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Button, Button : Uncanny Stories

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What if every time you pushed a button you received $50,000...but someone you didn't know died? Would you still push the button? How many times? Button, Button, which inspired a memorable Twilight Zone episode, is just one of a dozen unforgettable tales in this new collection by Richard Matheson. This volume contains a number of stories that were adapted for television.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765312573
  • 9780765312570
  • 282,389

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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 -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 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" 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"" "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

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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