Sunday, September 16, 2012

Recommended Reading

Mr. Serling by Valerie Durant


Here follows a list of books, magazines, comics and films dedicated to the fifth dimension.  We tried to make it as complete as possible but we are bound to have missed something so if anyone has any suggestions or corrections drop us a line and let us know.  Cheers.
Critical Companions:
·         The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree (Bantam, 1982; second ed. Silman-James, 1988)
·         The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic by Martin Grams Jr. (OTR Publishing, 2008)
·         Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone: a Backstage Tribute to Television’s Groundbreaking Series by Stewart T. Stanyard (ECW Press, 2007)
·         Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone: the 50th Anniversary Tribute by Douglas Brody and Carol Serling (Barricade Books, 2009)
·         Trivia from the Twilight Zone by Bill Devoe (BearManer Media, 2008)
·         A Critical History of Television’s The Twilight Zone, 1959 – 1964 by Don Presnell and Marty Mcgee (Macfarland and Company Publishing, 1998)
·         The Twilight Zone FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fifth Dimension and Beyond by Gabriel Ruzin (Applause Theatre Book, 2014)
·         The Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Wondrous Land by Kenneth Reynolds (iUniverse Publishing, 2014)
Teleplays:
·         As Timeless as Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts of Rod Serling Vols. 1 - 9, edited by Tony Albarella (Gauntlet Press, 2004 - 2012)
·         Richard Matheson’s The Twilight Zone Scripts edited by Stanley Wiater (limited edition published by Cemetary Dance Publications, 1998; Trade paperback edition published in two volumes by Gauntlet Press, 2002)
·         The Twilight Zone Scripts of Charles Beaumont Vol. 1  edited by Roger Anker (limited edition published by Gauntlet Press, 2004)
·         George Clayton Johnson: Twilight Zone Scripts and Stories (Streamline Pictures, 1996)
·         The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner edited by Earl Hamner and Tony Albarella (Cumberland House Publishing, 2003)
·         The Twilight Zone Scripts of Jerry Sohl edited by Christopher Conlon (BearManor Media, 2004)
·         Forgotten Gems from the Twilight Zone Vol. 1 edited by Andrew Ramage (BearManor Media, 2005)
·         Forgotten Gems from the Twilight Zone Vol. 2 edited by Andrew Ramage (BearManor Media, 2006)
Source Material and Adaptations:
·         The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh (MJF, 1985)
·         All of Us Are Dying and Other Stories by George Clayton Johnson (Subterranean Press, 1999)
·         Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam, 1960)
·         More Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam, 1961.  *Not to be confused with Carol Serling’s 2010 anthology of the same name)
·         New Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling (Bantam, 1960.  *Rod Serling’s three Bantam Twilight Zone collections were later published in a single hardcover edition by TV Books in 1990 & in a single trade paperback volume by Bantam Books)
·         Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone by Walter B. Gibson (Grosset & Dunlap, 1963)
·         Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Revisited by Walter B. Gibson (Grosset & Dunlap, 1964. Gibson’s books contain both adaptations of Twilight Zone episodes and original stories inspired by the show.  The two collections were later released in a single hardcover volume in 1990 by Wings Books under the title: Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone)
·         The Mark Kneece graphic novels:
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Dove McHargue (Walker, 2008)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The After Hours adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Rebekah Issacs (Walker, 2008)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Robert Grabe (Walker, 2008)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Rich Ellis (Walker, 2008)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Anthony Spay (Walker, 2009)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Deaths-Head Revisited adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Chris Lie (Walker, 2009)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? Adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Rich Ellis (Walker, 2009)
§  Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Big Tall Wish adapted by Mark Kneece with art by Chris Lie (Walker, 2009)
Books and films about Rod Serling:
·         Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval written by John F. Goff and Thomas Wagner, directed by Susan Lacy (this documentary is part of PBS’s American Masters series (1995) and was later released on DVD by Image Entertainment)
·         In the Zone: The Twilight Worlds of Rod Serling by Peter Wolfe (Popular Press, 1997)
·         Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television’s Last Angry Man by Gordon F. Sander (Plume, 1994)
·         Rod Serling: The Dreams and Nightmares of Life in the Twilight Zone by Joel Engel (Contemporary Books, 1989)
·         Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling by Leslie Dale Feldman (Lexington Books, 2010)
·         Into the Twilight Zone: the Rod Serling Program Guide by Jean-Marc Lofficier (iUniverse, 2003)
·         As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling (Citadel Publishing, 2014)
Books and Films about series writer Charles Beaumont:
·         Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man directed by Jason V. Brock (JaSunni Productions, 2010)
·         Running From the Hunter: The Life and Works of Charles Beaumont by Lee Prosser (Borgo Press, 1996)
·         The Work of Charles Beaumont: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide by William F. Nolan (Borgo Press, 1986)
Books about series writer Richard Matheson:
·         The Richard Matheson Companion edited by Stanley Wiater, Matthew R. Bradley and Paul Stuve (limited hardcover edition published by Gaunlet Press in 2008. Truncated paperback edition published by Citadel Press in 2009 under the title The Twilight and Other Zones: The Dark Worlds of Richard Matheson)
·         Richard Matheson on Screen: A History of the Filmed Works by Matthew R. Bradley (MacFarland, 2010)
Books about series writer Earl Hamner:
·         Earl Hamner: From Walton’s Mountain to Tomorrow by James E. Person, Jr. (Cumberland House Publishing, 2005)
Books, Comic Books, and Magazines Related to The Twilight Zone:
·         Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine (April, 1981 – Spring, 1987.  For a detailed history and checklist you can read Jordan’s post on the magazine here)
·         The Twilight Zone comic (Dell/Gold Key/Whitman Comics (Western Publishing), November, 1962 – May, 1982. For a detailed history of The Twilight Zone comic books, see Jordan's post here)
·         California Sorcery edited by William F. Nolan and William K. Schafer (Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999)
·         The Twilight Zone: The Movie novelization by Robert Bloch based on the 1983 Warner Bros. film (Warner Books, 1983)
*Note: The following Carol Serling anthologies contain original material only.  No adaptations or reprints.
·         Journeys to the Twilight Zone edited by Carol Serling (Donald A. Wollheim (Daw) Books, 1993)
·         Return to the Twilight Zone edited by Carol Serling (Daw Books, 1994)
·         Adventures in the Twilight Zone edited by Carol Serling (Daw Books, 1995)
·         Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary edited by Carol Serling (Tom Doherty (Tor) Books, 2009)
·         More Stories from the Twilight Zone edited by Carol Serling (Tor Books, 2010)
Books related to the 1980’s revival series:
·         New Stories from the Twilight Zone edited by Martin Harry Greenberg (Avon, 1991. This is sort of the companion volume to The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories and contains the source material for the 1980’s revival series.  It was later re-released as The New Twilight Zone so as not to confuse it with the Rod Serling collection of the same name)
·         Tales from the New Twilight Zone by J. Michael Straczynski (Spectra, 1989)
·         The Twilight Zone Volume 1 (NOW Comics, November, 1990-May,1993. Volume 1, number 1 consists of artist Neal Adams's graphic adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s teleplay “Crazy as a Soup Sandwich” which was written for Season Three of the 1980’s revival.  It also includes the story “Wishing Book” written by Don Glut with art by John Stangeland.  Immediately after this issue the series was put on hold due to a change of ownership in NOW Comics.  Volume 1 consists solely of this one issue.  The series started back up a year later with Volume 2.  To promote the series NOW Comics re-released Volume 1 without Glut’s story and instead featured a prose story by Ellison called “Darkness Upon the Face of the Deep” and new cover art by Adams.  Thanks to sequentialellison.com for this helpful info) For more history of The Twilight Zone comics see Jordan's post here)
·         The Twilight Zone Volume 2 Issues 1 – 11 (NOW Comics, November, 1991 – September 1992)