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

Someone is Bleeding (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fury on Sunday (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman / Third from the Sun / Born of Man (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Am Legend / The Omega Man (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Shrinking Man / 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 of World War II (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 / Bid Time Return (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Dreams May Come (1978)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 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Slaughter House (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pride (With: Richard Christian Matheson) (2002)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
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock!: Thirteen Tales to Thrill and Terrify (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock II: Thirteen Tales to Haunt the Imagination (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock III (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock Waves (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duel (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Vol. 1 (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Gun (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twilight Zone Scripts (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kolchak Scripts (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darker Places (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Vol. 2 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories, Vol. 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
Button, Button: Uncanny Stories (2007)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
The Box (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions Deferred (2009)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
Road Rage (With: Stephen King,Joe Hill) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Off Beat: Uncollected Stories (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Completely Doomed (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Path (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 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Books

(with Donald E Westlake, Ellis Peters, Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Bloch, , , Shirley Jackson, , , Ray Bradbury, , Robert Arthur, , , F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Gilbert, Roald Dahl, , , , , , , , Carter Dickson, , , , Julian May, , , , , , , , , , , , , , James Francis Dwyer, Richard Stark, Margot Bennett)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night (By: ) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By: ) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By: Robert Bloch,,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,,Roald Dahl,,,,,,,James Francis Dwyer) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
12 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By: Robert Arthur) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night (By: Robert Arthur) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: More Stories for Late at Night [Unabridged] (By: ) (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen (With: Donald E Westlake,,,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,,,,,,,Richard Stark) (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me (With: Shirley Jackson,Robert Arthur,F. Scott Fitzgerald) (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous (With: Ellis Peters,Dorothy L Sayers,,,Ray Bradbury,,Robert Arthur,,Michael Gilbert,,,Carter Dickson,,Julian May,,,,,,,,Margot Bennett) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month Of Mystery (By: ) (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down by the Old Blood Stream (By: ) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice. (By: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories That Go Bump In The Night: V. 1 (By: ) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

(with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson)

Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books

Lambs to the Slaughter (By: ) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get of Belial (By: ) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Within (By: C.J. Henderson) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak the Night Stalker (By: ) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Strangler Files (With: Chris Mills) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kolchak (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Book of Kolchak the Night Stalker (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss the Whip(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masques V(2006)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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