Steel, and Other Stories

Steel, and Other Stories

Book - 2011
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Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. Human boxers have been replaced by massive humanoid robots. And former champions of flesh-and-blood are obsolete . . . .

Richard Matheson's classic short story is now the basis for Real Steel , a gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman. But "Steel," which was previously filmed as a powerful episode of the original Twilight Zone television series, is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, which includes two new stories that have never appeared in any previous Matheson collection. Also featured is a bizarre satirical fantasy, "The Splendid Source," that was turned into an episode of The Family Guy.

Richard Matheson was recently inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Steel demonstrates once again the full range of his legendary imagination.

Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, 2011.
ISBN: 9780765367617
Branch Call Number: MAT
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 18 cm

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 10, 2016

If you like to read vintage, Sci-Fi yarns from the 1950's, then these 15 well-written, short stories from famed author, Richard Matheson should be of some special interest to you.

*Author Note* - Richard Matheson (born in Allendale, New Jersey) was an American novelist and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.

Matheson is best known as the author of "I Am Legend", a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen 4 times. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel".

In June 2013, Richard Matheson (87 at the time) died at his home in Los Angeles.

(Watch "Richard Matheson" interview-clip*)

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