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Richard Matheson

On This Day: Richard Matheson

On this day in 1926, Richard Burton Matheson was born, in Allendale, New Jersey. Although a script writer of some note – including credits on Rod Serling‘s The Twilight Zone and Steven Spielberg‘s Duel (based on his own short story) – Matheson is now primarily remembered for his novels – in particular I Am Legend […]

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On This Day: Richard Matheson

On this day in 1926, Richard Burton Matheson was born, in Allendale, New Jersey.  Although a script writer of some note – including credits on Rod Serling‘s The Twilight Zone and Steven Spielberg‘s Duel (based on his own short story) – Matheson is now primarily remembered for his novels – in particular I Am Legend […]

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless […]

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Shrinking Man

This is one of the seminal texts of 1950’s SF, the novel that inspired the film, The Incredible Shrinking Man – the first film to win a Hugo Award. Indeed, it is hard not to see the title of Richard Matheson’s book without mentally inserting the word ‘Incredible’ into it.  We are delighted to be […]

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Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

As noted by The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ‘Another of the genre’s grand old men has gone’. Richard Matheson died on 23rd June, in Los Angeles. As befits a writer of his influence, obituaries can be found in The Guardian, The Telegraph, on the BBC, and many other sources. SF Gateway would like to extend […]

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Happy Birthday, Richard Matheson

Richard Burton Matheson – the man behind I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man – was born on this day in 1926. I Am Legend, of course, has been filmed a number of times – as The Last Man on Earth in 1964; as The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston, in 1971; and under its […]

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