Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was born in Allendale, New Jersey, USA on February 20th, 1926 and passed away at the age of 87 on June 23rd, 2013.

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Richard Matheson Stats: The highest rated book by Richard Matheson on Book Notification is I Am Legend / The Omega Man, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, a Collection .

The most read book by Richard Matheson on Book Notification is I Am Legend / The Omega Man, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Hell House, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Richard Matheson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Someone is Bleeding
1953
2
Fury on Sunday
1953
3
Woman / Third from the Sun / Born of Man
1954
4
8.6
I Am Legend / The Omega Man
1954
5
The Incredible Shrinking Man / The Shrinking Man
1956
6
6
A Stir of Echoes
1958
7
Ride the Nightmare
1959
8
The Beardless Warriors of World War II
1960
9
Comedy of Terrors
1964
10
8
Hell House
1971
11
The Night Stalker
1973
12
The Night Strangler
1974
13
Somewhere In Time / Bid Time Return
1975
14
9
What Dreams May Come
1978
15
Earthbound
1982
16
Journal of the Gun Years
1991
17
The Gun Fight
1993
18
7 Steps to Midnight
1993
19
Shadow on the Sun
1994
20
Now You See It...
1995
21
The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok
1996
22
Passion Play
2000
23
Hunger and Thirst
2000
24
Camp Pleasant
2001
25
Hunted Past Reason
2002
26
Abu and the 7 Marvels (With: William Stout)
Abu and the 7 Marvels (With: William Stout)
2002
27
Come Fygures, Come Shadowes
2003
28
The Link
2006
29
6
Other Kingdoms
2011
30
Generations
2012
31
Leave Yesterday Alone
2013

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Third from the Sun: Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy
1954
2
The Shores of Space
1957
3
10
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
1961
4
Shock!: Thirteen Tales to Thrill and Terrify
1961
5
Shock II: Thirteen Tales to Haunt the Imagination
1964
6
Shock III
1966
7
Shock Waves
1970
8
Duel
1971
9
Collected Stories, Vol. 1
1989
10
By the Gun
1994
11
The Twilight Zone Scripts
1998
12
Kolchak Scripts
2003
13
Darker Places
2004
14
Collected Stories, Vol. 2
2005
15
Collected Stories, Vol. 3
2005
16
Unrealized Dreams
2005
17
Bloodlines
2006
18
Button, Button: Uncanny Stories
2007
19
Visions of Death: Richard Matheson's Edgar Allan Poe Scripts, Vol. 1
2007
20
The Box
2008
21
Visions Deferred
2009
22
Richard Matheson Uncollected: Backteria and Other Improbable Tales
2011
23
Steel and Other Stories
2011
24
Road Rage (With: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Chris Ryall)
Road Rage (With: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Chris Ryall)
2012
25
Off Beat: Uncollected Stories
2020

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Richard Matheson Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Star Science Fiction Stories 3
1955
2
Best of Science Fiction: No. 10
1964
3
If This Goes On
1965
4
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 5
1972
5
The Devil's Generation
1973
6
Great Black Magic Stories
1974
7
Rod Serling's Other Worlds
1978
8
65 Great Spine Chillers
1982
9
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor
1982
10
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction
1985
11
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader
1987
12
Duel — Horror Stories of the Road
1987
13
The Monster Book of Monsters
1988
14
The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
1988
15
Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror
1989
16
Second Annual Collection
1989
17
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams
1990
18
Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master
1995
19
American Pulp
1997
20
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings
1998
21
Taps and Sighs
2000
22
Stranger: Dark Tales of Eerie Encounters
2002
23
Kiss the Whip
2005
24
Masques V
2006
25
The Best of Cemetery Dance II
2008
26
The Dead That Walk
2009
27
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead
2011
28
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror
2012
29
The Time Traveler's Almanac
2013
30
7.3
Flight or Fright
2018
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Richard Matheson: Biography

Richard Matheson (Richard Burton Matheson) was born on February 20th, 1926. Richard passed away June 23rd, 2013 at 87 years old. Richard Matheson was born in Allendale, New Jersey, USA.

Richard Matheson (Richard Burton Matheson) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 31 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1953 with the novel Someone is Bleeding. The most recently released novel was Leave Yesterday Alone which was released in 2013.

Richard Matheson also wrote the Short Story Collections series which has 25 books including Third from the Sun: Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy and The Shores of Space.

Richard Matheson has made the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list in Japan one time. It was for Now You See It.. in 2007. It was tied for #7 on the list, alongside The Narrows by Michael Connelly.

Mirroring the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list, Matheson's novel Now You See It.. was also ranked #7 on the 2007 Honkaku Mystery Best 10 list.

Richard Matheson: Awards & Accolades

Richard Matheson has won multiple awards including: The World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement, in 1984 and the Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1990. Richard Matheson was also nominated for the British Fantasy Award, The Karl Edward Wagner Award (Important Contribution), in 1996.

Matheson's books have also won multiple awards, Somewhere In Time / Bid Time Return won the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 1976. Collected Stories, Vol. 1 won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, in 1989 as well as the World Fantasy Award - Collection in 1990. Second Annual Collection won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1990. Journal of the Gun Years won the Spur Awards, Western Novel, in 1991.

Richard Matheson books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Abu and the 7 Marvels was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in Work for Young Readers, in 2002. Flight or Fright was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2018.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Richard Matheson are:

  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. Neil Gaiman, author of the American Gods Series.
  3. Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas Series.
  4. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  5. Jeffery Deaver, author of the Lincoln Rhyme Series.

Richard Matheson: F.A.Q

When was Richard Matheson Born?

Richard Matheson was born on February 20th, 1926.

When did Richard Matheson die?

Richard Matheson died on June 23rd, 2013 at 87 years old.

Where was Richard Matheson Born?

Richard Matheson was born in Allendale, New Jersey, USA.

What awards has Richard Matheson won?

Richard Matheson has won the following awards: Life Achievement at the World Fantasy Award (1984) and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bram Stoker Awards (1990).

What book awards has Richard Matheson won?

Somewhere In Time / Bid Time Return: World Fantasy Award Novel (1976).
Collected Stories, Vol. 1: Bram Stoker Awards Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection (1989), World Fantasy Award Collection (1990).
Second Annual Collection: World Fantasy Award Anthology (1990).
Journal of the Gun Years: Spur Awards Western Novel (1991).

What was the first book Richard Matheson wrote?

The first novel written by Richard Matheson was Someone is Bleeding, published in 1953.

What was the most recent book Richard Matheson wrote?

His most recently released work was Off Beat: Uncollected Stories on November 19th, 2020.

How many books has Richard Matheson written?

Richard Matheson has written 63 books. 31 Standalone Novels, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 25 books in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Graphic Novels, 4 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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