Sun
Feb 20 2011 1:00pm
Richard Matheson Birthday Book Set Giveaway!

Other Kingdoms by Richard MathesonIn honor of Richard Matheson’s 85th birthday and the March 1st release of his newest book Other Kingdoms, we’re having a giveaway containing the ultimate Matheson Prize Pack! The set of books includes these fifteen titles:

The Official Rules: To enter, post a comment in this post. Duplicate comments won’t be counted. One winner will be randomly selected by noon EST on Tuesday, February 22. Please check your email in the 24 hours after the giveaway has concluded; if we don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

279 comments
Catherine Mahan
2. cmahan
Wow! That is an awesome body of work, thank you :)
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5. Ronald Morton
Need more books...
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6. najult
Awesome Giveaway
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10. MelissaSanchez
Amazing books^^ Count me in if it's international!!
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13. Mark Roy Long
Yes! Me! Please!
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15. Cassandra Ruiz
Count me in! Thanks so much for the giveaway.
Jonathan lee
16. jleeRoll
Where are his westerns? just kidding, I would love this set.
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19. LeahNE
This is a great giveaway!
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22. RRC
Would love a shot at those -- thanks!
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23. rubydog
Great giveaway!
Please enter me.
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24. vettac
Lovely prizes - count me in.
Péter Király
25. Dirky
Legendary. Always wanted to receive gifts for somebody else's birthday.
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26. SGriffin
I AM LEGEND is one of the best stories ever! This giveaway rocks! Now I can catch up on more of Matheson's awesome writings!
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28. Jayson Lorenzen
Oh oh let it be me!
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30. Sarivar
Wow, a GIGAway! Count me in!
Angela Korra'ti
33. annathepiper
I haven't read a word of Matheson and this sounds like an excellent opportunity to start. ;D Pick me! Pick me!
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34. morlynkin
Happy birthday! The descriptions are intriguing. Pick me!
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35. Dr Tuka
This is what the doctor orders in a dreary February.
Brandy Thomas
36. Roese
I have not read very much of Matheson and this would be a great oppurtunity to catch up.
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37. Story Cottage
Please count me in on this birthday celebration.
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39. Alden Ash
This would be a GREAT set to have!
Eric Carlson
40. Tennerock
That is an excellent collection...count me in!
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41. dawn the glass beadmaker
I'd love those...
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42. EliasC
Oh, great giveaway!!!!
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43. Kadere
Let's do this!
Sam Hall
44. EnderQON
This would be an awesome addition to our library - we have 3 avid readers in the house who would all enjoy reading these, and all for the first time!
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45. OldDarth
Richard Matheson - an under appreciated great writer. I would swoon to have these books!
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50. Tom Mcgrattan
Can't wait until March 1st for Other Kingdoms...been counting the
days.!
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51. Beth C.
I haven't read his work. This contest could correct that.
Ryan Richardson
52. LudwigVanRyan
Nothing makes me happier than a large pile of books.
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53. beket
How wonderfully creepy!
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54. topy23
Will Smith rules!
Derek Dominquez
55. fomartorch
Wow, thanks for all of the givaways you are doing.
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59. Brad Nieder
Awesome contest!
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61. Björn Lindström
I would not say no.
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62. xi'an101
Of course, thanks!!!
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64. Leah Hansen
Pick me! Pick me! *bounces up and down*

HAPPY BIRHDAY Richard Matheson! :D
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65. Eddv
What Dreams May Come was a really wonderful book.
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66. Azuaron
I do love I Am Legend.
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68. Redface
I only read I am legend so far, so this would be just perfect.
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71. The Literary Omnivore
Count me in.
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76. jessica Strider
I"ve read I Am Legend, and the short story, "Button Button". Both were fantastic. It's amazing to think of how iconic some of his writing has become (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is such a classic now).

May he have another 85 years ahead!
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77. Megan Villegas
this would rock!!
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79. kamandi
Happy Birthday!
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80. That Neil Guy
I would like to win. Thank you.

Love and kisses,
Neil
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81. Gizmo
A chance to win books? Yes, please. :)
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84. DarrenJL
Happy Birthday!
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85. Kevin G1701
Yes for books!
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86. Dave45683
I am legend still my fav book ever.
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87. Qtip6
Would adore these books for my shelf and also to share!
LL S
90. scepter
Awesome giveaway. Thank you!
I loved 'I am Legend'. I couldn't believe how they ended the latest movie adaptation with Will Smith. It was as is TPTB didn't finish the book and didn't understand the title.
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91. kiwibands
Pick me! Pick me! Happy Birthday!
Matthew Caulder
92. MattCaulder
I love I am Legend. it was amazing (the book not the movie)
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93. Ashley Holt
WOW THANKS THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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94. Lingeorge
Yes, I love birthdays and books. Some of these I haven't read yet.
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95. PhoenixFalls
Oooo, pretty giveaway. . .
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96. J A Horn
These are some of my favorite books!
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98. resrvordog
Matheson is a great personal inspiration, and his body of work has made an impact on an entire generation of creative people that will continue to be felt long after he's gone. How lucky we are to still have him creating for us at 85!
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101. Joseph Ives
Umm, yes please. Pick me, pick me! Over here. Yep, that's right MEEEE!!!!!!!!
Ryan McGinn
102. irish98rm
I've actually never read any of Matheson's books. This would be a great way to get acquainted with his work.
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103. GwendolynKay
Me Please!
Louis Richards
104. lummer5000
Wow!
Matheson is one of very few writers of what I would call 'Horror' that are actually worth reading.
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105. Melissa Proffitt
I knew that some Richard Matheson stories had been adapted for the original Twilight Zone, but didn't realize how many until I watched the whole series on DVD. Now my kids know who he is, too! Love his writing.
Ian Hammond
106. hungrym
What Matheson I've read has been great. I'm in for this!
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108. Steve Carroll
good stuff.
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109. Daniele A. Gewurz
I deserve this! :-)
Michael Burstein
110. mabfan
Looks like a good collection of books.
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112. deadjack
Wow! Great bunch of titles. Read a couple like I am Legend and What Dreams May Come. There a a few others that are on my list to read someday. This would be great then I wouldn't have to buy them...
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113. Thomas8354
Its my birthday too!
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116. David HF
Going for it please.
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117. Dash Rendar
That sounds rad.
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119. BubbaCoop
I'm getting very close to needing another bookshelf.
Linda W.
120. lateniteknitter
Fabulous giveaway -- I definitely want a chance at this.
Thanks, Tor.com!
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123. MasterBrom
This is a great giveaway! Count me in!!
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125. percysowner
This is a great giveaway and Richard Matheson is one of my favorite authors. So count me in.
Georgiana Lee
126. Georgiana
Stir of Echoes was also an interesting movie that didn't get the attention it deserved.
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127. rachellecools
I've never read any of these books.l
Lonnie Rivenbark
130. fuddster
I sure could use something to read.

Hint, hint... ;-)
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131. Jake Reviews Books
Very cool.
Derek Johnson
132. daj42
Truly one of the finest storytellers of our time.
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137. Matthew Carpenter
I Am Legend is my favorite modern vampire book.
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138. Stephen Bove
I am Legend is the best of this list
Tina Chaddick
139. tinacha2
Matheson has been on my reading wish list for awhile. I would love to win.
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140. Tim Deem
Sounds like a great reading list to start the Spring! I'll keep my fingers cross :)
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142. Douglas R. Cobb
What a great contest! I hope I'm selected as the winner!
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143. Sarawackadoo
Sounds like the beginning of an obsession...
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144. JediC
To win this would be awesome. A great Matheson primer for me and my son ... once he starts reading on his own.
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145. Susan LaCroix
Not only am I a big fan of his, but March 1st is my birthday! It's karma or something. What a wonderful birthday present this collection would make for me.
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148. JUAN D GOMEZ
count me in
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149. Dave Meyer
I was 12 years old when I first read I Am Legend. He's haunted my imagination (in a good way) in the 40 years since then. Happy birthday, Richard, and thanks for all the great stories!
Cindy Anderson
150. Jubercat
What a great talent. I would love to have this collection.
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151. Fyrefall2k
I Am Entered!
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153. infestor189
Pick me, pick me!!!
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155. brasballs
thanks for sharing the books of nice a fine author
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159. Quantumpanda
A great list of must-have books.
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160. Arno Axolotl
Meezorb!
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161. paleo
Happy 85th Mr. Matheson!
Sean Pratz
163. Galoot
Amazing giveaway! I need this package. No, Really!
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165. 'nother Mike
Sure... I could always use a few more books.
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166. Frodo15
Wow i would really enjoy winning these!! please pick me!
pat purdy
170. night owl
Mathesons' other name must be Bilbo Baggins!! Another believer in giving gifts on his birthday!!! Neat ... ;-)
brandon schneider
171. snow
"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book"
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173. Vince Perkins
I sure would love to win all these books!
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175. Sonix
I'd like to participate! I'm a huge fan of Mr. Matheson!!!
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177. Emerich
I would really like to inlcude this book in my collection!
Wesley Parish
178. Aladdin_Sane
Twenty Minutes to Midnight from where I'm sitting.

Includicate me in!
Pierre-Paul Durastanti
180. Pierre-Paul
Excellent. Count me in if this is international.
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181. firesinger
i love "what dreams may come" even in the film version. Richard Matheson's entire work is awesome! great giveaway!
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182. Mike Stanford
NOW THAT IS LEGEND!
Philip Crowley
183. dragonbane79
Looks like I'll have to pick some of these up even if I don't win!
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184. Ruskd
Want. The Incredible Shrinking Man was one of my fave films growing up!
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185. Michael Anthony Yap
Great Books! Great Author! Nuff Said!
R. N. Dominick
188. rdominick
Wow! That sounds like such an amazing set of books that I have to throw my hat... er, post in the ring. Thanks for the opportunity!
Peter Marcantonio
189. pmarcantonio
I am Legend is a legendary book in my mind.
Jay Daley
191. jaydaley
Need to clear space on my bookshelf if I won, but that's a burden I'm willing to bear.
Sarah Hale
192. rocketshale
Matheson's longevity as an author and the diversity in his work has always impressed me. He's one of those people who has had an enormous influence on popular culture, yet people don't fully realize it. His work shows up in movies and on tv; his books have influenced the style of others; and Matheson is a true original. Thanks for taking the time today to recognize this wonderful creative person.
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193. Keith Jones
Great writer! Great give away! Please enter me.
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194. pauljessup
I WANT I WANT I WANT GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE
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197. 0ptical.Joe
Nice tribute!
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199. skinut
What a collection'
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200. jefff
Love his stuff! Happy B-day Richard!
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201. Stew464
Please Sir, may I have somemore!!!!
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202. peabody81
My wife has threatened me if I bring any more books into the house. But honey, it's Richard Matheson!!!!
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203. Pamela Blome
Looks very cool!
sean odell
205. dirgework
happy b'day to RM - it's mine in a week, this would be a nice gift :)
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208. Lancehimself
It would be incredible to win this collection!!
Cole Dowden
210. cnote56
Winning this pack would make my Spring. Pretty, Pretty PLEASE!!!!!
Donovan
212. stryfe2103
I'd love to win these books. Richard Matheson is an awesome author
Dovile Petrasiunaite
214. dova113
It would be so awesome to win all these books!
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215. Michael Habif
yes please
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217. Tgoostree
Yay books!!!
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219. alessiod
My first ever Literary crush
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221. Paige C. M.
Chouette!
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222. Matthew Bailey
Richard Matheson rules!
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225. illmunkeys
...and I want... so, pick me!
Irwin Primero
227. time_to_read
talented author, I'm glad he's got a new book on the way. hope I win!
Clifton Royston
230. CliftonR
I'd love to read more Matheson.

And hey, I've got a better chance of winning here than in a lottery.
D M
232. pavid
Silly rocket, books are for people. I'm a people so I'll just take those from you for safe keeping.
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235. big K
And a happy birthday to Mr. Matheson!
Chuk Goodin
239. Chuk
I would like these books too, please.
Warren Ockrassa
241. warreno
I am legend, he is legend, she is legend, we're all legends -

Wouldn't you like to be a legend too?
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242. bobbyshane
Richard Matheson is one of the greatest authors ever!
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243. thomrit51
richard matheson is legendary
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245. Spartan034
I would love to read these books!!! =)
Ryan MacDonald
247. Phishmanr
I've never gotten to read any of his books, would love to.
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249. dwarzel
Count me in!
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250. Rowanmdm
Yeah, more books to read!
John Broky
251. frienetic
I Am Legend is one of the best things I've ever read!
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252. Naidirem
Nice. Got hooked on Matheson after reading Born of Man and Woman
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253. maplesmarla
I love 'what dreams may come'..Wow !
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255. ksandrews
I'd love to get these books!
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257. jmwilson529
I am Legend is a phenomenal story. Masterful writing. Would love to read more of his stories!
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258. SueRed
Want! Me please!
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259. ParCl
Bid Time return is the best of all. Happy Birthday wishing you good health and happiness in the coming year.
David Sayers
260. dsay
I too could use a good Matheson boost to my shelves. I have always wanted to read Noir. Stir of Echoes is probably my favorite from those mentioned above.
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261. Leo Lorenzana
yeah !
Dave
263. trazeus
Happy Birthday! And thanks for all the presents.
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264. helloren
I'd love to have these books. Happy Birthday!
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265. Astro B
I love I Am Legend. This would make it easy to read the rest. Thanks muchly.
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266. CoolKid
This is awesome! Happy Birthday!
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267. Tocks Nedlog
Lastest is bestest!
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269. scottc
Mineminemineminemine. Puhleeeeeeeeze?
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270. Robert Sparling
worth a shot, just under the wire.
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271. Patrick J. Jones
An incredible writer. I had the privlage of illustrating his I Am Legend book recently.
Great stuff!
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272. Zathras100
Wow. I love so many of those stories, not slways aware it was from Richard Matheson! Thanks for a great contest. Mike
Terry Johnson
273. Sharkie
I Am Legend and a book of short stories by Frederik Brown were the first sci-fi books I ever read, and I've never looked back.
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274. Kasair74
One man responsible for the most memorable examples of classic speculative literature and foundational SF/Fantasy/Horror movies? Amazing! I'd love this collection and thank you, Mr Matheson.
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275. Nessadavis
I have loved his work since I was a child. Only thing is that this contest announcment only came into my email box TODAY!

Happy Birthday Sir! You have a life long fan in me!
Paul Pochunow
276. Valin
He is one of the all-time greats! Happy Birthday!

(BTW, It would have been nice to have had the contest announcement arrive before it was over.)
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277. Steve Diamond
Happy B-day Richard Matheson!
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279. cnote56
One of the best storytellers of all time. Please pick me. I love his work!!!!! HAPPY B-DAY!!!!
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