Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Vortex Library


Welcome to the Vortex Library. Here you will find listings for books, audio books, magazines, comic books, films, source material, and miscellaneous literary items related to The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling's Night Gallery. Items in bold are favorites or particularly important titles. 

Series Guides & Critical Works:

--The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree (Bantam Books, 1982; Revised 2nd edition, 1989 (Silman-James Press, 1992); Revised 3rd edition, Silman-James, 2018). The bible of Twilight Zone fandom; often imitated, never equalled. 

--The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic by Martin Grams, Jr. (OTR, 2008)

--Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone: A Backstage Tribute to Television’s Groundbreaking Series by Stewart T. Stanyard (ECW, 2007)

--Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone: the 50th Anniversary Tribute by Douglas Brode and Carol Serling (Barricade Books, 2009)

--Trivia from the Twilight Zone by Bill Devoe (BearManor Media, 2008)

--A Critical History of Television’s The Twilight Zone, 1959-1964 by Don Presnell and Marty McGee (McFarland, 1998)

--The Twilight Zone FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fifth Dimension and Beyond by Dave Thompson (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015)

--The Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Wondrous Land by Kenneth Reynolds (iUniverse, 2014)

--Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth Dimension Guide to Life by Mark Dawidziak (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017)

--The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin (Chicago Review Press, 2017)

--A Dimension of Sound: Music in the Twilight Zone by Reba Wissner (Pendragon Press, 2013)

--Visions from the Twilight Zone by Arlen Schumer (Chronicle Books, 1991)

--Philosophy in the Twilight Zone, edited by Noel Carroll and Lester Hunt (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

--Irony In the Twilight Zone: How the Series Critiqued Postwar American Culture by David Melbye (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)

--The Twilight Zone and Philosophy: A Dangerous Dimension to Visit, edited by Heather L. Rivera and Alexander E. Hooke (Open Court, 2018)

--Fantastic Television by Gary Gerani and Paul H. Schulman (Harmony Books, 1977)

Teleplays:

--As Timeless as Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts of Rod Serling (10 volumes), edited by Tony Albarella (Gauntlet Press, 2004-2013).

--The Best of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Scripts, edited by Tony Albarella (Gauntlet Press, 2014)
Includes: "Walking Distance," "Time Enough at Last," "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," "A Stop at Willoughby," "A Passage for Trumpet," "The Eye of the Beholder," "The Obsolete Man," "The Shelter," "Deaths-Head Revisited," and "To Serve Man." 

--Richard Matheson’s The Twilight Zone Scripts, edited by Stanley Wiater (Cemetery Dance, 1998) Released in two paperback volumes by Gauntlet Press in 2001 & 2002. 

--The Twilight Zone Scripts of Charles Beaumont, Volume 1, edited by Roger Anker (Gauntlet Press, 2004). Volume 2 never appeared.
Includes: "Perchance to Dream," "A Nice Place to Visit," "The Howling Man," "The Prime Mover," "The Jungle," "Person or Persons Unknown," "In His Image," "Passage on the Lady Anne," "Gentlemen, Be Seated." This latter teleplay was scripted for the fifth season of the series but never filmed. 

--Writing for the Twilight Zone by George Clayton Johnson (Outré House, 1980)

--Twilight Zone Scripts and Stories by George Clayton Johnson (Streamline Pictures, 1996)

--The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner, edited by Tony Albarella (Cumberland House, 2003)

--The Twilight Zone Scripts of Jerry Sohl, edited by Christopher Conlon (BearManor Media, 2004)

--Filet of Sohl by Jerry Sohl, edited by Christopher Conlon (BearManor Media, 2003). Contains teleplays for two unproduced episodes: “Who Am I?” and “Pattern for Doomsday.”

--Forgotten Gems from the Twilight Zone (2 volumes), edited by Andrew Ramage (BearManor Media, 2005 & 2006)

Volume one:
"Pattern for Doomsday" by Charles Beaumont (unproduced) 
"The Chaser" by Robert Presnell, Jr. 
"Long Distance Call" by William Idelson
"The Trouble With Templeton" by E. Jack Neuman
"Dead Man's Shoes" by OCee Ritch
"I Dream of Genie" by John Furia, Jr. 

Volume two:
"The Incredible World of Horace Ford" by Reginald Rose
"What's In the Box" by Martin Goldsmith
"The Encounter" by Martin Goldsmith
"Number Twelve Looks Just Like You" by John Tomerlin
"Come Wander With Me" by Anthony Wilson
"Dreamflight" by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson (unproduced)

Source Stories and Adaptations:

--The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories, edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh (Avon, 1985 (paperback), MJF, 1985 (hardcover))
Note: does not include "The Chaser" by John Collier 

--Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam Books, 1960)
Includes: "The Mighty Casey," "Escape Clause," "Walking Distance," "The Fever," "Where Is Everybody?" and "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street." 

--More Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam Books, 1961)
Includes: "The Lonely," "Mr. Dingle, the Strong," "A Thing About Machines," "The Big, Tall Wish," "A Stop at Willoughby," "The Odyssey of Flight 33," and "Dust." 

--New Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam Books, 1962)
Includes: "The Whole Truth," "The Shelter," "Showdown with Rance McGrew," "The Night of the Meek," "The Midnight Sun," "The Rip Van Winkle Caper." 

--Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam Spectra, 1986; omnibus edition). Issued in hardcover by TV Books in 1998.

--From the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Nelson Doubleday/BCE, 1962). Reprints 14 of the 19 stories from the Bantam Books. Omits “The Fever,” “Night of the Meek,” “A Thing About Machines,” “A Stop at Willoughby,” and “Showdown with Rance McGrew.”

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone by Walter B. Gibson (Grosset & Dunlap, 1963). Paperback: Chilling Stories from Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone (Tempo Books, 1965). Bold indicates adaptations of Twilight Zone episodes. 
Includes: "The Ghost of Ticonderoga," "Back There," "The Ghost-Town Ghost," "Judgment Night," "The Curse of Seven Towers," "The Tiger God," "The Avenging Ghost," "Return from Oblivion," "The House on the Square," "Death's Masquerade," "The Riddle of the Crypt," "Dead Man's Chest," and "The Thirteenth Story." 

--Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Revisited by Walter B. Gibson (Grosset & Dunlap, 1964). Paperback: Tempo Books, 1967
Includes: "Two Live Ghosts," "The Edge of Doom," "The Fiery Spell," "The Ghost of the Dixie Belle," "The Purple Testament," "The Ghost Train," "Beyond the Rim," "The 16-Millimeter Shrine," "The Ghost of Jolly Roger," "The House on the Island," "The Man in the Bottle," "The Mirror Image," "The Man Who Dropped By." 

--Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone by Walter B. Gibson (Wings Books, 1983; omnibus edition).

--Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling, adapted by Horace J. Elias and illustrated by Carl Pfeufer (Skylark Illustrated Books, 1979). Comic book adaptations of Serling’s Stories from the Twilight Zone (1960).

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Dove McHargue (Walker, 2008)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The After Hours, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Rebekah Issacs (Walker, 2008)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Robert Grabe (Walker, 2008)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Rich Ellis (Walker, 2008)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated Anthony Spay (Walker, 2009)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Deaths-Head Revisited, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated Chris Lie (Walker, 2009)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? Adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Rich Ellis (Walker, 2009)

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Big Tall Wish, adapted by Mark Kneece and illustrated by Chris Lie (Walker, 2009)

--The Twilight Zone by Anne Washburn, adapted from the work of Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, and Richard Matheson (Oberon Books (Oberon Modern Plays) 2017). Text of the 2017 UK stage production from Your Next Stop Limited.  
Adapts elements from: "And When the Sky Was Opened," "Eye of the Beholder," "Little Girl Lost," "The Long Morrow," "Nightmare as a Child," "Perchance to Dream," "The Shelter," and "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" 

*See bottom of post for information on individual source stories. 

Audio:

--The Twilight Zone: The Mighty Casey, written by Rod Serling, performed by Fritz Weaver (Harper Audio, 1992)

--The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance, written by Rod Serling, performed by Cliff Robertson (Harper Audio, 1992)

--The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33, written by Rod Serling, performed by Roddy McDowall (Harper Audio, 1993)

--The Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun, written by Rod Serling, performed by Lois Nettleton (Harper Audio, 1993)

--The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, written by Rod Serling, performed by Theodore Bikel (Harper Audio, 1993)

--The Twilight Zone: The Lonely, written by Rod Serling, performed by Jean Marsh (Harper Audio, 1993). 

--The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (18 volumes, 176 episodes), developed and produced by Carl Amari for Falcon Picture Group. Find our history and guide here.

Books and Films by and about Rod Serling:

--Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval, written by John F. Goff and Thomas Wagner, directed by Susan Lacy (PBS, 1995). A documentary film, part of PBS American Masters series.

--As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling (Citadel, 2013)

--Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination by Nicholas Parisi (University Press of Mississippi, 2018)

--Rod Serling: The Dreams and Nightmares of Life in the Twilight Zone by Joel Engel (Contemporary Books, 1989)

­--Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television’s Last Angry Man by Gordon F. Sander (Dutton, 1992)

--In the Zone: The Twilight Worlds of Rod Serling by Peter Wolfe (Popular Press, 1997)

--Unknown Serling: An Episodic History, the Bradbury, Kennedy, Pentagon, and WWII Stories by Amy Boyle Johnston (Cayuga, 2015; e-book, 2017)

--Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling by Leslie Dale Feldman (Lexington Books, 2010)

--The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television by Koren Shadmi (Life Drawn, 2019). An excellent graphic novel biography of Rod Serling.

 --The Season to be Wary by Rod Serling (Little, Brown, 1967). Paperback: Bantam, 1968.  
Includes: "The Escape Route," "Color Scheme," and "Eyes." 
Two stories, “The Escape Route” and “Eyes,” were later adapted by Serling for the Night Gallery pilot film (1969). 

--Rod Serling’s Triple W: Witches, Warlocks, and Werewolves, ghost-edited by Gordon R. Dickson (Bantam Books, 1963)
Includes: 
"The Amulet" by Gordon R. Dickson
"The Story of Sidi Nonman" by Anonymous 
"The Final Ingredient" by Jack Sharkey
"Blind Alley" by Malcolm Jameson (adapted for TZ as "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville")
"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The Chestnut Beads" by Jane Roberts
"Hatchery of Dreams" by Fritz Leiber
"The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling
"And Not Quite Human" by Joe L. Hensley 
"Wolves Don't Cry" by Bruce Elliott
"The Black Retriever" by Charles G. Finney
"Witch Trials and the Law" by Charles Mackay

--Rod Serling’s Devils and Demons, ghost-edited by Gordon R. Dickson (Bantam Books, 1967)
Includes: 
"The Montavarde Camera" by Avram Davidson
"The Coach" by Violet Hunt
"Adapted" by Carol Emshwiller

"Death Cannot Wither" by Judith Merril
"The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton" by Charles Dickens
"Pollock and the Porroh Man" by H.G. Wells
"Stars, Won't You Hide Me?" by Ben Bova
"The Bottle Imp" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving
"The Four-Fifteen Express" by Amelia B. Edwards
"The Blue Sphere" by Theodore Dreiser 
"The Bisara of Pooree" by Rudyard Kipling
"A Time to Keep" by Kate Wilhelm 
"Brother Coelestin" by Yaroslav Vrchliky 

--Rod Serling’s Other Worlds, with story notes by Jack C. Haldeman II (Bantam Books, 1978)
Includes: 
"They" by Robert A. Heinlein 
"Fifteen Miles" by Ben Bova
"Dolphin's Way" by Gordon R. Dickson
"The Royal Opera House" by Carl Jacobi
"Special Aptitude" by Theodore Sturgeon
"The Underdweller" by William F. Nolan
"I'm in Marsport Without Hilda" by Isaac Asimov
"A Nice, Shady Place" by Dennis Etchison
"Construction Shack" by Clifford D. Simak
"A Little Journey" by Ray Bradbury 
"The Visible Man" by Gardner Dozois
"Mister Magister" by Thomas F. Monteleone 
"What Johnny Did on His Summer Vacation" by Joe Haldeman & Robert Thurston
"Little Old Miss Macbeth" by Fritz Leiber 

--Patterns: Four Television Plays With the Author’s Personal Commentaries (Bantam Books, 1957). Includes: “Patterns,” “The Rack,” “Old Macdonald Had a Curve,” and “Requiem for a Heavyweight.”

--Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics (CBS, 1994), written by Rod Serling (with Richard Matheson), directed by Robert Markowitz, produced by Carol Serling. Television film based on previously unproduced Serling scripts “The Theatre” and “Where the Dead Are,” hosted by James Earl Jones and starring Gary Cole, Amy Irving, Jack Palance, and Patrick Bergen.

 Books and Films about Charles Beaumont:

--The Work of Charles Beaumont: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide by William F. Nolan (Borgo Press, 1986; revised ed. 1990). #6 in the Bibliographies of Moderns Authors series

--Running From the Hunter: The Life and Works of Charles Beaumont by Lee Prosser (Borgo Press, 1996). #68 in The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today

--Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, directed by Jason V. Brock (JaSunni Productions, 2010)

Books about Richard Matheson:

--The Richard Matheson Companion, edited by Stanley Wiater, Matthew R. Bradley, and Paul Stuve (Gauntlet Press, 2008)

--The Twilight and Other Zones: The Dark Worlds of Richard Matheson, edited by Stanley Wiater, Matthew R. Bradley, and Paul Stuve (Citadel, 2009). A revised edition of The Richard Matheson Companion.

--Richard Matheson on Screen: A History of the Filmed Works by Matthew R. Bradley (McFarland, 2010)

--Richard Matheson’s Monsters: Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes by June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)

Books about George Clayton Johnson:

--George Clayton Johnson, Fictioneer: From Ocean’s 11, Through The Twilight Zone, to Logan’s Run, and Beyond by Vivien Cooper (BearManor Media, 2013)

Selected Books about Ray Bradbury:

--The Ray Bradbury Companion by William F. Nolan (Gale, 1975)

--Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor by Jerry Weist (William Morrow, 2002)

--The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury by Sam Weller (William Morrow, 2005)

--Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews by Sam Weller (Stopsmiling Books, 2010). 

--Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing About the Master of Science Fiction by William F. Nolan (ed. S.T. Joshi) (Hippocampus Press, 2013)

Books about Earl Hamner:

--Earl Hamner: From Walton’s Mountain to Tomorrow by James E. Person, Jr. (Cumberland House, 2005)

Books by producer Buck Houghton:

­­--What a Producer Does: The Art of Moviemaking (Not the Business) by Buck Houghton (Silman-James, 1991)

Books by producer William Froug:

--The Screenwriter Looks at the Screenwriter (Silman-James, 1972). Revised and expanded as The New Screenwriter Looks at the New Screenwriter (1992). Froug authored and contributed to several additional books on screenwriting. 

--How I Escaped Gilligan’s Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer by William Froug (Popular Press, 2005). 

Books related to the first Twilight Zone revival series (1985-1989):

--New Stories from the Twilight Zone, edited by Martin Harry Greenberg (Avon, 1991). Re-released in 1997 by MJF as The New Twilight Zone.
Collects the source stories for the first revival series. 

--Tales from the New Twilight Zone by J. Michael Straczynski (Bantam Spectra, 1989)
Prose adaptations of teleplays for the first revival series. 
Includes: "The Mind of Simon Foster," "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon," "Dream Me a Life," "The Call," "Acts of Terror," "Special Service," "The Wall," "The Trance," "Rendezvous in a Dark Place," "Something in the Walls," and "Our Selena Is Dying" (with Rod Serling). 

Books related to the second Twilight Zone revival series (2002):

--The Twilight Zone: The Pool Guy/Memphis by Jay Russell (Black Flame, 2004)

--The Twilight Zone: Upgrade/Sensuous Cindy by Pat Cadigan (Black Flame, 2004)

--The Twilight Zone: Sunrise/Into the Woods by Paul Woods (Black Flame, 2004)

--The Twilight Zone: Chosen/The Placebo Effect by K.C. Winters (Black Flame, 2005)

--The Twilight Zone: Burned/One Night at Mercy by Christa Faust (Black Flame, 2005)

Books related to Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983):

--Twilight Zone: The Movie by Robert Bloch (Warner Books, 1983). A novelization of the film script. Read our review here.

--Special Effects: Disaster at “Twilight Zone,” the Tragedy and the Trial by Ron LaBrecque (Scribner, 1988)

--Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case by Stephen Farber and Marc Green (Arbor House, 1988)

--Apocalypse on the Set: Nine Disastrous Film Productions by Ben Taylor (Overlook Duckworth, 2012)

Books and audio books related to Rod Serling’s Night Gallery:

--Night Gallery by Rod Serling (Bantam Books, 1971)
Includes: "The Sole Survivor" (filmed as "Lone Survivor"), "Make Me Laugh," "Pamela's Voice," "Does the Name Grimsby Do Anything to You?" (never filmed), "Clean Kills and Other Trophies," and "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar." 

--Night Gallery 2 by Rod Serling (Bantam Books, 1972)
Includes: "Collector's Items" (filmed as "Rare Objects"), "The Messiah on Mott Street," "The Different Ones," "Lindemann's Catch," and "Suggestion" (filmed as "Finnegan's Flight"). 

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery Reader, edited by Carol Serling, Charles G. Waugh, and Martin H. Greenberg (Dembner Books, 1987); paperback: Knightsbridge Publishing, 1990
Collects some of the source stories for the series. For a full list of source stories for the series, see bottom of post. 
Includes: 
"The Escape Route" by Rod Serling
"The Dead Man" by Fritz Leiber
"The Little Black Bag" by C.M. Kornbluth
"The House" by Andre Maurois 

"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes" by Margaret St. Clair
"The Academy" by David Ely
"The Devil Is Not Mocked" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Brenda" by Margaret St. Clair
"Big Surprise" by Richard Matheson
"House - With Ghost" by August Derleth
"The Dark Boy" by August Derleth
"Pickman's Model" by H.P. Lovecraft
"Cool Air" by H.P. Lovecraft
"Sorworth Place" by Russell Kirk
"The Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith
"The Girl With the Hungry Eyes" by Fritz Leiber
"The Horsehair Trunk" by Davis Grubb
"The Ring With the Velvet Ropes" by Edward D. Hoch

--Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future, edited by Alan L. Madsen (Scholastic, 1973). Contains Rod Serling's "Class of '99." 

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour by Scott Skelton and Jim Benson (Syracuse University Press, 1998)

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery Reader, Volume 1 (Pharaoh Audio, 1992). Includes: “The Little Black Bag” by C.M. Kornbluth, “The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes” by Margaret St. Clair, “The Dark Boy” by August Derleth.

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery Reader, Volume 2 (Pharaoh Audio, 1993). Contains: “The Escape Route” by Rod Serling.

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery Reader, Volume 3 (Pharaoh Audio, 1993). Contains: “The Girl With the Hungry Eyes” by Fritz Leiber, “House – With Ghost” by August Derleth, “The Horsehair Trunk” by Davis Grubb, “The Ring With the Velvet Ropes” by Edward D. Hoch, and “Big Surprise” by Richard Matheson.

--Rod Serling’s Night Gallery Reader, Volume 4 (Pharaoh Audio, 1993). Contains: “Pickman’s Model” by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Return of the Sorcerer” by Clark Ashton Smith, “Sorworth Place” by Russell Kirk, and “Brenda” by Margaret St. Clair.

*As the Night Gallery audio book series is currently unavailable to me I have compiled the contents lists from library catalog listings and therefore these may be incomplete or inaccurate. -JP

Magazines:

--Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine (TZ Publications; April, 1981 – June, 1989). Edited in succession by T.E.D. Klein, Michael Blaine, Robin Bromley, and Tappan King.  Find a history and checklist here.

--Night Cry (from the editors of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine) (TZ Publications, 1984-1987). Edited in succession by T.E.D. Klein and Alan Rodgers. Find a short history of Night Cry and a cover gallery here. 

*Access the directory (sidebar) label Twilight Zone Magazine for our ongoing issue-by-issue guide to Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine. 

Comic Books:

--The Twilight Zone (Dell/Western Publishing, 1961 – 1982).

--The Twilight Zone (NOW Comics, 1990-1993)

--The Twilight Zone (Dynamite Entertainment, 2014-2016)

Find our history and checklist of The Twilight Zone comics here.   

Miscellaneous Books:

--Journeys to the Twilight Zone, edited by Carol Serling (DAW, 1993). Issued in hardcover by MJF in 1996.
Includes: 
"The Field Trip" by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
"Goodfood" by W. Warren Wagar 
"Laying Veneer" by Alan Dean Foster
"I, Monster" by Henry Slesar
"Good Boy" by Jane M. Lindskold
"Mists" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith
"Another Kind of Enchanted Cottage" by Hugh B. Cave
"On Harper's Road" by William F. Nolan
"Outside the Windows" by Pamela Sargent
"The Extra" by Jack Dann
"Inside Out" by Karen Haber
"Soul to Take" by Vanessa Crouther
"Standing Orders" by Barry N. Malzberg
"Coming of Age" by Susan Casper
"Waifs and Strays" by Charles de Lint
"Suggestion" by Rod Serling 

--Return to the Twilight Zone, edited by Carol Serling (DAW, 1994). Issued in hardcover by MJF in 1997.
Includes: 
"Survival Song" by Ray Russell (poem)
"Night of the Living Bra" by K.D. Wentworth
"The Kaleidoscope" by Don D'Ammassa
"Big Roots" by Pamela Sargent
"The Midnight El" by Robert Weinberg
"Maybe Tomorrow" by Barry Hoffman
"The Food Court" by John Maclay 
"The Garden" by Barbara Delaplace
"Gordie's Pets" by Hugh B. Cave
"Lady in the Cream-Colored Chiffon" by Elizabeth Anderson & Margaret Maron
"The Praying Lady" by Charles L. Fontenay
"The Cure" by Phyllis C. Jennings 
"Still Waters" by Barry B. Longyear
"Messenger" by Adam-Troy Castro
"The Duke of Demolition Goes to Hell" by John Gregory Betancourt 
"Salt" by P.D. Cacek 
"Always, in the Dark" by Charles L. Grant
"Afternoon Ghost" by Jack Dann and George Zebrowski
"The Sole Survivor" by Rod Serling 

--Adventures in the Twilight Zone, edited by Carol Serling (DAW, 1995)
Includes:
"The Repossessed" by J. Neil Schulman
"Ballad of the Outer Life" by Margaret Ball
"Desert Passage" by Randall Peterson 
"A Death in the Valley" by Robert Sampson
"The Sacrifice of Shadows" by Billie Sue Mosiman
"Darkened Roads" by Richard Gilliam 
"Dead and Naked" by Pamela Sargent
"My Mother and I Go Shopping" by Lawrence Watt-Evans
"The Knight of Greenwich Village" by Don D'Ammassa
"Peace on Earth" by Terry Beatty & Wendi Lee
"A Breeze from a Distant Shore" by Peter Crowther 
"My Wiccan, Wiccan Ways" by Brad Linaweaver
"Dark Secrets" by Edward E. Kramer
"Reality" by Steve Antczak
"Marticora" by Brian McNaughton
"The Shackles of Buried Sins" by Lois Tilton
"Sorcerer's Mate" by M.E. Beckett
"Daddy's Girl" by Kimberly Rufer-Bach
"Something Shiny for Mrs. Cauldwell" by Fred Olen Ray
"Hope as an Element of Cold Dark Matter" by Rick Wilber
"Mittens and Hotfoot" by Lawrence Watt-Evans (as by Walter Vance Awsten)
"The House at the Edge of the World" by Juleen Brantingham 
"Baby Girl Diamond" by Adam-Troy Castro
"Lindemann's Catch" by Rod Serling 

--Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary, edited by Carol Serling (Tor, 2009)
Includes: 
"Genesis" by David Hagberg
"A Haunted House of Her Own" by Kelley Armstrong
"On the Road" by William F. Wu
"The Art of the Miniature" by Earl Hamner
"Benchwarmer" by Mike Resnik & Lezli Robyn 
"Truth or Consequences" by Carole Nelson Douglas 
"Puowaina" by Alan Brennert 
"Torn Away" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Vampin' Down the Avenue" by Timothy Zahn
"A Chance of a Ghost" by Lucia St. Clair Robson
"The Street that Time Forgot" by Deborah Chester
"The Wrong Room" by R.L. Stine
"Ghost Writer" by Robert J. Serling
"The Soldier He Needed to Be" by Jim DeFelice
"Ants" by Tad Williams
"Your Last Breath, Inc." by John Miller
"Family Man" by Laura Lippman 
"The Good Neighbor" by Whitley Streiber
"El Moe" by Rod Serling 

--More Stories from the Twilight Zone, edited by Carol Serling (Tor, 2010)
Includes:
"Curve" by Loren D. Estleman
"Reversal of Fortune" by Robert J. Serling
"By the Book" by Nancy Holder
"Earthfall" by John Farris
"Dead Post Bumper" by Dean Wesley Smith
"Thoughtful Breaths" by Peter Crowther
"Obsession" by David Black
"Sales of a Deathman" by David Gerrold
"The Writing on the Washroom Wall" by Jane Lindskold
"Stanley's Statistics" by Jean Rabe
"The Mystery of History" by Lee Lawless
"I Believe I'll Have Another" by Loren L. Coleman
"The Ides of Texas" by Douglas Brode
"The Bloodthirstiness of Great Beauty" by M. Tara Crowl
"Eye for an Eye" by Susan Slater
"The Couch" by Peter Farris
"Where No Man Pursueth" by Norman Spinrad

"The Last Christmas Letter" by Kristine Kathryn-Rusch
"An Odyssey, or Whatever You Call It, Concerning Baseball" by Rod Serling 

--The Twilight Zone: Shades of Night, Falling by John J. Miller (Twilight Zone novel #1; ibooks, 2003). First in a series of interconnected novels released at the time of the second revival series but not directly related to that series.

--The Twilight Zone: A Gathering of Shadows by Russell Davis (Twilight Zone novel #2; ibooks, 2003)

--The Twilight Zone: Deep in the Dark by John Helfers (Twilight Zone novel #3; ibooks, 2004)

To explore an illustrated list of source stories, visit the Twilight Zone Art Gallery. 

Be sure to also visit the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation for a variety of resources on the creator of The Twilight Zone.

Source Stories Checklist (in order of original broadcast)

Note: First English language publication is provided. Some stories were sold to the series unpublished and were not published until many years later. Prose adaptations of teleplays are listed at the end of the initial list. This list is limited to stories which have seen publication, either before adaptation or afterwards. Stories which have never been published are not included in this list. Stories whose publication could not be verified have not been included.

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Season 1:
"Time Enough at Last" by Lyn Venable (IF, Jan, 1953) 
"Perchance to Dream" by Charles Beaumont (Playboy, Oct, 1958) 
"Disappearing Act" by Richard Matheson (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March, 1953). Adapted as "And When the Sky Was Opened." 
"What You Need" by Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore (as by Lewis Padgett) (Astounding, Oct, 1945)
"All of Us Are Dying" by George Clayton Johnson (Rogue, Oct, 1961) Adapted as "The Four of Us Are Dying." 
"Third from the Sun" by Richard Matheson (Galaxy, Oct, 1950) 
"Elegy" by Charles Beaumont (Imagination, Feb, 1953) 
"Brothers Beyond the Void" by Paul W. Fairman (Fantastic Adventures, March, 1952) Adapted as "People are Alike All Over."
"Execution" by George Clayton Johnson (Twilight Zone Scripts & Stories, 1996)
"The Chaser" by John Collier (The New Yorker, Dec 28, 1940)

Season 2:
"The Howling Man" by Charles Beaumont (as by C.B. Lovehill) (Rogue, Nov, 1959)
"The Prime Mover" by George Clayton Johnson (Twilight Zone Scripts & Stories, 1996)
"Traumerei" by Charles Beaumont (Infinity Science Fiction, Feb, 1956) Adapted (uncredited) as "Shadow Play."

Season 3:
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby (Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2, 1953)
"The Valley Was Still" by Manly Wade Wellman (Weird Tales, Aug, 1939) Adapted as "Still Valley."
"The Jungle" by Charles Beaumont (IF, Dec, 1954) 
"To Serve Man" by Damon Knight (Galaxy, Nov, 1950) 
"Little Girl Lost" by Richard Matheson (Amazing Stories, Oct-Nov, 1953) 
"Four O'clock" by Price Day (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, April, 1958) 

Season 4:
"The Man Who Made Himself" by Charles Beaumont (Imagination, Feb, 1957) Adapted as "In His Image."
"Mute" by Richard Matheson (The Fiend In You, ed. Charles Beaumont, 1962) 
"Death Ship" by Richard Matheson (Fantastic Story Magazine, March, 1953) 
"The Devil, You Say?" by Charles Beaumont (Amazing Stories, Jan, 1951) Adapted as "Printer's Devil."
"Blind Alley" by Malcolm Jameson (Unknown Worlds, June, 1943) Adapted as "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville."
"Song for a Lady" by Charles Beaumont (Night Ride and Other Journeys, 1960) Adapted as "Passage on the Lady Anne."

Season 5:
"Steel" by Richard Matheson (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May, 1956) 
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" by Richard Matheson (Alone by Night, 1962) 
"The Old Man" by Henry Slesar (Diners Club Magazine, 1962) Adapted as "The Old Man in the Cave."
"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" by Henry Slesar (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May, 1961) 
"The Beautiful People" by Charles Beaumont (IF, Sept, 1952) Adapted as "Number Twelve Looks Just Like You."
"Sorry, Right Number" by Richard Matheson (Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Nov, 1953) Adapted as "Night Call."
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce (San Francisco Examiner, July 13, 1890)

The Twilight Zone (1985-1989)

Season 1:
"Shatterday" by Harlan Ellison (Shatterday, 1980) 
"Nightcrawlers" by Robert McCammon (Masques, 1984) 
"Examination Day" by Henry Slesar (Playboy, Feb, 1958) 
"A Message from Charity" by William M. Lee (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Nov, 1967)
"Paladin of the Lost Hour" by Harlan Ellison (Universe 15, 1985) 
"The Burning Man" by Ray Bradbury (Long After Midnight, 1976) 
"Wong's Lost and Found Emporium" by William F. Wu (Amazing Science Fiction, May, 1983) 
"One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" by Harlan Ellison (Orbit 8, ed. Damon Knight, 1970)
"I of Newton" by Joe Haldeman (Fantastic, June, 1970) 
"The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke (Infinity Science Fiction, Nov, 1955) 
"The Misfortune Cookie" by Charles E. Fritch (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Nov, 1970) 
"Yesterday Was Monday" by Theodore Sturgeon (Unknown Fantasy Fiction, June, 1941) Adapted as "A Matter of Minutes."
"To See the Invisible Man" by Robert Silverberg (Worlds of Tomorrow, April, 1963) 
"Gramma" by Stephen King (Weirdbook 19, Spring, 1984) 
"Dead Run" by Greg Bear (Omni, April, 1985) 
"Button, Button" by Richard Matheson (Playboy, June, 1970) 
"The Everlasting Club" by Arthur Gray (The Cambridge Review, Oct 27, 1910) Adapted as "Devil's Alphabet."
"Traumerei" by Charles Beaumont Adapted as "Shadow Play."
"The Last Defender of Camelot" by Roger Zelazny (Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine, Summer, 1979)

Season 2:
"A Saucer of Loneliness" by Theodore Sturgeon (E Pluribus Unicorn, 1953)
"Lost and Found" by Phyllis Eisenstein (Analog, Oct, 1978) 
"The Toys of Caliban" by Terry Matz (Subterranean #1, 2005) 
"Influencing the Hell Out of Time and Teresa Golowitz" by Parke Godwin (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, Jan, 1982) Adapted as "Time and Teresa Golowitz."

Season 3:
"The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin (Astounding Science Fiction, Aug, 1954) 
"Crazy as a Soup Sandwich" by Harlan Ellison (Pulphouse #3, Spring, 1989)

The Twilight Zone (2002)

"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby (inspiration for "It's Still a Good Life')

Rod Serling's Night Gallery

Pilot:
"Eyes" by Rod Serling (The Season to Be Wary, 1967)
"The Escape Route" by Rod Serling (The Season to Be Wary, 1967)

Season 1:
"The Dead Man" by Fritz Leiber (Weird Tales, Nov, 1950) 
"Room With a View" by Hal Dresner (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July, 1962) 
"The Little Black Bag" by C.M. Kornbluth (Astounding Science Fiction, July, 1950) 
"The House" by André Maurois (Creeps by Night, ed. Dashiell Hammett, 1931) 
"The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Everybody's Magazine, March, 1903) Adapted as "Certain Shadows on the Wall."
"The Doll" by Algernon Blackwood (The Doll and One Other, Arkham House, 1946) 
"The Horsehair Trunk" by Davis Grubb (Collier's, May 25, 1946) Adapted as "The Last Laurel."

Season 2:
"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes" by Margaret St. Clair (Maclean's, June 15, 1950) 
"The Other Hand" by George Langelaan (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Oct, 1961) Adapted as "The Hand of Borgus Weems." 
"A Death in the Family" by Miriam Allen deFord (Dude, Nov, 1961) 
"The Witch" by A.E. Van Vogt (Unknown Worlds, Feb, 1943) Adapted as "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay."
"The Spider" by Elizabeth Walter (The Second Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, 1967) Adapted as "A Fear of Spiders."
"Marmalade Wine" by Joan Aiken (Suspense, Sept, 1958) 
"The Academy" by David Ely (Playboy, June, 1965) 
"The Phantom Farmhouse" by Seabury Quinn (Weird Tales, Oct, 1923) 
"Silent Snow, Secret Snow" by Conrad Aiken (The Virginia Quarterly Review, Oct, 1932) 
"A Question of Fear" by Bryan Lewis (The Eleven Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1970) 
"The Devil is Not Mocked" by Manly Wade Wellman (Unknown Worlds, June, 1943) 
"Brenda" by Margaret St. Clair (Weird Tales, March, 1954) 
"What Was in the Box" by Richard Matheson (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April, 1959) Adapted as "Big Surprise." 
"House-With Ghost" by August Derleth (Lonesome Places, 1962) 
"Hell's Bells" by Harry Turner (The Eleventh Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1970) 
"The Dark Boy" by August Derleth (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Feb, 1957) 
"Pickman's Model" by H.P. Lovecraft (Weird Tales, Oct, 1927) 
"The Dear Departed" by Alice-Mary Schnirring (Weird Tales, May, 1944) 
"Cool Air" by H.P. Lovecraft (Tales of Magic and Mystery, ed. Walter B. Gibson, 1928) 
"Camera Obscura" by Basil Copper (The Sixth Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1965) 
"The Painted Mirror" by Donald Wandrei (Esquire, May, 1937) 
"Tell David. . . " by Penelope Wallace (More Tales of Unease, ed. John Burke, 1969) 
"Logoda's Heads" by August Derleth (Strange Stories, April, 1939) 
"Green Fingers" by R.C. Cook (The Third Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, 1968) 
"The Funeral" by Richard Matheson (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April, 1955)
"The Tune in Dan's Café" by Shamus Frazer (Lie Ten Nights Awake, ed. Herbert van Thal, 1967) 
"The Flat Male" by Frank Sisk (filmed as "The Late Mr. Peddington")
"The Fur Brooch" by Dulcie Gray (The Seventh Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1966) Adapted as "A Feast of Blood."
"Old Place of Sorworth" by Russell Kirk (London Mystery #14, 1952) Adapted as "The Ghost of Sorworth Place."
"Out of the Eons" by Hazel Heald and H.P. Lovecraft (Weird Tales, April, 1935) Adapted as "Last Rites for a Dead Druid."
"Out of the Country" by Shaun Usher (as by Jeffry Scott) (Tales of Unease, ed. John Burke, 1966) 
"I'll Never Leave You-Ever" by Rene Morris (The Seventh Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1966) 
"Stop Killing Me" by Hal Dresner (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Nov, 1963) 
"By One, by Two and by Three" by Adrian Ross (as by Stephen Hall) (Temple Bar, Dec, 1887) Adapted as "There Aren't Any More MacBanes."
"The Sins of the Fathers" by Christianna Brand (The Fifth Pan Book of Horror Stories, 1964)
"Boomerang" by Oscar Cook (Switch on the Light, ed. Christine Campbell Thompson, 1931) Adapted as "The Caterpillar."
"Little Girl Lost" by E.C. Tubb (New Worlds, Oct, 1955) 
"Year-End Clearance" by Mary Linn Roby (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Jan, 1968) Adapted as "Die Now, Pay Later."

Season 3:
"The Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror, Sept, 1931)
"The Girl With the Hungry Eyes" by Fritz Leiber (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes and Other Stories, 1949)
"The Secret of the Vault" by J. Wesley Rosenquest (Weird Tales, May, 1938) Adapted as "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs.         Millikan." 
"She'll Be Company for You" by Andrea Newman (More Tales of Unease, ed. John Burke, 1969) 
"The Ring With the Velvet Ropes" by Edward D. Hoch (With Malice Toward All, ed. Robert L. Fish, 1968) Adapted as "The Ring With the Red Velvet Ropes." 
"Housebound" by R. Chetywynd-Hayes (The Third Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, 1968) Adapted as "Something in the Woodwork." 
"The Canal" by Everil Worrell (Weird Tales, Dec, 1927) Adapted as "Death on a Barge." 
"Whisper" by Martin Waddell (Lie Ten Nights Awake, ed. Herbert van Thal, 1967) 
"The Doll of Death" by Vivian Meik (Devils' Drums, 1933) 

Prose Adaptations of Teleplays:

Rod Serling:

Stories from the Twilight Zone (Bantam, 1960):
            "The Mighty Casey"
            "Escape Clause"
            "Walking Distance"
            "The Fever"
            "Where is Everybody?"
            "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

More Stories from the Twilight Zone (Bantam, 1961): 
            "The Lonely"
            "Mr. Dingle, the Strong"
            "A Thing About Machines"
            "The Big, Tall Wish"
            "A Stop at Willoughby"
            "The Odyssey of Flight 33"
            "Dust"

New Stories from the Twilight Zone (Bantam, 1962): 
            "The Whole Truth"
            "The Shelter"
            "Showdown with Rance McGrew"
            "The Night of the Meek"
            "The Midnight Sun"
            "The Rip Van Winkle Caper"

Night Gallery (Bantam, 1971): 
            "Sole Survivor" (aka "Lone Survivor")
            "Make Me Laugh"
            "Pamela's Voice"
            "Does the Name Grimsby Do Anything to You?" (unproduced teleplay) 
            "Clean Kills and Other Trophies"
            "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"

Night Gallery 2 (Bantam, 1972): 
            "Collector's Items"
            "The Messiah on Mott Street"
            "The Different Ones"
            "Lindemann's Catch"
            "Suggestion"

            "The Class of '99" (Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future, ed. Alan L. Madsen, 1973)
           
Anne Serling (as by Anne Serling-Sutton):

The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories, 1985: 
            "One for the Angels"
            "The Changing of the Guard"     

Ray Bradbury:
            "The Beautiful One is Here," a prose adaptation of "I Sing the Body Electric" (McCall's, Aug, 1969)


Marc Scott Zicree’s “Best of The Twilight Zone”

In issue #19 of the UK science fiction magazine Infinity (2019), Marc Scott Zicree, author of The Twilight Zone Companion, selected what he considers to be the best episodes of the series. Zicree provides a short commentary for each selection and writes: “In these few pages, we can’t present all the Twilight Zone episodes worth watching – that took my entire book, The Twilight Zone Companion – but we can give you a taste spoon of some of the best.”

“The Lonely”
“Long Live Walter Jameson”
“Walking Distance”
“A Stop at Willoughby”
“The Hitch-Hiker”
“Time Enough at Last”
“Third From the Sun”
“The Four of Us Are Dying”
“The Purple Testament”
“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
“The Big Tall Wish”
“The After Hours”
“The Eye of the Beholder”
“Nick of Time”
“The Howling Man”
“The Invaders”
“Night of the Meek”
“Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
“The Obsolete Man”
“Two”
“Nothing in the Dark”
“To Serve Man”
“It’s a Good Life”
“Deaths-Head Revisited”
“The Hunt”
“A Game of Pool”
“Kick the Can”
“I Sing the Body Electric”
“Little Girl Lost”
“Jess-Belle”
“Death Ship”
“Miniature”
“On Thursday We Leave for Home”
“In Praise of Pip”
“Steel”
“Night Call”
“Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”
“Living Doll”
“The Encounter”

--JP & BD