Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson (Library Edition)
ISBN 10: 1433272911 / 1-4332-7291-1
ISBN 13: 9781433272912
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: 2009
Stephen King has declared that Matheson is one of his favorite writers. Find out why in this classic horror story of a man who peers out of his airplane window to see a gremlin destroying the wing of the plane.
This classic horror collection showcases the early career of one of the field's most influential and innovative writers. Much of Richard Matheson's work has found its way into pop culture: the title story became a memorable episode of television's The Twilight Zone, and horror aficionados reading "Prey" will immediately visualize Trilogy of Terror's Karen Black hunkered down with a butcher knife. But this collection's power lies in its wide-ranging exploration of style and subject and the literary skill that Matheson demonstrated right from the start of his career. Many of his stories were decidedly unconventional when published (most in the 1950s and early 1960s), and still have the power to shock or to satisfy with their graceful inevitability. Matheson is not primarily a monster writer: rather, he examines how we create monsters from our own fears and frailties, and sometimes become the monsters ourselves. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is a must-have collection for Matheson fans and readers who like their horror spare, precise, and chilling. --Roz Genessee
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