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A little message from Stephen
June 14th, 2006 3:40:49 pm

Hope all you Stand readers celebrated Flagg day!

Dark Tower #5 Finds Allegiances are Broken and Deadly Forces Advance
June 6th, 2006 12:39:50 pm

Stephen King’s chart-topping epic continues with the release of issue #5 this week Just outside Hambry, Roland makes a monstrous discovery: The evil Farson and his Coffin Riders have stolen the awesome weapons of the Old Ones and now have the oil to power them and launch an attack against the Affiliation—a group which counts among its members Roland’s father, Stephen Deschain! And, at just the wrong time, the young gunslinger’s ka-tet may be splintering, when Cuthbert accuses Roland of cowardice and rides off on his own. Things are going sour in Mid-World, sai. All this plus a six-gun full of extras!

With the release of this week’s issue, Lilja’s Library declares “With over half of the story arc done I can honestly say that Gunslinger Born is a success.”

With only two issues to go, the action’s only going to get hotter, the stakes higher, and the danger greater!

> Click Here for the Release Log

Message from Stephen
May 18th, 2006 3:39:54 pm

Dear Web Site Visitors,

Those of you who are familiar with the wonderful world of television may have noticed that Desperation — probably the best TV movie to be made from my work — has been scheduled by ABC to run, not just against American Idol, but against the American Idol finals! When I see this kind of scheduling, my heart is warmed by how well I have been treated by all my friends at ABC. One can truly say that with friends like this, one doesn’t need enemas. Little joke there. But am I bitter? HELL, YES, I AM BITTER! Oh, well, good work always finds a place in time, and ours may be in the DVD racks eventually. For now, please remember that Desperation airs on ABC May 23rd. Those of you who watch will get a gold star. Those of you who don’t, and watch American Idol instead…well, just remember: I have strange powers. I have been watching you all for some time through your computers. (This is actually a power conferred upon me by the Bush Administration.) I watch you when you eat, I watch you when you sleep, and I watch you when you undress. In regard to this last comment, some of you need more stylish underwear, but never mind; the point is, I will know if you watch American Idol and if something bad happens to you, it will be your own fault.

Cordially,

Steve

Harry, Carrie & Garp Announcement
May 10th, 2006 3:39:09 pm

Scholastic and Simon & Schuster / CBS Corporation announce An Evening with Harry, Carrie & Garp.

For more information and a message from Stephen click here.

MySpace Imposters
April 28th, 2006 3:38:19 pm

Anyone claiming to be Stephen King on myspace.com is an impostor. Any information regarding the listing would be appreciated so that we can contact myspace.com to have it removed.

Please report impostors here.

Update on TNT series, Nightmares & Dreamscapes
April 26th, 2006 3:37:34 pm

TNT will begin broadcast of the series, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, in July. Some of the stories included for the series are: Umney's Last Case, You Know They Got a Hell of a Band, The End of the Whole Mess, The Fifth Quarter, The Road Virus Heads North, and Battleground. For more information about the series and to sign up for their newsletter, please visit the TNT web site.

Airtime for Desperation
April 11th, 2006 3:27:18 pm

Desperation will air on May 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. on ABC - Check your local listings.

STATIONARY BIKE - Audiobook to be read by Ron McLarty
March 8th, 2006 3:35:02 pm

Simon & Schuster Audio will be releasing the unabridged audiobook on CD and for download in June 2006.

Stephen King brilliantly revisits themes his fans will happily recognize in STATIONARY BIKE-a streamlined fever dream of a tale, in which an ordinary household object assumes otherworldly powers and a familiar journey takes a terrifying twist.

When commercial artist Richard Sifkitz finally gets around to having that physical he'd been putting off for years, and his cholesterol comes back dangerously high, he does what so many thirty-something, junkfood-eating couch potatoes have done before him: he buys a stationary bike, and vows to ride it regularly.

Unlike many a mid-life exercise convert, however, Richard actually starts to ride his new stationary bike. A lot. Soon he's spending so much time on his bike that he decides to put his artistic talents to use and paint a mural on the wall opposite his stationary bike - a picture of a quiet country lane that he can easily imagine himself pedaling down for hours at a time. Yet it turns out that Richard's mural is no ordinary picture - and soon his stationary bike is taking him places he doesn't want to go ... and can't stay away from.

A riveting riff on artistic frustration, midlife mortality, and hard-won redemption, STATIONARY BIKE is a thrill ride that could come only from the mind of Stephen King. And Narrator Ron McLarty, bestselling author of THE MEMORY OF RUNNING: A Novel, knows his King: he's previously read FAITHFUL:
Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season and the classic, SALEM'S LOT.

STATIONARY BIKE will be available in June 2006 for the first time on audio and as a stand-alone story. It was originally published in the fifth installment of the Borderlands series of horror anthologies, edited by Elizabeth E. and Thomas F. Moneteleone.

Stephen on Voice of America
February 15th, 2006 3:33:45 pm

Listen to Stephen on Voice of America Friday, February 17th. He'll discuss his work and latest book "Cell" on VOA's Talk to America, the world's only international daily call-in/discussion program.
You can hear Stephen on the Talk To America internet stream LIVE from 11:05am-12pm, Friday, February 17th. Here's the program website: www.voanews.com/talk You can email your questions to Stephen during the broadcast. Send your message to talk@voa.gov

Happy Valentine's Day!
February 14th, 2006 3:32:26 pm

Thanks to all who contributed to the Valentine’s Day story - ‘Till Death Do Us Part – great job everyone!. And a super-sized thanks to TBlack who coordinated all the behind the scenes mechanics of getting this accomplished. It wouldn’t have happened without him!

Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) document.



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