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HE IS LEGEND: AN ANTHOLOGY CELEBRATING RICHARD MATHESON edited by Christopher Conlon. Colorado Springs, CO; Gauntlet Press; 2009. 1st trade hardcover edition.

Just say the name and the memories come flooding back -- Somewhere in Time, Duel, The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and countless more. He's one of the greatest storytellers of our time -- or any time.

Now Gauntlet Press has assembled He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, a spectacular anthology of original, never-before published stories by today's best writers -- stories set in Richard Matheson's own fictional universes, and published with Mr. Matheson's complete cooperation!

And, among the many contributions to the book, is the first collaboration ever between Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, the novella "Throttle" -- their take on Matheson's classic "Duel."

Other contributors to this anthology, edited by Christopher Conlon, include F. Paul Wilson, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Strieber, Richard Christian Matheson, William F. Nolan, Gary Braunbeck, Thomas Monteleone, John Shirley and an introduction by Ramsey Campbell.

And, as an added bonus, He Is Legend features the original full-length screenplay "Conjure Wife" -- over 20,000 never-before published words by Richard Matheson himself, in collaboration with the late Charles Beaumont that was filmed as "Burn, Witch Burn."

Cover art and six interior illustrations by Matheson's favorite artist Harry O. Morris.


Editor’s Note,

Introduction: Matheson the Master by Ramsey Campbell,

A Tale Inspired by “Duel”: Throttle by Joe Hill and Stephen King,

A Sequel to “The Distributor”: Recalled by F. Paul Wilson,

A Prequel to I Am Legend: I Am Legend, Too by Mick Garris,

A Sequel to Somewhere in Time: Two Shots from Fly’s Photo Gallery by John Shirley,

A Variation on The Shrinking Man: The Diary of Louise Carey by Thomas F. Monteleone,

A Sequel to “Born of Man and Woman”: She Screech Like Me by Michael A. Arnzen,

A Sequel to “Button, Button”: Everything of Beauty Taken from You in This Life Remains Forever by Gary A. Braunbeck,

A Sequel to Someone is Bleeding: The Case of Peggy Ann Lister by John Maclay,

A Sequel to “The Children of Noah”: Zachry Revisited by William F. Nolan,

A Tale Inspired by “The Finishing Touches”: Comeback by Ed Gorman,

A Variation on “Disappearing Act”: An Island Unto Himself by Barry Hoffman,

A Tale Inspired by “Legion of Plotters”: Venturi by Richard Christian Matheson,

A Sequel to “Prey”: Quarry by Joe R. Lansdale,

A Prequel to Hell House: Return to Hell House by Nancy A. Collins,

A Tale Inspired by Collected Stories: Cloud Rider by Whitley Strieber,

…And an Original Screenplay: Conjure Wife by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont.

Fine in fine dj, still in publishers shrinkwrap.