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First off, a terrible title, since these are mostly all straight horror stories, not sci-fi — none of them even take place in a future beyond a rather amusingly portrayed This is probably no surprise as his screenwriting career was equally extensive, so he likely had an inside edge in terms of getting his work translated from print to screen.

The good thing with a short story collection is that if you don’t love one story, there’s always another one coming up soon that may be more appealing. Whether it be how people are their own downfall, or explorations of life and people in general.

Rock ’em, sock ’em robots”. Retrieved September 15, As a collection, “Steel” is far more hit and miss than the other Matheson collections I’ve read, but there are still a few gems in here. A man agrees aero be part of a time traveling experiment and gets transported back to Jesus’ crucifixion.

Sprinkle it with some happy reading on the side. Matheson gave it a good run. They end up hiring him.

Their captor’s predicament is soon made apparent: It’s not quite in Balboa’s weight class, but Real Steel at least has some heft. Archived from the original on July 5, Rather than real steel, we get a lot of bargain-bin clunkers. In “Blood Son,” the reader meets a very odd little boy, Jules, whose stated ambition is to drink blood and be an undead vampire.


Retrieved September 26, Es el fundador y conservador de esta web. Oct 28, Abner Rosenweig rated it it was ok. Recommended for anyone interested in sci-fi or weird fiction, especially if you haven’t experienced Matheson’s work beyond richarx that has been converted into visual media.

If you ask me. It reminded me matneson a Roald Acefo story and I enjoyed its playful imagination. Great short stories — each one with a different tone and style.

Steel: And Other Stories

And Other Stories was a nice way to spend a few hours but it is in no way an essential Richard Matheson read. There’s a most intriguing gem of a tale of time travel. In Descent two couples are preparing to move underground to survive nuclear holocaust.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A little bit of trivia. There are a couple of 5 star stories, so I rounded this up from a 3. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier.

The fight continues with Atom landing multiple punches but also getting knocked down many times and recovering each time. Splendid Source is one of the most famous stories in the collection. Thus, some of the stories are simply written, utilizing what Matheson has called in interviews a “less is more” approach, and some are hilariously overwritten, to great comedic effect.

Several of his stories, like “Third from the Sun””Deadline” and “Button, Button” are simple sketches with twist endings; others, like “Trespass””Being” and “Mute” explore their characters’ dilemmas over twenty or thirty pages. Retrieved January 27, I have not seen the movie but from the commercials and previews and have read the story it is obvious that it is only a loose adaptation.

The Shores of Space

As a fan of “I am legend” I took on the book that seemed interesting, as I read story rivhard story it seemed to be getting less and less interesting. But “Steel,” which was previously filmed as a powerful episode of Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech.

Matheson is a consummate pro, and it shows in every story, regardless of genre or mood. The third story is called The Wedding and it tells of a very superstitious man who makes everyone and himself crazy by making them follow all his bizarre demands.


Real Steel – Wikipedia

While not every story in this collection is a perfect story, I love them all. Real Steel received mixed reviews from critics. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Others are takeoffs of cliche Twilight Zone conceits. Richard Matheson’s classic short story is now the basis for Real Steela gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman. This story is told from the points of view of the young couple, the possessed captor, and the alien itself, and builds to an agonizingly suspenseful conclusion.

That fact alone made me want to see the movie more than any of As I’ve said in multiple reviews centering on the works of Richard Matheson, the best news in rkchard the recent Hollywood adaptations of his work is that much of the Matheson catalog is coming back into print, allowing readers to discover that Matheson is much, much more that the guy who wrote, “I Am Legend.

It received mixed reviews, with criticism for the formulaic nature of the plot and the fact that elements remained unresolved or were predictable, but also praise for acrro visual effects, action sequences and acting performances.

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As Levy described the process, “[Y]ou’re not only capturing the fighting of live human fighters, but you’re able to take that and see it converted to [CGI] robots on a screen instantaneously.

Oct 18, Laura Martinelli rated it really liked it Shelves: With that in mind, here we go:

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