Sad news today in the world of Speculative Fiction/Horror, with the death of Richard Matheson. It's not exaggerating in the least to say that Mr. Matheson was one of the giants in the field, and his name belongs in the Pantheon along with Asimov, Heinlein, and Bradbury. His influence among current talents(Spielberg, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, John Lithgow) ensures his legacy will live on.
If, IF you have not read the 1954 novella(it's less than 200 pages) 'I Am Legend', you are REALLY missing out. Taken as a whole, his story is about 43 times more...satisfying than any of the 3 movies that have been 'based' on it.
There aren't many more like him out there.