Richard Matheson, author of such classics as The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, Stir of Echoes, Hell House and Duel has been named as one of the 2010 inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at EMP|SFM in conjunction with the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, June 25-27, 2010. The Locus Awards and NW Media Arts writing workshops with Connie Willis and Gregory Frost are also a part of the weekend.

Matheson’s first novel, Someone Is Bleeding, was published in 1953. As well as his many novels, screenplays, and short stories, he’s well known for his contributions to The Twilight Zone series, including “Steel,” “Little Girl Lost,” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.”

Matheson is a Bram Stoker Award winner for Lifetime Achievement. He’s also won the Edgar, the Hugo, the Spur, and the Writer’s Guild awards.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KCSFFS) in conjunction with the J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. Created in 1971, the KCSFFS fosters interest in the literary forms known as science fiction and fantasy, and is one of the oldest science fiction clubs in mid-America.

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