Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream : Selected Stories

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That Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone is only natural: for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. So take one uneasy step and fall headlong into his world: a world where lions stalk the plains, classics cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five stories that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes.

This volume contains an introduction by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner, two fellow science fiction luminaries who counted themselves among Beaumont's close friends.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 16mm | 242g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0143107658
  • 9780143107651
  • 89,403

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Charles Beaumont was one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre Dean Koontz
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Charles Beaumont was one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre -- Dean Koontz The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come -- Robert Bloch
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About Charles Beaumont

Charles Beaumont (b. Charles Nutt) was born in Chicago in 1929. He led a strange, isolated childhood, leading him to develop an adventurous imagination. In tenth grade, he dropped out of high school to join the army, and later moved to Los Angeles to seek a career as an actor, writer, or artist. In 1954, his story "Black Country" became the first story published in Playboy magazine. Over the course of the next ten years, he published two novels, three collections of short stories, and penned an estimated twenty-two episodes for The Twilight Zone. He died in 1967.
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