Twilight Zone by Carol Serling
19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary

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An original anthology celebrating Rod Serling’s landmark television series

When it first aired in 1959, The Twilight Zone was nothing less than groundbreaking television. Freed from much of the censors’ strict oversight because of the show’s classification as “science fiction,” the 156 filmed episodes explored powerful and moving human themes—love, hate, pride, jealousy, terror—in their own unique style.The show has since inspired two revivals, as well as fiction, comic books, and magazines, and even a pinball game and theme park rides.  Just as important, it sparked the imaginations of countless writers, filmmakers, and fans around the world, and is considered a seminal show for broadening the horizons of television.

This anthology will be an all-new collection of stories written in the vein of the original television show. 2009 is the fiftieth anniversary of The Twilight Zone’s first broadcast year. Edited and featured and introduction by Carol Serling, the anthology will include brand new stories by science fiction and fantasy luminaries such as Whitley Strieber, Loren D. Estleman, Joe Lansdale, R. L. Stine, Timothy Zahn, and Peter S. Beagle, as well as writers from the original series, Earl Hammer and Harlan Ellison®, all in honor of Rod’s incredible vision.


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About Carol Serling

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CAROL SERLING married Rod Serling in 1948.  She served as a Consultant for Twilight Zone—the Movie and the TV show Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics.  She lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published August 12, 2009 by Tor Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Bookbag

The series had that ability, to ask just a subtle 'what if?', or take a tiny element of life and add a certain wrongness – leaving us not necessarily with a moral at the end but definitely a pause for thought.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Twilight Zone: 19 Original St...

The Trades

There are other examples of great writing to be found here (and, as statistics dictate, a few clunkers as well), but for the most part the average Twilight Zone fan will be heartily entertained with the time-traveling Davey Crockett (The Ides of Texas), an impossible Christmas letter, and -- from...

Aug 11 2010 | Read Full Review of Twilight Zone: 19 Original St...

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