Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous--until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.
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Richard Matheson is The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Other Kingdoms, Somewhere in Time, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It..., and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels, Matheson wrote screenplays, and he wrote for several Twilight Zone episodes, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in Calabasas, California.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
First he thought it was a tidal wave. Then he saw that the sky and ocean were visible through it and it was a curtain of spray rushing at the boat.
He’d been sunbathing on top of the cabin. It was just coincidence that he pushed up on his elbow and saw it coming.
“Marty!” he yelled. There was no answer. He scuttled across the hot wood and slid down the deck. “Hey, Marty!”
The spray didn’t look menacing, but for some reason he wanted to avoid it. he ran around the cabin, wincing at the hot planks underfoot. It would be a race.
Which he lost. One moment he was in sunlight. The next he was being soaked by the warm, glittering spray.
Then it was past. He stood there watching it sweep across the water, sun-glowing drops of it covering him. Suddenly he twitched and looked down. There was a curious tingling on his skin.
He grabbed for a towel and dried himself. It wasn’t so much pain as a pleasant stinging, like that of lotion on newly shaven cheeks.
Then he was dry and the feeling was almost gone. He went below and woke up his brother and told him about the curtain of spray that had run across the boat.
It was the beginning.
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Book Description Gregg Pr, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP60081624
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this hardcover book in Publisher's black cloth with gilt title lettering to spine.No dust-jacket.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.The book has 16 pages of film stills present.This copy was acquired from an impressive private collection of an American Writer and TV Producer (He wrote The 'A' Team) close attention was paid in obtaining books in excellent condition.This copy being no exception.Lovely copy for the collector with crisp white page edges.8vo 192pp First Edition Thus Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 48711
Book Description Gregg Press, U.S.A., 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Very scarce 1979 first printing hardcover gook in good++ condition. Black and white photos and illustrations. Some minor foxing on top edge of pages, otherwise very good ++ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5456
Book Description Gregg Pr, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0839825471
Book Description Gregg Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine or better with square binding, excellent boards, and slight bumping to spine ends. Lovely copy - looks unread. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10886339689
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Text offset from the 1956 Fawcett edition. New introduction by Joseph Milicia. Includes scenes and storyboard drawings for the fine 1957 Universal film directed by Jack Arnold based on Matheson's novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-721. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-219. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 18. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 270. Several faint scuffs to cloth, else a fine copy without dust jacket as issued. One of the more elusive books published in the Gregg Press Science Fiction Series. (#111363). Bookseller Inventory # 111363
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Text offset from the 1956 Fawcett edition. New introduction by Joseph Milicia. Includes scenes and storyboard drawings for the fine 1957 Universal film directed by Jack Arnold based on Matheson's novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-721. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-219. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 18. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 270. A bit of faint foxing to top edge of text block, else a fine copy without dust jacket as issued. One of the more elusive books published in the Gregg Press Science Fiction Series. (#140260). Bookseller Inventory # 140260
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1979. Hardcover. First US hardcover edition. First printing stated. Introduction by Joseph Milicia. Basis for the 1957 science fiction film, "The Incredible Shrinking Man." See Warren, Keep Watching the Skies, pp 352 - 361. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 4, 3-121. "An exciting, poignant, thought-provoking book." Barron, Horror Literature 4-219. Pringle, Modern Fantasy, The Hundred Best Novels, pp 64 - 65. The book features pages from the story board and fifteen pages of scenes from the film. Bound in original black cloth. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24732