Shock II Author:Richard Matheson Shock II Richard Matheson (Dell 7829, Oct ?64, 50?, 192pp, pb) — * ? A Flourish of Strumpets ? — * ? Brother to the Machine ? — * ? No Such Thing as a Vampire ? — * ? Descent ? — * ? Deadline ? — * ? The Man Who Made the World ? — * ? Graveyard Shift [?The Faces?] ? — * ? The Likeness of Julie [as by Logan Swanson] ? — * ? Lazarus II ? — * ? Big Surprise ... more »[?What Was in the Box??] ?
I got this short-story collection in my ebay lot when I had to pick up I Am Legend for my book club. Just got around to reading it.
I enjoyed the physical book itself 1965 paperback marked 50 cents but in remarkably good condition. Sometimes old books are just fun!
The stories themselves, however, were a bit uneven, and some of them seemed rather dated and anti-climactic. Genre-wise, theyre kind of in that twilight-zone area between horror and sci-fi.
* A Flourish of Strumpets
* Brother to the Machine
* No Such Thing as a Vampire
* The Man Who Made the World
* Graveyard Shift [ The Faces ]
* The Likeness of Julie [as by Logan Swanson]
* Lazarus II
* Big Surprise [ What Was in the Box? ]
* From Shadowed Places