Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories (Penguin Classics)

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The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary "Twilight Zone" writer It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for "The Twilight Zone"--for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. "Perchance to Dream" contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five that he later adapted for "Twilight Zone" episodes. Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more: all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont's hands, nothing is impossible: it all seems plausible, even likely.

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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.

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"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

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