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The Resource Perchance to dream : selected stories, Charles Beaumont

Perchance to dream : selected stories, Charles Beaumont

Label
Perchance to dream : selected stories
Title
Perchance to dream
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Charles Beaumont
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a selection of Beaumont's stories, including five stories that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. This volume contains an introduction by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner, two fellow science fiction luminaries who counted themselves among Beaumont's close friends.
  • Charles Beaumont was one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre -- Dean Koontz The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come -- Robert Bloch
Biographical or historical data
Charles Beaumont (b. Charles Nutt) was born in Chicago in 1929. He led a strange, isolated childhood, leading him to develop an adventurous imagination. In tenth grade, he dropped out of high school to join the army, and later moved to Los Angeles to seek a career as an actor, writer, or artist. In 1954, his story "Black Country" became the first story published in Playboy magazine. Over the course of the next ten years, he published two novels, three collections of short stories, and penned an estimated twenty-two episodes for The Twilight Zone. He died in 1967. Ray Bradbury had a career spanning more than seventy years. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood's most recognizable figures.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Beaumont, Charles
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Science fiction, American
  • General
  • Short Stories
Summary expansion
That Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone is only natural: for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. So take one uneasy step and fall headlong into his world: a world where lions stalk the plains, classics cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five stories that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. This volume contains an introduction by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner, two fellow science fiction luminaries who counted themselves among Beaumont's close friends
Target audience
general
Label
Perchance to dream : selected stories, Charles Beaumont
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780143107651
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780143107651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Perchance to dream : selected stories, Charles Beaumont
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780143107651
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780143107651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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