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Plot Synopsis for Under the Dome
March 20th, 2009 1:44:21 pm

We've received permission to release the official copy from Simon & Schuster for the plot synopsis for Under the Dome. Here's your first peek at the story line:

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

Preview of American Nightmares
March 2nd, 2009 9:51:00 am

Marvel has released a five page preview of the next arc in the Stand series, American Nightmares. You can use the link below to download the preview of in PDF form.

Read the Five Page Preview
(10MB Download)

Ur Now Available for Download!
February 12th, 2009 7:55:00 am

Amazon has decided to release Stephen’s new novella, “Ur”, ahead of schedule. Kindle users can now purchase it for immediate download to their Kindle devices.

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The Fate of Humanity Rests in...COMIC SHOPS!
February 6th, 2009 1:46:32 pm

Marvel has announced that The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere Hardcover will be available exclusively at comic shops and TalesOfWonder.com. The highly anticipated collection includes all five issues of the first arc.

To celebrate, Marvel is offering visitors of StephenKing.com a complimentary digital version of the complete first issue. This download also includes the Captain Trips Sketch Book. - A must have file for The Stand's constant readers.

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Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

The Stand Release Log

Phase One of The Office Launches to Rave Reviews
December 2nd, 2008 2:36:12 pm

Our long awaited Flash application titled "The Office" went live on Thanksgiving morning. This experimental web app offers users the means to virtually step inside Stephen's business office in Bangor, Maine. While inside, users can browse memorabilia and current points of interest. User can also take part in The Office Quiz Game. -Which as we hear, has become an obsession for many of our dedicated MB users. Be sure to check out Phase One of The Office and let us know what you think on the Official Message Board.

Enjoy!

-The StephenKing.com Team

Click here for The Office Landing Page

Little Sisters of Eluria Limited Edition
November 13th, 2008 2:15:42 pm

Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. has announced that the long-awaited limited edition of The Little Sisters of Eluria is anticipated to begin shipping on December 15th.    This volume includes the revised and expanded version of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and the companion Dark Tower story, The Little Sisters of Eluria.  It is illustrated by Michael Whelan who also illustrated the first and last volumes of The Dark Tower series.   For more information about this edition and to find out how to order a copy, please visit Donald M. Grant Publisher’s web site.

 

Under the Dome Release
November 13th, 2008 8:36:09 am

It is now official that Scribner will be publishing Steve's new novel, Under the Dome, in the fall of 2009!

Steve's 3 Favorite Books
November 4th, 2008 8:48:42 am

Always wondered what Steve's favorite books are? He lists three of them in this month's Barnes & Noble Review.

New Interview with Stephen
October 23rd, 2008 10:05:02 am

Salon.com has published a new interview with Stephen to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Stand. You can read it here.

Suspense Magazine Author of the Month for October
October 3rd, 2008 2:18:15 pm

Stephen was named Suspense Magazine's Author of the Month for October and has done a short interview which you can read here.



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