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US science fiction author Richard Matheson dies

25 June 2013 | 2:44 pm Matheson credited as a writer on at least 80 film and television productions over his career

'I Am Legend' author Richard Matheson dies at 87

25 June 2013 | 2:31 pm Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87.

Richard Matheson, Author Of 'I Am Legend', Dies

25 June 2013 | 2:08 pm Richard Matheson has led a long and interesting life. Born in Brooklyn he started his writing career when some of his short stories were published in…

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5 July 2012 | 7:27 pm I Am Legend I Am Legend (Mass Market Paperback)By Richard Matheson Buy new: $7.19444 used and new from $0.01 Customer Rating: 4.2 Customer tags: post-apocalyptic(94), vampire(43), i am legend(41), end of the world(40), richard matheson(37), horror(20), collection of short stories(17), science fiction(15), intelligent sf(7), zombies(6), dystopia(6), movie(6)

'I Am Legend' Writer <b>Richard Matheson</b> Dies at 87 –

25 June 2013 | 7:25 am The sci-fi author, who penned 'I Am Legend' and 'The Shrinking Man', dies 'surrounded by the people and things he loved' in Los Angeles.

Interview with <b>Richard Matheson</b> – Boing Boing

25 June 2013 | 6:36 am Interview with Richard Matheson. Cory Doctorow at 11:36 pm Mon, Jun 24, 2013. Rick Kleffel sez, "We'll miss Richard Matheson… he introduced me to the sort of stories he wrote when I was arguably too young to read them. I found an old

'I Am Legend' author <b>Richard Matheson</b> dies at 87 | The Salt Lake <b>…</b>

25 June 2013 | 5:29 am Los Angeles Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man were transformed into films, has died. He was 87. A spokesman for the Academy of Science …

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  • Sharkman says:

    Real Steel Is A Great Movie. Why Didn’t More People Like It? When the film came out the ratiings at IMDb were really low near about 5 I guess. Now its at 7.1. And this isn’t even about IMDb. There were a whole lot of negative reviews. I was unsure from the start because I know Hugh Jackman does not entertain scripts he does not like. I am a film student from India and while I do enjoy the most serious type movies that most people avoid I am a sucker for mainstream cinema too (as long as it make sense as a film). People loved transformers. Flimsy story, violence with a purpose or humour is always a great film recipe but random violence is just annoying, complete breakaway from the real Transformers franchise and yet they rated Real Steel low. It was a phenomenal 80s formula with quite a contemporary angle relating to our times and future.

    My question is why were the reviews so bad and ratings so low? The same “industry veterans” rated the transformer movies pretty high! And honestly who likes 30 mins of action sequence without any rhyme or reason! Might as well watch a “5D” show in a carnival or a mall!

    • Curator says:

      Reel Steel was based on a Richard Matheson (I am Legend) story that was done on The Twilight Zone starring Lee Marvin. This film falls more into the science fiction category, while trying to maintain the action genre. Movie reviews are just opinions, and although some of the reviews may have some training in film critique and humanistic aesthetic training, however, they are not going to tell if you will like the movie or not. All they can say is that they didn’t like it. Because when it comes to artistic expression of any kind, you can not say if the art is good or bad, only that you liked it or not.

  • Mike Hunt says:

    What Is The Scariest Book Ever Written? Obviously an opinion. Just curious what some of the creepiest or scariest books you’ve ever read are. I haven’t found anything that scares me, but more intrigued me. I must say though, Hell House by Richard Matheson and The Last Victim by Jason Moss (non fiction I know, but his story is pretty messed up) are pretty creepy. Also anything by Lovecraft I’ve read tends to be bizarre and twisted. Just curious for other opinions as well as suggestions for some good reads.

  • Me says:

    Best Heart-wrenching Young Adult Books? Something dark, heart-wrenching , a tear-jerker, something that’ll take you on an emotional roller coaster. It can either dystopian, contemporary, sci-fi … basically anything

    • Curator says:

      You can start with pretty much anything by John Green. The Fault in Our Stars ripped my guts out.

      Apocalyptic fiction is always good for a bleak, us-against-the-world roller coaster ride. You should check these, all appropriate for young adult reading even though some are older – before YA was its own category.

      The Shore of Monsters by David J. Nix – 2011. Five generations earlier, a horde of monsters nearly obliterated humanity. All males are dead or ruined by a monster plague; words like ‘father’ and ‘romance’ have lost meaning. When teenager Sky joins an expedition to the shore that falls apart, she must survive amongst the monsters that roam the ruins. She gets unexpected help from a very surprising source. Mystery, action, and romance follow!

      Blood Red Road (Dustlands Series) by Moira Young – 2012. In a post-apocalyptic future, 18-year-old Saba’s twin brother is stolen by black-clad riders. When tough-as-nails Saba launches a relentless search to recover him, she must fight for her life in gladiator cages, overcome enemies both creature and human, and learn to trust others for the first time. And try as she might, she can’t help but fall for the charming scoundrel Jack, who just may understand her more than she knows.

      The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – 2010. Seven generations have passed since the Return, a plague that reanimates dead humans into creatures that feed on the living. Teenager Mary lives inside one of the last enclaves of uninfected, protected by a chain link fence that surrounds her village. When the fence is breached, Mary flees the village with a small band of survivors. Their flight toward an uncertain salvation is both harrowing and revealing, as they try to determine if they are humanity’s last hope.

      The Road by Cormac McCarthy – 2006. Harrowing novel that follows a man and his young son through a burned and dying post-war America. With all plants and animals dead, the remaining people struggle for survival through often violent means. The power of the story is in the relationship between the father and son, as they cling to one another in their journey of hope toward the sea. Never again will you take for granted a warm bed or a can of fruit. Soul-shattering book that the reader will remember always.

      Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt – 1998. One-thousand years after the fall of civilization, a group journeys for answers.

      A Gift Upon the Shore by M.K. Wren – 1990. Two women survive in post-nuclear America.

      Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle – 1977. The ultimate comet-strike survival novel.

      The Postman by David Brin – 1985. Post nuclear story of a con man who inadvertently inspires hope for survivors. Beautiful story.

      Through Darkest America by Neal Barrett Jr. – 1986. A boy makes a journey in post-nuclear America. Unbelievable twist that makes you think.

      Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien – 1973. What’s worse than being the last person on Earth? Sixteen-year-old Ann learns the answer when she finds herself a solitary survivor of nuclear war, wondering if she is alone in the world. After a year of solitude, she suddenly sees smoke from a campfire moving closer night by night. Is her long lonely nightmare ended at last, or does the approaching man represent a new level of terror? The tenseness of this novel is outstanding; you won’t be able to put it down.

      A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. – 1960. Chronicle of post-nuclear history.

      The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – 1951. Classic – plants take over.

      The Death of Grass No Blade of Grass) by John Christopher – 1956. All seed grasses die, including food plants.

      Earth Abides by George Stewart – 1949. One of the original plague pandemic stories.

      I Am Legend by Richard Matheson – 1954. The original vampire virus novel.

      On the Beach by Nevil Shute – 1959. Classic post-nuclear story.

      Daybreak 2250 A.D. (Star Man’s Son 2250 A.D.) by Andre Norton – 1952. The first apocalyptic novel I ever read. Still has a sweet place in my heart.

      The Tripods by John Christopher – 1967. YA alien invasion, The White Mountains is best

      Vault of Ages by Poul Anderson – 1952. Centuries after the fall, a horde of old treasure is unearthed by survivors.

      Finally – the link below talks about the best apocalyptic short story ever and then links you to the page where the original publisher still posts it. A roller coaster in about ten pages.

  • Oogly Boogly says:

    Who Are Some Good New Horror Authors, And Who Are Some Good Old Ones? For new, I don’t mean Dean Koontz, Stephen King, I mean really really recent ones like 2012-2013.

    For old, I mean like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P Lovecraft, maybe older ones who I haven’t heard before..

    I need a change from these mainstream writers 🙁

    • Curator says:

      Unfortunately I can’t think of any new ones, really…I mean I’m new to Clive Barker, and there’s Joe Hill, but I’m not all that up to date!

      As for old, here are a few:

      -Richard Matheson (author of such legendary classics as “I Am Legend,” “Hell House,” “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and “What Dreams May Come,” Matheson was one of King’s biggest influences, and he was what I believe to be the original master of horror, despite somehow not being very well known. He also wrote many scripts for The Twilight Zone in his day)

      -Shirley Jackson (hopefully you’ve heard of her, especially her “The Haunting of Hill House,” which has inspired haunted house stories–including Matheson’s “Hell House,” which I personally view as superior–still today!)

      -Peter Straub (both old and new, like Stephen King, Straub is well worth looking into! The best books I’ve read by him would be “Ghost Story,” “Lost Boy Lost Girl,” and “A Dark Matter.” He’s a genius, and writes beautifully! Also, he co-wrote “The Talisman” and “Black House” with Stephen King)


  • Mike Hunt says:

    Looking For A Dark Book Dealing With The Occult And Satanism? Not looking for the satanic bible, and not necessarily “real” satanism as many claim that to be the only resource for it. I just want something dark, evil, that just has an overall eerie menacing feel. Recommend as many as you can. Anything dealing with the occult and satanism is cool. Sorry if this is vague, I’m having trouble formulating what I want to read into words so it makes sense to others hahaha.

    • Curator says:

      If you’re looking for fiction…

      Hell House by Richard Matheson
      Moonfall by Tamara Thorne
      just about anything by Bentley Little–The Policy, The Summoning, The Resort, The Walking.

  • Sang says:

    Could It Be That I Am In Hell Already? Is there such thing as a depressed Christian or maybe I am in hell already and when I die I continue to real hell. This scares me.

    • Curator says:

      From your point of view it is quite possible. Have you heard the saying “religious people are afraid of going to hell; spiritual people have already been there?” To me hell is a state of mind or consciousness, and it is not eternal, it only seems like it at the time.
      I recommend Richard Matheson’s “What Dreams May Come” to you; it is a beautiful story about life after death, and about a new way of seeing heaven and hell (hint: how one experiences the afterlife, whether heaven or hell or anything else, is created by one’s own state of consciousness.) I think you will find it liberating; it may help you overcome your fear of death, or at least add another perspective to your worldview and your view of yourself.

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