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 (With: ) (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

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (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,Stanley Ellin,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,,Roald Dahl,,,,Alfred Hitchcock,,,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: Alfred Hitchcock) (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen (With: Donald E Westlake,,Jack Ritchie,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,,,,,Alfred Hitchcock,,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,,Alfred Hitchcock) (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous (With: Ellis Peters,Dorothy L Sayers,,Jack Ritchie,Ray Bradbury,,Robert Arthur,,Michael Gilbert,,,Carter Dickson,,Julian May,,,,,Alfred Hitchcock,,,Margot Bennett) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month Of Mystery (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down by the Old Blood Stream (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice. (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories That Go Bump In The Night: V. 1 (By: Alfred Hitchcock) (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

The Night Strangler (With: ) (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Pitch (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lambs to the Slaughter (By: ) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil in the Details (By: Stefan Petrucha) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get of Belial (By: ) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kolchak the Night Stalker Volume 1 (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Within (By: C.J. Henderson,Stefan Petrucha) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bare Bones (By: ) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kolchak the Night Staker Casebook (By: Robert J. Randisi,Christopher Golden,P.N. Elrod) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lovecraftian Horror (By: C.J. Henderson) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kolchak Papers: The Original Novels (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sound of Fear (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rise & Fall of Carl Kolchak (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak the Night Stalker (By: ) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak The Night Stalker: Cry Of Thunder (By: Nancy Holder) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Compendium (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky,Christopher Golden) (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
Necronomicon (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
The Night Stalker Chronicles (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky,Max Allan Collins,P.N. Elrod) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hot Blood Books

Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror (With: Robert Bloch,,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Theodore Sturgeon,,Chet Williamson,Lisa Tuttle,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,,F. Paul Wilson,,,,,,,Michael Newton) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (By: ,,Richard Laymon,,,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Graham Masterton,John Shirley,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,Karl Edward Wagner,,,Lucy Taylor,,John Byrne,,,Grant Morrison) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hottest Blood (By: ,Graham Masterton,John Shirley,Nancy Holder,Steve Tem,Rex Miller,Bentley Little,,,,,,Grant Morrison,,,John Edward Ames,,Matthew Costello) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly After Dark (By: Jack Ketchum,Max Allan Collins,,Graham Masterton,Edo Van Belkom,Steve Tem,Bentley Little,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seeds of Fear (By: ,,,,P.D. Cacek,,Rex Miller,Bentley Little,Edward Lee) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear the Fever (By: Jack Ketchum,,Alan Brennert,Graham Masterton,P.D. Cacek,Tom Piccirilli,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor,,,,,,Wendy Rathbone) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss and Kill (By: Max Allan Collins,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Nancy Holder,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,,,,,,O'Neil de Noux) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimes of Passion (By: Lawrence Block,Robert J. Randisi,Brian Hodge,Joyce Carol Oates,Ramsey Campbell,Brian Lumley,Tom Piccirilli,,,,,,John Edward Ames) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Blood X (By: Lawrence Block,Barbara Collins,Max Allan Collins,Robert J. Randisi,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Bentley Little,,,,,,O'Neil de Noux) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Attractions (By: Max Allan Collins,,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,P.D. Cacek,Nancy Holder,Yvonne Navarro,Edo Van Belkom,,Christa Faust,Matthew V. Clemens,,,O'Neil de Noux,John Edward Ames) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Bedfellows (By: Graham Masterton,Christa Faust,Marv Wolfman,Ilsa J. Bick,Catherine Dain,,,Michael Bracken,,J.F. Gonzalez,Dave Zeltserman) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Passions (By: Ed Gorman,,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Graham Masterton,,P.D. Cacek,,Steve Niles,,,,,,,,,Dave Zeltserman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger by Night (By: Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Yvonne Navarro,Edo Van Belkom,Brian Lumley,Tom Piccirilli,Christa Faust,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor,,,,,Wendy Rathbone) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

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
American Pulp(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taps and Sighs(2000)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
The Dead That Walk(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flight or Fright(2018)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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