The Box

The Box : Uncanny Stories

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What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don't know. Would you still push the button? "Button, Button," Richard Matheson's chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of "The Box," the new film from the director of "Donnie Darko." In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of "I Am Legend" and "What Dreams May Come." "The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence." "--Publishers Weekly"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765361434
  • 9780765361431
  • 369,088

About Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was "The New York Times" bestselling author of "I Am Legend," "Hell House," "Somewhere in Time," "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "A Stir of Echoes," "The Beardless Warriors," "The Path," "Seven Steps to Midnight," "Now You See It ," and "What Dreams May Come," among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other "Twilight Zone" episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven."show more

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"His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart."--Dean Koontz "Perhaps no other author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions."--"The New York Times" "Richard Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Matheson is the master of paranoia--pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind."--"San Jose Mercury News"show more

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1,097 ratings
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4 32% (353)
3 39% (429)
2 13% (144)
1 3% (35)
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