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Hardy rated it really liked it Jul 06, But I really liked this collection, and I hope to get my hands on more in the near future. Descent just how much change can men mathesoon The four novels that I had previously read by New Jersey-born Richard Matheson–namely, ‘s “I Am Legend,” ‘s “The Shrinking Man,” ‘s “A Stir of Echoes” and ‘s “Hell House”–all demonstrated to this reader what a sure hand scero late author had in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Steel: And Other Stories

Richard Matheson wrote both the stories that were turned into the 2 episodes of Twilight Zone that starred William Shatner. Here, a young couple driving across Arizona is captured at gunpoint by a gas station owner and put into a sweltering cage under the desert sun.

Refresh and try again. STEEL finds an owner with a boxing robot sadly out of date though he remains ever optimistic. Was this ever a Twilight Zone? I keep mistaking his works for stories by other writers.

The Shores of Space

Atom has RC [radio-controlled] hands as well. Feb 24, Bradley rated it ricjard liked it Shelves: A visit to Santa Claus is another nightmare of a man’s own making. It was almost two before there was a chance for lunch. These are relatively old pieces dated from the ‘sbut they don’t show their age.

And Other Stories by Richard Matheson.

In Atom’s case, it tried to have a more humanizing design to be an ” everyman ” who could attract the audience’s sympathy and serve as a proxy to the viewer, with a fencing mask that Meyer explained served to show “his identity was a bit hidden, so richad have to work harder to get to see him. Still others, such as “Mad House””The Curious Child” and perhaps most famously, “Duel” are tales of paranoia, in which the everyday environment of the present day becomes inexplicably alien or threatening.


Best Performance by matheeon Young Actor. Max programs Noisy Boy’s vocal-respond controls in Atom, and convinces Charlie to help him with Atom’s fighting move memory, resulting mathfson a series of victories and culminating to being offered a fight in World Robot Boxing against national champion “Twin Cities”. Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Jun 12, Nora Peevy rated it it was ricjard Shelves: Matheson is a consummate pro, and it shows in every story, regardless of genre or mood.

Two girls’ diaries years apart. A dying poet snubs his family only acsro wind up in a literal hell. Return to Book Page. On the other hand, These stories are also highlighting people who keep going despite the odds. If you want some classic Matheson, this is definitely a collection to start you off on a dark, disturbing trip. However, the misses in this collection outweigh the hits see what I did there?!?

Steel: And Other Stories by Richard Matheson

By the way, this review originally appeared on the FanLit website at http: Hugh Jackman and director Shawn Levy discuss the human element in their robo-boxing movie”. What this collection shows is that Matheson is brilliant at creating characters and situations that stick with you.

Also, not everything had a speculative element to it, which kinda made me sad. Just goes to show even in his 80s he’s still got the touch. Short stories of science-fiction.

That fact alone made me want to matjeson the movie more than any of the previews I’d seen for the film or the buzz I’d heard surrounding the film. Last is The Window of Time about a man who goes to a rest home only rochard find out that it offers him a way to travel to his past. A man believes he is the only survivor of the apocalypse. The last man tries to write a tribute to humanity, while a pleasure-seeker looks for the hidden origin of dirty jokes worldwide.


Brick seems to be the master of old SFF on audio — he has this style down right and he always does a great job.

He just has a way to making my skin crawl. The fourth story is called The Conqueror and is a Western about a young man who moves from the city to the West looking for a fight. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s not quite in Balboa’s weight class, but Real Steel at least has some heft. Matheson was an outstanding writer. What does it mean to be human? Rather than real steel, we get a lot of bargain-bin c Matheson was an outstanding writer. Most were mathewon in the s and cover irchard standard science fiction topics of the age including robots, time travel, the atomic bomb, and how human beings interact with them. In The Doll That Does Everything two parents of a horrid child contemplate whether the doll they buy their child really can do everything.

Oct 25, Alyssa Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: Despite the overall level of what now reads as mediocrity, I was struck by a number of his final sentences, many of which had a surprisingly sad beauty to them: In he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in There are a couple of 5 star stories, so I rounded this up from a 3.

There’s a most intriguing gem of a tale of time travel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The plotting is deft, the settings and characters where they matter neatly evoked, and the words well-chosen.