Richard Matheson 1926 – 2013
Another of the greats of imaginative literature dies.
Richard Matheson was probably best known for writing I am Legend, which has been filmed several times with varying results. But he also wrote hundreds of other short stories, novels, etc. many of which were adapted for tv and film. The original Duel story, which launched the career of Spielberg, Star Trek episodes, Twilight Zone episodes, all sorts of work.
My own favourite was the novel The Shrinking Man (filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man in 1957). Both the original short novel and the classic film still feel fresh today; I watched the film again about a month ago and was again impressed by the shrinking effects.
He’ll be missed, but he leaves a great body of work to remember him by.
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Transreal Fiction is a shop dedicated to selling science fiction, fantasy & related books, together with a limited selection of other merchandise.But really, it’s about books. Transreal Fiction opened in April 1997 in Cowgatehead and moved to it’s present location nearby in June 2011. The owner, Mike Calder, first sold sf & f books many years ago and has worked in the business either part- or full-time since. For years he also had a respectable job as well, but that’s another story…
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