The Twilight Zone

By Martin Harry Greenberg (editor), Richard Matheson (editor), Charles G. Waugh (editor)

Book cover of The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories

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Collects thirty fantasy and science fiction short stories which were the basis for episodes of the Twilight zone television series

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The Twilight Zone, again? Yes, The Twilight Zone again. There are tons of great stories here, but I'm highlighting Lynn Venable's "Time Enough at Last," which is arguably even more iconic than "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." While most would regard it as a science-fiction story more than a horror story, I think it’s one of the best examples ever put to paper of the principle that horror is personal. One person’s inconvenience is another’s world-ending nightmare—and vice versa. Lynn Venable’s broader body of work is not especially well known, but with this one story dropped into a genre dominated by…

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