Saturday, September 19, 2009

I Am Legend SALE!

If you need to upgrade your personal copy, or pick up some future loaners or Christmas gifts, the trade paperback of I Am Legend (and additional short stories) is now available for the bargain price of $5.98 - cheaper than the mass market paperback edition. If you order through the I Am Legend Archive Store link on the right, we get a small percentage to help cover the fees of maintaining the site. Act quickly, as these bargain prices are often available in limited quantities!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Richard Matheson's The Night Creatures

Previously only available in the hardcover limited edition of Bloodlines, Richard Matheson's 1957 screenplay adaptation of I Am Legend (The Night Creatures) is now available in an affordable trade paperback from Gauntlet Press. Visions Deferred is now shipping. You can order your copy through the I Am Legend Archive Store through the link on the right.

It's fascinating to read how Matheson handled the challenge of adapting his seminal novel, as compared to the re-written version filmed as The Last Man on Earth, or the more drastic departues: The Omega Man and the recent I Am Legend. I must admit that certain elements surprised even me as I read the script for the first time.

The cover art, by Harry O. and Christine Morris, beautifully echoes the original 1954 I Am Legend Gold Medal paperback original cover by Stan Meltzoff. I've had the opportunity to examine the art in a larger size and unencumbered by the text and it truly is amazing.

Unfilmed screenplays for The Distributor and Sweethearts and Horrors (also reprinted from prior Gauntlet hardcover volumes) round out the collection, however it goes without saying that the primary reason to pick it up is for the opportunity to read the author's take on his classic I Am Legend.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Paul Koslo interview

It's been almost a year since I posted the Charlton Heston interview we conducted back in 2001 - here is the long awaited companion interview with Paul Koslo - Ducth from The Omega Man. Both were conducted for our aborted book project The Last Man on Film: The film adaptations of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend. Enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I Am Legend BBC Radio Adaptation

If you hurry, you can catch the BBC radio adaptation of I Am Legend online at the BBC website.

Thanks to Mike J. for the tip that this was back online.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Richard Matheson's I Am Legend screenplay adaptation

This Spring, Gauntlet Press will be releasing Visions Deferred, an affordable trade paperback containing Matheson's original screenplay for I Am Legend (previously only available in the hardcover limited edition Bloodlines - also still availble in extremely limited quantities). Check out the amazing cover by Harry O. Morris. Ordering information can be found here: http://www.gauntletpress.com

I Am Legend Reviewed - Galaxy 1955

I previously reprinted what I believe is the first published review of I Am Legend from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (...