Listed in Creature Feature Library’s 2008 Tomb Top Ten
Just say the name and the memories come flooding back — Somewhere in Time, Duel, The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and countless more. He’s one of the greatest storytellers of our time — or any time.
Now Gauntlet Press has assembled He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, a spectacular anthology of original, never-before published stories by today’s best writers — stories set in Richard Matheson’s own fictional universes, and published with Mr. Matheson’s complete cooperation!
And, among the many contributions to the book, is the first collaboration ever between Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, the novella “Throttle” — their take on Matheson’s classic “Duel.” This is, obviously, a once-in-a-lifetime publishing event, as it’s father and son’s first collaboration. Both Stephen King and Joe Hill will be signing both the numbered and lettered editions.
“A brilliant father-son story by father-son King-Hill, (Throttle) is a must read.” — DarkTower.com
Other contributors to this anthology, edited by Christopher Conlon, include F. Paul Wilson, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Strieber, Richard Christian Matheson, William F. Nolan, Gary Braunbeck, Thomas Monteleone, John Shirley and an introduction by Ramsey Campbell.
And, as an added bonus, He Is Legend features the original full-length screenplay “Conjure Wife” — over 20,000 never-before published words by Richard Matheson himself, in collaboration with the late Charles Beaumont that was filmed as “Burn, Witch Burn.”
Cover art and six interior illustrations by Matheson’s favorite artist Harry O. Morris.
Available to purchase for this title:
- 750-copy signed numbered edition – SOLD OUT
- Unsigned numbered edition
- 10-copy “PC” signed lettered edition without traycase
- 52-copy signed lettered edition – SOLD OUT
- TOR paperback version
- TOR hardcover version – SOLD OUT
“(He Is Legend) is a fitting tribute to a long and creative career; it is an even more an enjoyable read.” — US Review of Books
“He Is Legend is a book that will totally immerse the reader into the chilling universe that is the mind of the brilliant Richard Matheson. Each of the included stories is a flawless gem filled with the addictive kind of terror that will leave the reader breathless yet begging for more. It is a most fitting tribute to one of the true giants of Twentieth Century literature.” — Norman Rubinstein, Horror World
“This anthology is aimed at Matheson aficionados, but the strength and quality of the stories will attract a wider audience.” — Publishers Weekly
“Very rarely is a great writer honored in such a fashion as Gauntlet Press has done for Richard Mathesonâ€¦. This volume is filled with the works of the best writers in the business. This book was created by fans of Richard Matheson especially for other fans of Richard Matheson.” — Zacherley’s Picks
“This is a staggeringly good anthology worth both your time and money.” — Four BookWyrms
“Just received my book & I am impressed! The care you take w/the shipping is greatly appreciated, & the book… it is absolutely lovely: the end papers, the type-face, the size & weight (perfect for reading!), the artwork…I have never made such a purchase before, & confess in this present economy I almost canceled my order, but instead I now have something that will feed me through this long, dark recession of the soul & see me on to fabled fantasy & dense delights.” — Gauntlet Press customer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Matheson the Master by Ramsey Campbell
A Tale Inspired by “Duel”: Throttle by Joe Hill and Stephen King
A Sequel to “The Distributor”: Recalled by F. Paul Wilson
A Prequel to “I Am Legend: I Am Legend, Too” by Mick Garris
A Sequel to “Somewhere in Time”: Two Shots from Fly’s Photo Gallery by John Shirley
A Variation on “The Shrinking Man”: The Diary of Louise Carey by Thomas F. Monteleone
A Sequel to “Born of Man and Woman”: She Screech Like Me by Michael A. Arnzen
A Sequel to “Button, Button”: Everything of Beauty Taken from You in This Life Remains Forever by Gary A. Braunbeck
A Sequel to “Someone is Bleeding”: The Case of Peggy Ann Lister by John Maclay
A Sequel to “The Children of Noah”: Zachry Revisited by William F. Nolan
A Tale Inspired by “The Finishing Touches”: Comeback by Ed Gorman
A Variation on “Disappearing Act”: An Island Unto Himself by Barry Hoffman
A Tale Inspired by “Legion of Plotters”: Venturi by Richard Christian Matheson
A Sequel to “Prey”: Quarry by Joe R. Lansdale
A Prequel to “Hell House”: Return to Hell House by Nancy A. Collins
A Tale Inspired by “Collected Stories”: Cloud Rider by Whitley Strieber
An Original Screenplay: “Conjure Wife” by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont