Dystopia - Richard Christian Matheson A huge compendium of stories by one of the more underrated writers in the genre, Richard Christian Matheson's DYS&TOPIA is a real treat. His penchant for staccato storytelling and preference for sentence fragments is a deceptively simple approach, as he somehow manages to tell whole stories in fewer words than most, and imbue them with chilling implications that linger long after the tale ends. And while, like all collections, not every story is a gem, there are more than enough incredible stories here to justify owning and savoring it.