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Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard Matheson

Category: Book
Introduction By: King, Stephen
By (author): Matheson, Richard
Subject:  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: January 2002
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.67in x 5.43in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including: "Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film; "Prey," in which a terrified woman is stalked by a malevolent Tiki doll, as chillingly captured in yet another legendary TV moment; "Blood Son," a disturbing portrait of a strange little boy who dreams of being a vampire; "Dress of White Silk," a seductively sinister tale of evil and innocence. Personally selected by Richard Matheson, the bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come , these and many other stories, more than demonstrate why he is rightfully regarded as one of the finest and most influential horror writers of our generation. "
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"Be warned: you are in the hands of a writer who asks no quarter and gives none. He will wring you dry... and when you close this volume he will leave you with greatest gift a writer can give: he will leave you wanting more."-Stephen King, from his Introduction

Biographical NoteRichard Matheson is The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend , Hell House , Other Kingdoms , 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 screenplays, and he wrote for several Twilight Zone episodes, including Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story. 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. He lives in Calabasas, California. Richard Matheson is 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. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers. Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities."