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Sci-Fi Giant, Scriptwriter, and “I Am Legend” Author Richard Matheson Is Dead

The 87-year-old horror and science-fiction writer, cited by Stephen King as an inspiration to him, had been due to receive a Lifetime Achievement award on Wednesday. His “ironic and iconic imagination” gave Stephen Spielberg his first movie screenplay, Duel.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S

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