Springfield, PA; Gauntlet Press, 2003. Fine in fine dj. 144pp. COME FYGURES, COME SHADOWES, a previously unpublished novel by Richard Matheson. The story behind this novel is almost as fascinating as the book itself. Matheson intended on COME FYGURES, COME SHADOWES to be a 2000-page novel (he discusses the book in Gauntletís HUNGER AND THIRST). His editor, after seeing the first section of the book, told Matheson that there was no way such a massive novel would sell. Matheson reluctantly discontinued his work on the novel. As he discusses in the Afterword of the book, which Matheson wrote expressly for this edition, not completing the book was a decision he will forever regret. A portion of COME FYGURES, COME SHADOWES appeared in a book of Mathesonís novellas and short stories years ago, but this is the first time all of what he wrote for this book is being published. COME FYGURES, COME SHADOWES deals with a medium who desperately wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Itís both a supernatural thriller and a story of child abuse that wonít soon be forgotten by the reader. In his Afterword, Matheson provides the rest of the plot of the 2000-page book he originally envisioned. Although Matheson only wrote 144-pages of COME FYGURES COME SHADOWES, it is in and of itself a novel, ending perfectly. It is some of Mathesonís most gripping and intense work, and is destined to join A STIR OF ECHOES, I AM LEGEND and THE SHRINKING MAN as a Matheson classic. Limited to a 500 copy signed numbered edition with cover art by Michael Bayouth. SIGNED by Author. Illustrated by Michael Bayouth.