Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Richard Matheson: he was legend.
Richard Matheson is gone -- the sci-fi author who penned a raft of novels and short stories ("I Am Legend," "Hell House," "The Shrinking Man," "What Dreams May Come,") and a grab-bag of film and TV scripts (including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" -- "The Twilight Zone" episode in which William Shatner freaks out at the sight of a gremlin on the wing of his plane). Prolific and brilliant, a tough act for other dreamers to follow. He was legend.