Dystopia: Collected Stories

Matheson, Richard Christian

Published by Gauntlet Pr, 2000
ISBN 10: 1887368248 / ISBN 13: 9781887368247
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1887368248 518 + IX pages in black leatherette. Housed in slipcase. Collection of short stories by Richard Christian Matheson with 30 short essays of appreciation by the biggest names in horror fiction. Signed by the author and the following guest essayists: Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Mike Garris, Poppy Z. Brite, Ray Garton, Edward Bryant, Ed Gorman, Ramsey Campbell, Melissa Mia Hall, Ellen Dartow, George Clayton Johnson, Dennis Etchison, Stephen Jones, Dean Koontz, Craig Spector, Joe R. Lansdale, Stanley Wiater, Pat LoBrutto, Chet Williamson, Buddy Martinez, F. Paul Wilson, William F. Nolan, Douglas E. Winter, David J. Schow, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jack Ketchum, Michael Marshall Smith, Harry O. Morris (illustrator) and Richard Matheson (co-author of one story). Book dj and slipcase all in fine condition. First Edition. Illustrator: Morris, Harry O. Jacket Condition: Fine. Year: 2000. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-073753

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From Publishers Weekly: Short, sharp shocks abound in this collection of more than 50 sparely crafted tales of horror and fantasy. Matheson, whose credits include screenwriting (Tales from the Crypt, etc.) as well as a novel (Created By), develops his themes with a scenarist's economy, slashing atmosphere to a bare minimum and boiling plots down to sinewy skeletons. Some stories, like the evocative fever dream "Hell" and the paranoiac's nightmare "Wyom...," are diverting mood pieces. Most are miniature masterpieces of compression and tension, notably "Mobius," a tale about a serial killer that carefully misdirects the reader to its hidden tripwire ending, and the haiku-like "Vampire," which distills the personality of a psychic parasite from its stream of one-sentence sensory images. The stories make the most of their predominantly Los Angeles setting, which Matheson portrays as "one big ghastly appetite, rendered in inhuman industrial grays and gunshot reds" and populates with soulless, emotionally deadened zombies nurtured on its "glitz-gloom." The entries frequently show their roots in ideas from television, music and comic books, and Matheson's punky prose and talent for the perfectly timed twist ending give them an edginess and vitality that invigorates their telling. (Dec.) FYI: This volume includes, along with many newer stories, the entire contents of Matheson's previous collection, Scars and Other Distinguishing Trademarks (1987).

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Title: Dystopia: Collected Stories
Publisher: Gauntlet Pr
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description GAUNTLET, Springfield, PA., 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. MORRIS, HARRY O. (illustrator). 1st Edition. HB - Signed & Numbered Ltd. Edition # 82 of 250 - FINE/FINE in FINE Slipcase - This is the long-awaited omnibus short story collection by Richard Christian Matheson. You may have heard it referred to as The Blue Moment, or Barking Sands or Bedlam, but Richard¿s final choice for a title is Dystopia. - Signed by 30 authors and illustrators including, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Dean Koontz, William F. Nolan, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and others. Signed by Contributors. Seller Inventory # 006288

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