Description : Collection of 23 short stories--from classic horror to vampire thrillers, imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Raymond Chandler, a teleplay, and a non-fiction bonus, a heartfelt little piece on Little League baseball.
Description : Title Originally published in Dolan's Cadillac Castle Rock, February—June 1985 The End of the Whole Mess October 1986 issue of Omni Suffer the Little Children February 1972 issue of Cavalier The Night Flier Prime Evil (1988) Popsy Masques II (1987) It Grows on You Fall 1973 issue of Marshroots Chattery Teeth Fall 1992 issue of Cemetery Dance Dedication Night Visions 5 (1988) The Moving Finger December 1990 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sneakers Night Visions 5 (1988) You Know They Got a Hell of a Band Shock Rock (1992) Home Delivery Book of the Dead (1989) Rainy Season Spring 1989 issue of Midnight Graffiti My Pretty Pony My Pretty Pony limited edition coffee table book (1989) Sorry, Right Number Previously unpublished The Ten O'Clock People Previously unpublished Crouch End New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980) The House on Maple Street Previously unpublished The Fifth Quarter April 1972 issue of Cavalier The Doctor's Case The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1987) Umney's Last Case Previously unpublished Head Down April 16, 1990 issue of The New Yorker Brooklyn August Io #10, 1971 The Beggar and the Diamond Previously unpublished
Description : In this revised and expanded edition of "The Stephen King Phenomenon," Dr. Michael R. Collings re-examines the impact of Stephen King on popular culture.
Description : I wrote this book, Reflections, to showcase various aspects of life with different views of people’s day-to-day lives as far as living love relationships, struggles, and addictions; coping with death and loss of loved ones, coming back from the war and senseless shootings, struggling to beat the demon within; and trying to beat addictions. This is how we all experience the same issues in life, yet we all handled them differently. You will all experience love, death, breakups, good times, and bad times. But you will all deal with these things differently. This book is a vantage point of all our lives and the way we experience the same things yet deal with them differently individually. I hope you enjoy this book and that it gives you a new meaning on life.
Description : The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe. The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine. After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.
Description : A Canary Island volcano has exploded in a fiery fury. Enter, volcanologist, Dr. Samuel May, who has predicted it will collapse into the Atlantic Ocean causing a massive tsunami that will destroy European and American coastlines. Will this disaster mark the beginning of the end? As the United Nations scrambles to evacuate coastal cities, quell chaos and prepare for impending doom, a conspiracy is underway at the Vatican. The newly elected pope, Callixtus the Fourth, possesses Earth shattering revelations that will test his faith and the power of governments. His plan to release ancient secrets has brought about a heinous plot to murder him and elect a new pontiff that will protect the status quo. In a rush against time, he must survive the coming cataclysm in order to save mankind. But, what if the disaster is just the beginning of something more? What if this event marks the end of mankind?
Description : Desperate young lovers on the lam ( They Live by Night), a cynical con man making a fortune as a mentalist ( Nightmare Alley), a penniless pregnant girl mistaken for a wealthy heiress ( No Man of Her Own), a wounded veteran who has forgotten his own name ( Somewhere in the Night)—this gallery of film noir characters challenges the stereotypes of the wise-cracking detective and the alluring femme fatale. Despite their differences, they all have something in common: a belief in self-reinvention. Nightmare Alley is a thorough examination of how film noir disputes this notion at the heart of the American Dream. Central to many of these films, Mark Osteen argues, is the story of an individual trying, by dint of hard work and perseverance, to overcome his origins and achieve material success. In the wake of World War II, the noir genre tested the dream of upward mobility and the ideas of individualism, liberty, equality, and free enterprise that accompany it. Employing an impressive array of theoretical perspectives (including psychoanalysis, art history, feminism, and music theory) and combining close reading with original primary source research, Nightmare Alley proves both the diversity of classic noir and its potency. This provocative and wide-ranging study revises and refreshes our understanding of noir's characters, themes, and cultural significance. -- Wheeler Winston Dixon, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Description : The Snatcher saga continues as the New Republic of Tranquility Key faces its toughest challenge to date. Several years after the events of And They Rose Up and And They Rose Up: Days of Retribution, the Republic comes under fire as its only doctor is found murdered. Chief of State, Mark Armstrong, and company set out on a dangerous mission to track down the killer and bring him to justice. But everything is not as it seems. New and old enemies rise up against the struggling band. Their journey takes them across the country and even across time itself in a battle with the forces of evil slowly closing in on them. Terrors from the past come back to haunt them. And, worst of all, they come face to face with an evil they never expected to find-- one of their own.
Description : The literary use of the Gothic is marked by an anxious encounter with otherness, with the dark and mysterious unknown. From its earliest manifestations in the turbulent eighteenth century, this escapist mode has provided for authors a useful ground upon which to safely confront very real fears and horrors. The essays here examine texts in which Gothic fear is relocated onto the figure of the racial and social Other - the Other who replaces the monster as the code for mystery and danger, the horrifying and the unknowable. The essays reveal that writers from many cannons and cultures are attracted to the Gothic as a ready medium for the expression of racial and social anxieties. The essays are grouped under such topics as race, religion, class, and centers of power.