Fall 2015 Story Collection Contents

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Ms Mod said it would not hurt to share what we would like to see in the upcoming story collection. This could serve as a page for that list. Here is my list (in no particular order):

The Little Green God of Agony
The Dune
Herman Wouk is Still Alive
Mile 81
Morality
Mostly Old Men
The Bone Church
Tommy
Premium Harmony
Throttle
UR
In the Tall Grass
A Face in the Crowd
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
Afterlife
The Rock and Roll Dead Zone
Summer Thunder
Bad Little Kid
That Bus is Another World
 

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Ms Mod said it would not hurt to share what we would like to see in the upcoming story collection. This could serve as a page for that list. Here is my list (in no particular order):

The Little Green God of Agony
The Dune
Herman Wouk is Still Alive
Mile 81
Morality
Mostly Old Men
The Bone Church
Tommy
Premium Harmony
Throttle
UR
In the Tall Grass
A Face in the Crowd
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
Afterlife
The Rock and Roll Dead Zone
Summer Thunder
Bad Little Kid
That Bus is Another World
The list has already been set but I can't reveal yet which ones made the cut.
 

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Ms Mod said it would not hurt to share what we would like to see in the upcoming story collection. This could serve as a page for that list. Here is my list (in no particular order):

The Little Green God of Agony
The Dune
Herman Wouk is Still Alive
Mile 81
Morality
Mostly Old Men
The Bone Church
Tommy
Premium Harmony
Throttle
UR
In the Tall Grass
A Face in the Crowd
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
Afterlife
The Rock and Roll Dead Zone
Summer Thunder
Bad Little Kid
That Bus is Another World
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Welcome Wildcat :cheerful:
 

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The Little Green God of Agony
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
Summer Thunder
Bad Little Kid
That Bus is Another World
These would be wonderful, especially because I haven't read them yet!

I'd also love if Afterlife, Under the Weather, Premium Harmony, Herman Wouk is Still Alive, Morality and The Bone Church poem were included. Maybe Mile 81 and UR, too.
 

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I'm not really expecting A Face in the Crowd, Throttle or In the Tall Grass to be in the collection, if only because he wrote them with a collaborator. I sort of expect the two with Joe Hill to be published separately in another book of four novellas. Maybe they'll do two more together or each write one by themselves to go along with the collaborations. I could definitely see something like that happening.

As for the poems and essays, if I had my way I'd say poems yes, essays no. As great as it was I never felt that the baseball essay really fit in with the rest of Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Besides, I think that with the various essays and non-fiction pieces he's done for magazines and newspapers over the years, the Pop of King column, and his recent Kindle release "Guns," etc. there would certainly be enough to warrant a collection of a 20-30 of his best non-fiction pieces. Looking at the essays section here on his official site I see several unpublished or uncollected ones that I'd be quite interested in reading.

With that said, I did think that the inclusion of the teleplay "Sorry, Right Number" in the same book actually worked very well and I wonder if he would consider doing the same for the episode of Under the Dome that he wrote? I think that would be a nice bonus for fans of the show. The problem is that, unlike "Sorry, Right Number," it isn't a standalone episode and would require a certain degree of familiarity with the show. Still, if it was placed at the end it could easily be skipped by those who aren't interested. Personally I'd love to read it and compare the script to the episode itself.

But based on the recent stories I have read, this next collection will be another winner regardless of what makes the cut.
 

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I also hope we see Throttle & In the Tall Grass collected in some type of collaboration with Joe Hill. The new edition of Face in the Crowd probably leaves it off the list. All 3 of these are longer and would probably add another 200 pages to the collection. I think the below are a good guess as a likely list.

1. UR
2. Morality
3. Premium Harmony
4. Herman Wouk is Still Alive
5. Under the Weather
6. Mile 81
7. The Little Green God of Agony
8. The Dune
9. Batman and Robin have an Altercation
10. Afterlife
11. The Rock and Roll Dead Zone
12. Summer Thunder
13. Bad Little Kid
14. That Bus is Another World

*Weeds & The Crate (hopefully but not holding my breath).
 

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I also hope we see Throttle & In the Tall Grass collected in some type of collaboration with Joe Hill. The new edition of Face in the Crowd probably leaves it off the list. All 3 of these are longer and would probably add another 200 pages to the collection. I think the below are a good guess as a likely list.

1. UR
2. Morality
3. Premium Harmony
4. Herman Wouk is Still Alive
5. Under the Weather
6. Mile 81
7. The Little Green God of Agony
8. The Dune
9. Batman and Robin have an Altercation
10. Afterlife
11. The Rock and Roll Dead Zone
12. Summer Thunder
13. Bad Little Kid
14. That Bus is Another World

*Weeds & The Crate (hopefully but not holding my breath).

Wasn't Throttle in He Is Legend?
 

Boni

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So I assume A Face in the Crowd is out as well?
Seems likely.

My guess is that we will have: UR, Mile 81, Bad Little Kid, Morality, Summer Thunder, The Little Green God of Agony, The Dune, Premium Harmony, Blockade Billy, Herman Wouk is Still Alive, Batman and Robin Have an Altercation, Afterlife, That Bus is Another World.

Also desperately hoping for: The Crate and Weeds.

Plus: 4 or 5 new stories (or maybe some poetry too like The Bone Church and Tommy).