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By Rod Serling

Rod Serling turned a cultural icon of the twentieth Century along with his construction 'The Twilight Zone,' which greater than 50 years later used to be nominated by way of the Writers Guild of the USA because the 3rd most sensible written tv sequence of the earlier seventy years. Of the 156 Twilight region episodes, Serling wrote ninety two. within the early Sixties, Rod Serling, novelized nineteen (19) of his scripts and released them in 3 volumes - this can be the 1st. during this quantity, you'll examine a baseball pitcher with magical powers; a self-centered hypochondriac; a nostalgic trip again to youth; a self-righteous domineering husband getting his comeuppance; the panic of a guy without reminiscence discovering himself by myself in an empty city; and the damaging mixture of worry and mob mentality.

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