Obituary: Richard Matheson

Author Richard Matheson (b.1926) died on June 23. Matheson was the author of multiple seminal works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including I Am Legend, turned into the films The Last Man on Earth, The Omega Man, and I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, turned into a film of the same title, Bid Time Return, made into the film Somewhere in Time, and The Shrinking Man, also turned into a film. He wrote several episodes of The Twilight Zone, including the classic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” Matheson received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the World Fantasy Con and the Horror Writers of America, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Matheson was a Worldcon Guest of Honor in 1958 at Solacon.