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'I Am Legend' writer Richard Matheson's legacy of smart sci-fi
'I Am Legend' writer Richard Matheson's legacy of smart sci-fi

Science fiction writer Richard Matheson passed away Sunday at age 87. Novelist and writer for film and television, Matheson had a long and storied career that saw him influence multiple generations of writers working in a broad cross-section of genre storytelling. Author Stephen King famously declared Matheson his greatest influence as a writer A broad range of films has been adapted from his works. His novel "I Am Legend" alone provided the basis for the 2007 Will Smith movie of the same name but also 1971's "The Omega Man" with Charlton Heston and 1964's "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price. Matheson also wrote the short story and...

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