primal themes articulate universal fears and dreads."—Publishers Weekly

"Richard Matheson is worth our time, attention, and great affection."—Ray Bradbury, from his introductory Appreciation

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DUEL
AT 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....

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard Matheson; With an Appreciation by Ray Bradbury

  • Over a career spanning five decades, author Richard Matheson has won numerable prestigious awards, including the World Fantasy Convention's Life Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer's Guild Award. His other novels include Hell House, Somewhere in Time, and A Stir of Echoes. He lives in Calabasas, California.

  • Richard Matheson Beth Gwinn
  • Ray Bradbury Courtesy of Ray Bradbury
    Ray Bradbury
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