Rest In Peace, Richard Matheson

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Iconic science fiction and horror writer Richard Matheson has passed away at age 87. The author of I Am Legend, Matheson also wrote numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Night Gallery, The Martian Chronicles and Amazing Stories as well as stories that would be adapted to big screen fare such as Steven Spielberg's Duel, The Incredible Shrinking Man and What Dreams May Come.

An absolute titan in the world of speculative fiction, Matheson's passing leaves a large hole and he will most certainly be missed. For more on why Matheson matters - or just to stroll back through some memories - check out Fernando Toste's list of Ten Matheson Essentials here.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Iconic science fiction and horror writer Richard Matheson has passed away at age 87. The author of I Am Legend"

    Truly sad news.......the only book I read by him, but I really liked it.

    "as well as stories that would be adapted to big screen fare such as Steven Spielberg's Duel"

    Yeah, of course the surreal sexromp De Sade (1969), the idea of Keir Dullea as De Sade worked well I think..... RIP Matheson, thanks for all the great stuff you wrote.

    Thanks Mr Brown.

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