Synopses & Reviews
Richard Matheson, the New York Times
Bestselling author of What Dreams May Come
and I Am Legend,
achieved early fame by penning this unforgettable novel, which became the basis for the Hugo Award-winning 1957 film, The Incredible Shrinking Man
. His compelling vision of one ordinary man's gradual descent into a microscopic world remains one of the acknowledged classics of horror and science fiction.
"The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson."--Stephen King "One of the most important writers of the twentieth century."--Ray Bradbury "Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Matheson inspires, it's as simple as that."—Brian Lumley
Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous--until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.
About the Author
Richard Matheson is The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Other Kingdoms, Somewhere in Time, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels, Matheson wrote screenplays, and he wrote for several Twilight Zone episodes, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in Calabasas, California.