A Message From Stephen: Best Novel of All Time

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 9:58:41 am

Dear Constant Readers: This is fun, if you're into "bracketology," or even if you're not. If you go to Best Novels of All Time on the Huffington Post, you'll see a series of face-offs (To Kill a Mockingbird versus The Great Gatsby, for instance). I urge you not only to vote, but to use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word.


Uncle Stevie says YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR A BOOK YOU HAVEN'T READ. Which was why I couldn't vote for Moby Dick. Everyone says it's great and blah-blah-blah, but I drown in whale-oil every time I try it. My bad, people, I admit it. So…you may have to leave some brackets entirely blank. But this way it's fair.

And no, you can't vote for one of my books, 'cause I didn't make the cut. Still…happy voting, and spread the word. I'm guessing the champ might be Great Expectations, but I've been wrong before. Once in 1972, and once…mmm…no, that time I was right.

Vote! It's a great warm-up for November!

Launch the Huffington Post

Batman and Robin Have An Altercation

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 11:47:45 am

In Stephen King’s first story for Harper’s Magazine, a middle-aged man named Sanderson brings his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father to Applebee’s for their weekly lunch, where for three years they have ordered the same food and had the same conversation. Just as Sanderson despairs of finding any shred of the man who raised him, he’s saved from a brutal assault to find his father wielding a weapon procured in a moment of lucidity.

Available on newsstands in the U.S. on 8/28 and on-line (subscription required) now at Harpers.org.

Launch Story on Harpers.org

Stephen in Get Fuzzy Comics

Posted: August 17th, 2012 12:16:23 pm

Get Fuzzy featured Stephen in two recent comics. (Click the thumbnails below to enlarge comics.)

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Copyright Darby Conley (Reprinted with permission)

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A Face in the Crowd Exclusive Audiobook Sample

Posted: August 8th, 2012 4:30:30 pm

Simon & Schuster Audio will be releasing the audiobook edition of A Face in the Crowd on August 21st. In anticipation of its release, we have posted an exclusive three and half minute audio sample read by Craig Wasson.  

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A Face in the Crowd Coming August 21st

Posted: July 24th, 2012 10:29:58 am

Scribner and Simon & Schuster Audio have announced a chilling new story titled A Face in The Crowd. Set for release on August 21st, the original ebook marks the second baseball-themed collaboration between Stephen and Stewart O'Nan. (Faithful)

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Mark and Brian RBR Interview

Posted: June 21st, 2012 5:41:16 pm

Mark and Brian of KLOS hosted an interview with Stephen regarding many topics including the upcoming Rock Bottom Remainders farewell shows. (Killer content!)

Listen to the MP3s:

Part 1

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Mark and Brian Interview

Posted: June 21st, 2012 5:37:40 pm

Mark and Brian of KLOS hosted an interview with Stephen regarding many topics including the upcoming Rock Bottom Remainders farewell shows. (Killer content!)

Listen to the MP3s:

Part 1

Part 2

Rock Bottom Remainders Featured in LA Times

Posted: June 21st, 2012 3:16:03 pm

The RBR's "Past Our Bedtime Tour" has been featured in the LA Times. With quotes from Stephen and his fellow band mates, the article exposes the inner turmoil as the pick-up band prepares for their farewell shows.

Read it on LATimes.com

Stephen to Appear with Rock Bottom Remainders

Posted: June 11th, 2012 3:12:06 pm

The Rock Bottom Remainders will be performing on June 22, 2012 for The Past Our Bedtime Tour at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets for the show and reception are available on this page.

For more information about the band, the tour, and the causes that will be supported from the proceeds of the show, please visit The Rock Bottom Remainders web site using the link below.

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Stephen Comments on the Death of Ray Bradbury

Posted: June 6th, 2012 2:52:50 pm

"Ray Bradbury wrote three great novels and three hundred great stories. One of the latter was called 'A Sound of Thunder.' The sound I hear today is the thunder of a giant's footsteps fading away. But the novels and stories remain, in all their resonance and strange beauty."

Stephen King