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RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES VOLUME 2 1st TP

RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES Volume Two, by Richard Matheson, Edited by Stanley Wiater. Colorado Springs, CO; Gauntlet Press; 2005. 1st trade paperback edition.

VOLUME TWO of Edge Books imprint publication of RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES. Again, it is an expanded tradepaperback version of the 1989 Dream/Press hardcover limited edition.

This three volume edition of RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES is the gathering together of 86 Richard Matheson short stories, beginning with Born of Man and Woman from 1950 and ending with Duel from 1971. The stories were arranged by Matheson himself roughly in chronological order of original publication. There are also several tributes to Richard Matheson throughout the volumes from admirers such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, William F. Nolan, and others. Finally, Matheson wrote a deeply revealing Introduction for the collection. As Matheson himself states in this Introduction, "A twenty-year period of creativity reduced to the psychological background of my output of fantasy and science-fiction stories. If this were a thesis, that would be my premise".

As with Volume One, for Volume Two editor Stanley Wiater has included a "bibliophile" at the end of each story containing Matheson's very own commentary on the behind-the-scenes details of each story. Each story is also listed with it's original publication date and place of publication.

Table of Contents for RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES, VOLUME TWO Editor's Preface, Dream Press Introduction: 1989, Gauntlet Press Introduction: 2003, Slaughter House, Trespass, The Wedding, Wet Straw, Being, The Conqueror, From Jack Finney, The Curious Child, Dear Diary, Descent, The Doll That Does Everything, The Man Who Made the World, The Test, The Traveler, When Day is Dun, Dance of the Dead, The Funeral, Miss Stardust, One for the Books, Pattern for Survival, From George Clayton Johnson, A Flourish of Strumpets, The Splendid Source, Steel, A Visit to Santa Claus, The Children of Noah, The Holiday Man, Lemmings, Old Haunts, The Distributor, The Edge.

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