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Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

Legendary author Richard Matheson has sadly passed away at the age of 87. From his longtime editor Greg Cox: “For over sixty years, Richard Matheson’s imagination enriched our lives and contributed vastly to the literature and entertainment of the twentieth century. In addition, he was a true gentlemen who was never less than a pleasure…

Richard Matheson’s Other Kingdoms

By Greg Cox, Consulting Editor Richard Matheson recently celebrated his 85th birthday. For an author whose first novel (Someone is Bleeding) was published nearly sixty years ago, Matheson has more going on today than many authors half his age. His story, “Steel,” which was previously filmed as a classic episode of the original Twilight Zone…

What Is An Editor, Anyway?

by Christopher Conlon When He Is Legend won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology some months ago, my friends were obviously happy for me—almost as happy as I was myself, and I was pretty darned happy. But I was surprised at how often those same friends of mine said things like,…