Continuing on with Richard Matheson, a sort of bonus after the last post. My copy of I Am Legend from publisher Tor/ORB comes packed with a number of short stories, some great ones and a few stinkers. There’s ten of them altogether. Three date from near the end of Matheson’s career, in the late ’80s; one dates from the middle of his career, when he’d broken into the slicks (Playboy in this case); the other six are from his earlier career writing short fiction for SF digest magazines and short-fiction collections in the ’50s and early ’60s. Matheson’s main outlet was The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, though the stories here are a good spread that include a novelette from Fantastic, one of his earliest works for Startling Stories, and the story he wrote for Frederik Pohl’s Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 paperback anthology.
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