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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.

©2016 Charles Beaumont (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Foreword: Beaumont Remembered by Ray Bradbury

Perchance to Dream
The Jungle
Sorcerer's Moon
You Can't Have Them All
Father, Dear Father
The Howling Man
A Classic Affair
Place of Meeting
Song for a Lady
Blood Brother
In His Image
The Monster Show
The Beautiful People
Free Dirt
The Magic Man
Last Rites
The Music of the Yellow Brass
The New People
A Death in the Country
Night Ride
The New Sound

Afterword by William Shatner

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  • Jeff G
  • 06-01-20

Excellent Read

I had heard of Charles Beaumont especially through the twilight zone stories. The stories are much better than the show depicted. It is well worth the credit to get this fine collection.