Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was an American author of horror, science fiction and fantasy novels, stories and screenplays. Many of his novels have been adapted into films, including I Am Legend (four times over), The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Somewhere in Time, A Stir of Echoes and Button, Button. He also wrote some of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.”

Richard Matheson became a published author in 1950 with a short story entitled Born of Man and Woman in 1950. His first novel was a suspense novel, entitled Fury on Sunday, which was published in 1953. Below is a list of Richard Matheson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Fury on Sunday(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Someone is Bleeding(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Am Legend(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shrinking Man(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stir of Echoes(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Nightmare(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beardless Warriors(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comedy of Terrors(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell House(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Stalker(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Strangler(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somewhere in Time(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Dreams May Come(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthbound(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journal of the Gun Years(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gun Fight(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
7 Steps to Midnight(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow on the Sun(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now You See It...(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passion Play(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunger and Thirst(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Camp Pleasant(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunted Past Reason(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abu and the 7 Marvels(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Fygures, Come Shadowes(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Link(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Kingdoms(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Generations(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leave Yesterday Alone(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Pride(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slaughter House(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Third from the Sun: Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shores of Space(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock!: Thirteen Tales to Thrill and Terrify(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock 2(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock 3(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock 4(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Matheson's Twilight Zone Scripts, Volume 1(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Trilogy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Volume 1(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Gun(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Offbeat: Uncollected Stories(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duel(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Matheson's Kolchak Scripts(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darker Places(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss the Whip: Tales of the Divine Marquis(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Volume 2(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Volume 3(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unrealized Dreams(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodlines(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions of Death: Richard Matheson's Edgar Allan Poe Scripts, Vol. 1(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Button, Button: Uncanny Stories(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions Deferred(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Box(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Matheson's Nightmare at 20,000 Feet(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Matheson Uncollected: Backteria and Other Improbable Tales(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steel and Other Stories(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Completely Doomed(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road Rage(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Path: A New Look at Reality(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mediums Rare(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Primer of Reality(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Richard Matheson Companion(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: I Am Legend was also published as The Omega Man. The Shrinking Man was also published as Incredible Shrinking Man. Somewhere in Time was originally published under the title of Bid Time Return. Third from the Sun is also known as Born of Man and Woman.

Earthbound was written as Logan Swanson. Comedy of Terror is a novelization by Elsie Lee, based on a screenplay by Richard Matheson. The Night Stalker is a novelization by Jeff Rice, based on a screenplay by Matheson. Pride was co-authored by Richard Christian Matheson. Kiss the Whip also contains contributions by Robert Bloch, Henry Clement, Jean-Paul Denard and Jeremy Reed. Road Rage also contains contributions by Joe Hill and Stephen King. Completely Doomed also has stories by Robert Bloch, David J. Schow and F. Paul Wilson.

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Richard Matheson Synopsis: In Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson, Chris and Helen were living the good life until Helen finds out about something in Chris’ past. Overnight, their relationship turns into a world of fear and brutality that may cause them to lose their only child.

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