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Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary

by Carol Serling (Editor)

Other authors: Kelley Armstrong (Contributor), Alan Brennert (Contributor), Deborah Chester (Contributor), James DeFelice (Contributor), Carole Nelson Douglas (Contributor)15 more, David Hagberg (Contributor), Earl Hamner (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Laura Lippman (Contributor), John A. Miller (Contributor), Mike Resnick (Contributor), Lucia St. Clair Robson (Contributor), Lezli Robyn (Contributor), Robert J. Serling (Contributor), Rod Serling (Contributor), R. L. Stine (Contributor), Whitley Strieber (Contributor), Tad Williams (Contributor), William F. Wu (Contributor), Timothy Zahn (Contributor)

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An original anthology celebrating Rod Serling's landmark television series When it first aired in 1959, The Twilight Zone was nothing less than groundbreaking television. Freed from much of the censors' strict oversight because of the show's classification as "science fiction," the 156 filmed episodes explored powerful and moving human themes-love, hate, pride, jealousy, terror-in their own unique style.The show has since inspired two revivals, as well as fiction, comic books, and magazines, and even a pinball game and theme parkrides.  Just as important, it sparked the imaginations of countless writers, filmmakers, and fans around the world, and is considered a seminal show for broadening the horizons of television.This anthology will be an all-new collection of stories written in the vein of the original television show. 2009 is the fiftieth anniversary of The Twilight Zone's first broadcast year. Edited and featured and introduction by Carol Serling, the anthology will include brand new stories by science fiction and fantasy luminaries such as Whitley Strieber, Loren D. Estleman, Joe Lansdale, R. L. Stine, Timothy Zahn, and Peter S. Beagle, as well as writers from the original series, EarlHammer and Harlan Ellison®, all in honor of Rod's incredible vision.… (more)
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Overall, some very good stories.....with the exception of two.

The Streiber story was poorly written; it seemed like I missed something and I went back and re-read the pages and realized I didn't miss anything, the writer threw something in out of the blue. That and the whole business of buying a bigger better house but not being able to make payments on the current house made no sense at all.

The Wu story was so patchouli scented, blowin' in the wind, jingle-jangle morning themed that a member of the Blank Generation such as myself would feel compelled to participate in some projectile vomiting. Instead I just chalked it up as one more waste of time with the baby boomer self glorification of their own generation. These people don't seem to realize that they are getting older, weaker, more vulnerable and our patience is running out. Shut up already, or it's the nursing home for the lot of you or......I hate to bring it up, but you guys keep harping on that movie, "Soylent Green"........ ( )
  Equestrienne | Jan 5, 2021 |
As if I don't have enough books already, the library has to put this on display on the way in. So, since I have no willpower, I have to pick it up. As usual, some stories were better than others. And I 'met' a new author or two I might look for more by. But I'm glad I didn't pay for it. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
My son spotted this book in his middle school library and thought his old man would be interested.
He was right.

I'll be reviewing these stories as I work my way through the book, not necessarily in order.

Star rating for each story is on a scale of one to five.

** The Wrong Room, by RL Stine

A salesman checks into a hotel for a convention and things seem strange.
I decided to start this book off with this story simply because I've never read anything by RL Stine before. I was too old for Goosebumps when they were released, and the few times I glanced at them when my kids brought them home left me unimpressed by the writing I witnessed inside.
But perhaps I shouldn't judge this author on books written for kids?
Sad to say, this story wasn't much better. Spartan vocabulary, the most threadbare of plots, and implausibility level set to eleven is what you'll get with his contribution to this anthology.
Maybe first impressions are sometimes correct. I doubt I'll give his works another glance in the future.

  Evans-Light | Nov 8, 2015 |
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Serling, CarolEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, KelleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brennert, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chester, DeborahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeFelice, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas, Carole NelsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hagberg, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamner, EarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lippman, LauraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, John A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Resnick, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robson, Lucia St. ClairContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robyn, LezliContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serling, Robert J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serling, RodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stine, R. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strieber, WhitleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, TadContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wu, William F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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It was fifty years ago that CBS announced that The Twilight Zone, an unusual new series of dramas dealing with tales stranger than fiction scripted by Rod Serling, would make its debut on CBS, Friday, October 2, at 10 P.M. "Where Is Everybody" was aired that night and proved to be the beginning of a groundbreaking television series.
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An original anthology celebrating Rod Serling's landmark television series When it first aired in 1959, The Twilight Zone was nothing less than groundbreaking television. Freed from much of the censors' strict oversight because of the show's classification as "science fiction," the 156 filmed episodes explored powerful and moving human themes-love, hate, pride, jealousy, terror-in their own unique style.The show has since inspired two revivals, as well as fiction, comic books, and magazines, and even a pinball game and theme parkrides.  Just as important, it sparked the imaginations of countless writers, filmmakers, and fans around the world, and is considered a seminal show for broadening the horizons of television.This anthology will be an all-new collection of stories written in the vein of the original television show. 2009 is the fiftieth anniversary of The Twilight Zone's first broadcast year. Edited and featured and introduction by Carol Serling, the anthology will include brand new stories by science fiction and fantasy luminaries such as Whitley Strieber, Loren D. Estleman, Joe Lansdale, R. L. Stine, Timothy Zahn, and Peter S. Beagle, as well as writers from the original series, EarlHammer and Harlan Ellison®, all in honor of Rod's incredible vision.

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Contains:
  • Genesis / David Hagberg
  • A Haunted House of Her Own / Kelley Armstrong
  • On the Road / William F. Wu
  • The Art of the Miniature / Earl Hamner
  • Benchwarmer / Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn
  • Truth or Consequences / Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Puowaina / Alan Brennert
  • Torn Away / Joe R. Lansdale
  • Vampin' Down the Avenue / Timothy Zahn
  • A Chance of a Ghost / Lucia St. Clair Robson
  • The Street That Time Forgot / Deborah Chester
  • The Wrong Room / R.L. Stine
  • Ghost Writer / Robert J. Serling
  • The Soldier He Needed to Be / Jim Defelice
  • Ants / Tad Williams
  • Your Last Breath, Inc. / John Miller
  • Family Man / Laura Lippman
  • The Good Neighbor / Whitley Strieber
  • El Moe / Rod Serling
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