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Stephen King releases gun control essay

Best-selling author Stephen King has just released a passionate call for greater gun control, titled "Guns." In a coup for Amazon, the essay is available only through its Kindle Store for 99 cents.


Book buzz: 'The Shining' sequel, movie prequel

The Shining

Today's book news includes new novels from mega-bestselling authors James Patterson and Stephen King... Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, is due out in January. Meanwhile, a film prequel is apparently in the works.


Stephen King: ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole,’ a new Dark Tower novel

The Wind Through The Keyhole

The story of Roland Deschain and his quest for the Dark Tower has been a part of Stephen King’s literary agenda from the beginning. The opening sections were written in 1970, when King was an ambitious, unknown 22-year-old. The seventh and final volume, “The Dark Tower,” appeared in 2004 and brought the story — all 4,000 pages of it — to a startling conclusion.


Alex Shakar, Stephen King win Times Book Prizes

Shakar's novel "Luminarium," about the role technology and spirituality play in shaping people's reality, and Stephen King's "11/22/1963," about a time traveler who attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination, were among the winners Friday at the 32nd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.


Go ahead, judge Stephen King's '11/22/63' by its cover

Scribner's art director talks about the challenges of designing the best-selling book's jacket like a JFK-era newspaper.


Stephen King e-story 'Mile 81' coming Sept. 1

Stephen King e-story 'Mile 81' coming Sept. 1

Stephen King is back in the e-book game. The horror master is releasing a short story in digital format only. Scribner announced Thursday that "Mile 81," a "chilling story" set at a rest stop on the Maine Turnpike, will go on sale Sept. 1 at a suggested price of $2.99. The new book will also include an excerpt from King's upcoming novel, "11/22/63."


'Pet Sematary' redo taps '1408' scribe

Matthew Greenberg, who wrote the Stephen King adaptation "1408," is heading back to King territory with "Pet Sematary."


Abrams Departs Dark Tower

Bad news for fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower series - it seems that J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof are no longer on the project.


New Stephen King e-book to cost $35

The latest e-book from Stephen King is no bargain. Scribner announced Wednesday that the digital edition of King's "Under the Dome," a 1,000-plus page novel, would not be released until Dec. 24, virtually the end of the holiday season and a month after the hardcover.


Stephen King summer reading list

Stephen King summer reading list

Uncle Stevie's tips -- featuring everything from pirates to Jodi Picoult -- for lazy, hazy, crazy days ahead.


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