CHARLES BEAUMONT: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont

CHARLES BEAUMONT: Selected Stories

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Beaumont dominated the pulp markets of the 50's, selling a steady stream of highgloss, high-grip fantastic stories to Playboy, Rogue, and Amazing Stories; teleplays to Twilight Zone, and screenplays to Hollywood--until he died of Alzheimer's at the age of 38. Here, packaged with care, is a collection of 30 of Beaumont's best tales, including five never before published. Beamont's stature is evidenced by the roll-call of celebrated pulpers who offer loving introductions to these stories: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Robert Block, Ray Russell, Roger Corman, William F. Nolan, and many more. And the stories testify to the justness of the accolades: terse, punchy, ranging from light satire (""The Devil, You Say,"" wherein Satan takes over a small-town newspaper) to moody melodrama (""Black Country,"" exploring the soul of jazz), these tales offer swift, ripe entertainment.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1988
Publisher: Dark Harvest (P.O. Box 941, Arlington Heights, IL 60006)