This anthology brings together original stories that Rod Serling made into episodes of his "Night Gallery" series, including works by H.P. Lovecraft, C.M. Kornbluth, Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, and Serling himself
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Night Gallery was Rod Serling's follow-up to The Twilight Zone. Though not as successful, it did run for three years (1970-1973) and contained a number of memorable episodes. This collection reprints 18 stories that served as source material for some of those programs. The first entry, a novella, is by Serling himself: entitled "Escape Route," it concerns a fugitive Nazi war criminal who flees into a painting in an art gallery. Particularly good are Fritz Leiber's "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" and "The Dead Man," the latter a fascinating extrapolation of the theory of psychosomatic illness; David Ely's "The Academy," which craftily pinpoints the eternal adolescence of the military mentality; C. M. Kornbluth's "The Little Black Bag," about a medical kit from the future that falls into the wrong hands, and "Brenda" by Margaret St. Clair, in which a young girl is propelled into sexual maturity through an encounter with a walking dead man.
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Book Description Knightsbridge Pub Co Mass, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111877961450
Book Description Knightsbridge Pub Co Mass, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1877961450