Steel, and other stories
Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. Human boxers have been replaced by massive humanoid robots. And former champions of flesh-and-blood are obsolete . . . .
Richard Matheson's classic short story is now the basis for Real Steel , a gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman. But "Steel," which was previously filmed as a powerful episode of the original Twilight Zone television series, is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, which includes two new stories that have never appeared in any previous Matheson collection. Also featured is a bizarre satirical fantasy, "The Splendid Source," that was turned into an episode of The Family Guy. Richard Matheson was recently inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Steel demonstrates once again the full range of his legendary imagination.
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|Grouping Title||steel and other|
|Grouping Author||matheson richard|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-04 23:11:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-06-05 05:02:31AM|
|author||Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013.|
|display_description||Soon to be a major motion starring Hugh Jackman, here is a new short story collection by the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend. Imagine a future in which human boxing has been replaced by heavyweight bouts between massive robots. Richard Matheson's classic short story, "Steel," is the inspiration for Real Steel, a new movie starring Hugh Jackman. "Steel" is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, including a satirical fantasy, "The Splendid Source," and two new stories never before collected in any previous Matheson collection.|
|subject_facet||Boxing matches -- Fiction|
Robots -- Fiction
|title_display||Steel, and other stories|
|title_full||Steel, and other stories [electronic resource] / Richard Matheson|
|title_short||Steel, and other stories|