For this reader, The Twilight Zone the Original Stories is a classic that has had a special place on my bookshelf for years. It's familiar black dust jacket became too tattered to keep years ago because of the use that it had, and I ended up loaning it to a good friend about four years ago. With my permission, the friend loaned it to one of his children, and it has been circulating back and forth between members of his family since then.
This book was skillfully edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson and Charles G. Waugh in the '80s, and between the covers you'll find thirty of the stories that intrigued the late Rod Serling when he was writing for his TV show, which ran from 1959 to 1964. Besides Rod Serling, writers for The Twilight Zone included such leading authors as Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Reginald Rose, Earl Hamner, Jr., George Clayton Johnson, and Jerry Sohl. There were also episodes in his series that featured adaptations of classic stories by such writers as Ambrose Bierce, Damon Knight, Jerome Bixby, and Lewis Padgett. And yes, you'll find some of these in between the covers.
Someday I'll get my copy of The Twilight Zone back, but it's good to know that it's being shared by a whole new generation. If you were ever a fan of the original TV series, then grab a copy of this wherever you find it. You won't be disappointed.