Author(s): Richard Matheson
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Mar 17, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100096199
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481571906
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
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Now a major motion starring Hugh Jackman, here is a new short story collection by the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend. Imagine a future in which human boxing has been replaced by heavyweight bouts between massive robots. Richard Matheson's classic short story, "Steel," is the inspiration for Real Steel, a new movie starring Hugh Jackman. But Matheson's story, which was previously filmed as an episode of the original Twilight Zone television series, is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, which includes two new stories never before collected in a book. Also featured is a satirical fantasy, "The Splendid Source," which was recently turned into an episode of Family Guy.

Professional reviews

"Like so many movie and television productions over the past several decades, the recent Hollywood film REAL STEEL was based on a story by science fiction and fantasy master Richard Matheson. That particular story, "Steel," is the excellent lead-off in this collection of more than a dozen Matheson gems, all brought to life with terrific drama, heart, and edge by Scott Brick. Holding their own amid his fantastic plots, Matheson's main characters always have specific, memorable personalities. Brick makes the most of those detailed characterizations as listeners hear a scientist go back in time to witness the crucifixion, a hateful man who is an elegant orator experience his unique version of hell, and a broken-down boxer in the far-flung future go for that last big score. These are only three of the many expert pairings of story and narrator that will keep listeners immersed. J.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"