A STIR OF ECHOES. Richard Matheson.

A STIR OF ECHOES. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1958]. Octavo, boards. First edition. "One of the more provocative treatments of the theme of psychic gifts that prove a curse, and a forerunner of such novels as King's THE DEAD ZONE and Silverberg's DYING INSIDE. The first of Matheson's stories to explicitly reveal his interest in the paranormal (a recurring theme in much of his later fiction), A STIR OF ECHOES is also memorable for its candid depiction of the tawdry side of suburban America." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-259. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-220. King list, p. 390. Large ownership stamp of Charles N. Brown (founder and editor of LOCUS) on the front free endpaper. Boards lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild wear at spine ends and corner tips. A nice copy overall. (#160184).

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