10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… » 8/01/13 10:18am 8/01/13 10:18am

Remembering Richard Matheson

Yesterday, we learned that the great Richard Matheson, who helped bring an amazing maturity and cleverness to fabulist storytelling, had passed away. His longtime editor, Greg Cox, shared with us some remembrances of his collaborations with the grandmaster. » 6/25/13 12:53pm 6/25/13 12:53pm

R.I.P. Richard Matheson, Author of I Am Legend and Many Other Classics

Beloved author Richard Matheson passed yesterday at the age of 87, after a long illness. Best known for his seminal work I Am Legend, he leaves not just a legacy of great science fiction, but an indelible mark on American pop culture. » 6/24/13 2:42pm 6/24/13 2:42pm

What Ridley Scott's I Am Legend vampires would have looked like

In the late 1990s, director Ridley Scott was hoping to revive his flagging career with a new adaptation of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He and the studio never could get on the same on the same page, but the makeup designs for the would-be movie's monstrous infected still remain.… » 11/10/12 1:00pm 11/10/12 1:00pm

Napoleonic Dragons and Post-Apocalyptic Survivors Like You've Never…

A Paris gallery, Galerie Daniel Maghen, has an amazing exhibit of art inspired by great books — including a number of fantasy and science fiction classics. Behold some amazing takes on Naomi Novik's Temeraire books, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and Robert E. Howard's Conan. » 7/11/12 2:30pm 7/11/12 2:30pm

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Read a sneak preview of the comic adaptation of the crazy trucker tale …

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here's an exclusive sneak peek of the next issue of Road Rage, the comic book adaptation of Richard Matheson's highway thriller Duel. This issue hits stores this Wednesday, April 25. Here's the plot synopsis: » 4/23/12 6:30pm 4/23/12 6:30pm

The makers of Real Steel explain why robot boxing really is the future!

Real Steel takes a quirky Richard Matheson story about robot boxing and turns it into a thrilling tale of robots beating each other to scrap metal. We caught up with the stars and creative team behind this film, and they explained how they went about creating a world nine years into the future. » 10/06/11 2:40pm 10/06/11 2:40pm

Underground robot boxing matches have been around for 80 years

In the upcoming film Real Steel, robot boxing is the wave of the future. But as this article from a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics demonstrates, robo-boxing's been around forever. Hopefully the movie can write a better ending than reality. » 1/17/11 4:01pm 1/17/11 4:01pm

Science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you deal with death

Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and this week's Doctor Who crossover both served up poignant meditations on death. But fantastic stories often explore the darkest frontier of them all: Here are 12 other great stories to help you to cope with mortality. » 10/27/10 10:52am 10/27/10 10:52am

Octavia Butler, Roger Zelazny, and Richard Matheson inducted into the…

Today, Octavia Butler, Roger Zelazny, Richard Matheson, and special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull (2001, Blade Runner) were inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame at Seattle's Science Fiction Museum. » 6/26/10 5:00pm 6/26/10 5:00pm

The Best Year in Science Fiction: 1954

We're getting to the end of our survey, but 1954 is a ridiculously robust year, with Ray Bradbury delivering Fahrenheit 451, Richard Matheson offering I Am Legend, and Japan unleashing Godzilla: King of the Monsters. » 6/01/10 2:00pm 6/01/10 2:00pm

James Marsden Takes a Nose-Bleeding Ride in "The Box"

James Marsden has blood on his hands in the latest clip from Richard Kelly's The Box, but that's the least of his worries. He's also got a creepy girl in his car and has just swerved into The Twilight Zone. » 10/29/09 8:30am 10/29/09 8:30am

Richard Kelly Wants You To Push The Button On The Box

Richard Kelly has completed The Box, his Twilight Zone-esque follow-up to Donnie Darko and the deliriously insane Southland Tales. The film, which adapts a story by science fiction legend Richard Matheson, comes out this Halloween. » 4/06/09 2:30pm 4/06/09 2:30pm

"I Am Legend" Gets "28 Weeks Later" Treatment

Warner Bros. has bought the rights to do an unlikely sequel to I Am Legend from original author Richard Matheson. Will Smith probably won't be back, since he just said he mistakenly did Men In Black II and Bad Boys II "out of fear." So it'll have, what? Alice Braga hanging out in New England? [ShockTillYouDrop] » 1/04/08 7:20am 1/04/08 7:20am