It may be just as blunthead said. Some of my SK books have the first chapters of soon to be released books. I may end up getting the actual book a long time after that, so I may not remember the first time I read those chapters.
Topic derailing imminent (although flowing naturally from what has been said before).
How are the stories chosen to be included in compilations like "Full Dark, No Stars" and the like?
I imagine not all of Mr. King's short stories and novellas have been compiled. I really wish they could all be published in book format, since I guess it is very difficult to get all of the magazine-published stories.