In the aptly titled Offbeat, Richard Matheson, a modern master of strange fiction, offers thirteen excursions into the unsettling and bizarre. In these stories you will encounter a major league pitcher with a horrific secret for his astonishing success; an ordinary man who wakes to find himself in a silent, empty world; a death row prisoner with an extraordinary explanation for his innocence; and a novelist whose fictional creations transcend the printed page.
Originally published as a limited edition hardcover, now long out of print, the remarkable and rare tales offered in Offbeat display the brilliant imagination that gave birth to such classics as I Am Legend and Hell House. This edition also features an afterword by the author and a new introduction by David J. Schow.
“Perhaps no author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions.” - The New York Times
“The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.” - Stephen King
“Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
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About the Author
Richard Burton Matheson (1926¿2013) was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn. He was an author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is best known as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times. Other popular books by Matheson include Hell House and What Dreams May Come. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.