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Stories from The Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone: Book 1

Rod Serling

Rod Serling became a cultural icon of the 20th Century with his creation The Twilight Zone, which more than 50 years later was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the third best written television series of the past seventy years. Of the 156 Twilight Zone episodes, Serling wrote 92. In the early 1960s, Rod Serling, novelized nineteen (19) of his scripts and published them in three volumes - this is the first. In this volume, you will read about a baseball pitcher with magical powers; a self-centered hypochondriac; a nostalgic journey back to childhood; a self-righteous domineering husband getting his comeuppance; the panic of a man with no memory finding himself alone in an empty town; and the destructive combination of fear and mob mentality.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Stories from the Twilight Zone) - essay by Anne Serling
  • The Mighty Casey - (1960) - novelette
  • Escape Clause - (1960) - novelette
  • Walking Distance - (1960) - novelette
  • The Fever - (1960) - novelette
  • Where Is Everybody? - (1960) - novelette
  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street - (1960) - novelette
  • About the Author

More Stories from The Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone: Book 2

Rod Serling

Rod Serling became a cultural icon of the 20th Century with his creation The Twilight Zone, which more than 50 years later was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the third best written television series of the past seventy years. Of the 156 Twilight Zone episodes, Serling wrote 92. In the early 1960s, Rod Serling, novelized nineteen (19) of his scripts and published them in three volumes - this is the second. In this volume, you will read about a convict sentenced to a lifetime of solitary confinement seeking companionship to avert the nightmare of perpetual loneliness; a failure of a man given elusive magical powers; another story of magic, a little boy, and his hero, a boxer at the end of his rope; an over-worked executive seeking solace in a place where he can "live his life full measure;" an airplane journey back in time; and a story of love, hate, magic and forgiveness.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (More Stories from the Twilight Zone) - essay by Anne Serling
  • The Lonely - (1961) - novelette
  • Mr. Dingle, the Strong - (1961) - novelette
  • A Thing About Machines - (1961) - novelette
  • The Big, Tall Wish - (1961) - shortstory
  • A Stop at Willoughby - (1961) - shortstory
  • The Odyssey of Flight 33 - (1961) - shortstory
  • Dust - (1961) - shortstory
  • About the Author

New Stories from The Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone: Book 3

Rod Serling

Rod Serling became a cultural icon of the 20th Century with his creation The Twilight Zone, which more than 50 years later was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the third best written television series of the past seventy years. Of the 156 Twilight Zone episodes, Serling wrote 92. In the early 1960s, Rod Serling, novelized nineteen (19) of his scripts and published them in three volumes - this is the third. In this volume, you will read about a con man inflicted with the necessity to tell the truth; the moral and ethical conflict of having to refuse your neighbor and their children a safe haven; a phoney braggart thrown into the midst of the reality of his pretensions; a drunken Santa Claus who understood the real meaning of Christmas; the desperation and futility of escaping from the end of the world; and how a band of thieves, despite a perfect plan of escape, succumbs to retributive justice through their own hands.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (New Stories from the Twilight Zone) - essay by Anne Serling
  • The Whole Truth - (1962) - novelette
  • The Shelter - (1962) - shortfiction
  • Showdown with Rance McGrew - (1962) - shortfiction
  • The Night of the Meek - (1962) - shortfiction
  • The Midnight Sun - (1962) - shortstory
  • The Rip Van Winkle Caper - (1962) - shortfiction

Chilling Stories from Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone: Book 4

Rod Serling

Rod Serling became a cultural icon of the 20th Century with his creation The Twilight Zone, which more than 50 years later was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the third best written television series of the past seventy years. Serling's fourth book, 1963's The Twilight Zone (aka Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Chilling Stories from Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone), was a collection of thirteen ghost stories penned not by Serling, or even for The Twilight Zone; rather, they were the work of Walter B. Gibson, the creator and author of The Shadow pulp magazines.

This volume contains 13 new stories from the supernatural especially written for young people.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • The Ghost of Ticonderoga - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • Back There - novelette by Walter B. Gibson
  • The Ghost-Town Ghost - short fiction by Walter B. Gibsong
  • Judgment Night - novelette by Walter B. Gibson
  • The Curse of Seven Towers - novelette by Walter B. Gibson
  • The Tiger God - short fiction by Walter B. Gibsong
  • The Avenging Ghost - novelette by Walter B. Gibson
  • Return from Oblivion - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • The House on the Square - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • Death's Masquerade - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • The Riddle of the Crypt - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • Dead Man's Chest - short story by Walter B. Gibson
  • The Thirteenth Story - short fiction by Walter B. Gibsong

Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Revisited

Twilight Zone: Book 5

Rod Serling

Rod Serling became a cultural icon of the 20th Century with his creation The Twilight Zone, which more than 50 years later was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the third best written television series of the past seventy years. The episodes in this collection from The Twilight Zone were adapted by Walter B. Gibson, the creator and author of The Shadow pulp magazines.

  • Foreword
  • Two Live Ghosts - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Edge of Doom - short fiction by Walter B. Gibson and Rod Serling
  • The Fiery Spell - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Ghost of the Dixie Belle - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Purple Testament - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Ghost Train - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • Beyond the Rim - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The 16-Millimeter Shrine - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Ghost of Jolly Roger - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The House on the Island - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Man in the Bottle - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Mirror Image - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson
  • The Man Who Dropped By - short fiction by Rod Serling and Walter B. Gibson

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Twilight Zone: Book 6

Robert Bloch

Twilight Zone: The Movie is a novelization by Robert Bloch based on the screenplays of John Landis; George Clayton Johnson & Richard Matheson & Josh Rogan; and Richard Matheson.

You're travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next-stop... The Twilight Zone.

Table of Contents:

  • "Time Out" (aka "Bill") - a novelette where demonic tyrants of the past live again to terrorize a man who carries the seeds of their hate into the present.
  • "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (aka "Valentine") - a novelette where evil perches on a plane wing taunting the psychic who dare not believe his eyes -- and still hold onto his mind.
  • "It's a Good Life" (aka "Helen")- a novella where the power to control the world rests in the fantasy-frought imagination of a lonely child.
  • "Kick the Can" (aka "Bloom") - a novelette where the joys of eternal youth are offered to those who remember childhood and are not too old to dream.

The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories

Twilight Zone: Book 7

Richard Matheson
Charles G. Waugh
Martin H. Greenberg

Although Rod Serling, who created the classic television series that ran from 1959 to 1965, is the writer most associated with The Twilight Zone, he was not, of course, the only one. Serling was a serious admirer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and he scoured every magazine and collection available to find stories suitable for his series. This anthology showcases almost every original story that had been adapted into an episode. The result is a masterful collection of 30 classic tales by Richard Matheson (who also wrote the warmly nostalgic introduction), Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, Damon Knight, Lewis Padgett, Jerome Bixby, and Manly Wade Wellman, among others. Fans of The Twilight Zone will enjoy revisiting their favorite episodes in literary form, but even if you've never seen the show, you'll enjoy this fine anthology.

Table of Contents:

New Stories from the Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone: Book 8

Martin H. Greenberg

When Rod Serling's Twilight Zone went off the air in the 1960s, it left a gap in television programming that was not to be filled again until the show's revival in the mid-80s. Supervised by such top directors as William Freidkin and Wes Craven, and starring the likes of Bruce Willis and Eric Bogosian, the second incarnation of TZ hooked a brand new generation of viewers with its innovative blend of fantasy, suspense, and horror.

But, like its predecessor, The New Twilight Zone was fueled mainly by extraordinary writing. Each of the 21 tales in this collection is a brilliant flight of imagination, authored by such masters of the genre as Harlan Ellison, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Phyllis Eisenstein, Robert Silverberg, Henry Slesar, Alan Brennert, and others.

Join these extraordinary writers on an astonishing odyssey of dreams and nightmares that begins in this world and ends in the shadowy realm of The Twilight Zone.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Two Years in the Twilight Zone - essay by Alan Brennert
  • Shatterday - (1975) - short story by Harlan Ellison
  • Healer - (1989) - novelette by Alan Brennert
  • Nightcrawlers - (1984) - novelette by Robert R. McCammon
  • Examination Day - (1958) - short story by Henry Slesar
  • A Message from Charity - (1967) - short story by William M. Lee
  • Paladin of the Lost Hour - (1985) - novelette by Harlan Ellison
  • The Burning Man - (1975) - short story by Ray Bradbury
  • Wong's Lost and Found Emporium - (1983) - short story by William F. Wu
  • One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty - (1970) - short story by Harlan Ellison
  • I of Newton - (1970) - short story by Joe Haldeman
  • The Star - (1955) - short story by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Misfortune Cookie - (1970) - short story by Charles E. Fritch
  • Yesterday Was Monday - (1941) - short story by Theodore Sturgeon
  • To See the Invisible Man - (1963) - short story by Robert Silverberg
  • Dead Run - (1985) - short story by Greg Bear
  • Button, Button - (1970) - short story by Richard Matheson
  • The Everlasting Club - (1910) - short story by Arthur Gray
  • The Last Defender of Camelot - (1979) - novelette by Roger Zelazny
  • A Saucer of Loneliness - (1953) - short story by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Lost and Found - (1978) - short story by Phyllis Eisenstein
  • Influencing the Hell Out of Time and Teresa Golowitz - (1982) - novelette by Parke Godwin