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Ep 40: Stephen King in 2014 And 2015

Posted: January 26, 2015, 13:37:25
Section: General news » Podcast


With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 40 of The Stephen King Podcast!

We take a King look at the calendar. What happened in 2014 and what is to come in 2015.

Included is the latest Stephen King news plus our thoughts on the last 4 episodes of Season 5 of Haven.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

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In this podcast:

1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
3) 03:27 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 12:03 - Reviews From The Night Shift - 2014/2015 King Calendar
5) 53:22 - Reviews From The Night Shift - Eps. 10-13 of Haven Season 5
6) 1:02:21 - Signoff & Next Podcast Preview
7) 1:03:18 - Outre

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King Working on Edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: January 23, 2015, 11:36:15
Section: Book » The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Moderator over at King's board had an update on what King is working on.


Mod at SKMB:

Last week he told me he was working on edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and had a new short story in the wings. I haven't read that one yet but couldn't say more even if I had.

Not sure if the short story mentioned is for the book or not though...

2015 Edgar Awards Nominees Announced

Posted: January 21, 2015, 17:42:38
Section: Book » Mr. Mercedes (The Bill Hodges Trilogy #1)


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Today 15 years ago…

Posted: January 21, 2015, 14:00:06

…I reported that King was about to sign a new three-book deal. At the time we didn’t know the titles or the publisher. Today we know it was with Simon & Schuster and that the books were Dreamcatcher, Everything’s Eventual and From a Buick 8. Here is what we know back in the year 2000…


Stephen King will sign a new three-book deal later this week -- proving that there will be more Stephen king books after his accident.

"He's well, he's active, he's working very hard," said his literary agent, Arthur Greene.

King has been walking on a crutch since suffering 25 broken bones in his hip, right leg and pelvis, a collapsed lung and other injuries. "He was pretty well mangled," said King friend Stu Tinker, owner of Betts Bookstore in Bangor. "It's amazing that in this short a period he's able to get up and around and drive by himself."

The new publishing deal is for three books, "one of which is completed and the other two that he's working on," Greene said. The agent would not say what the new books are or if the deal is with King's publisher Scribner, or another house.

King has finished a non-fiction book on writing. Scheduled for a September release, that volume completes his three-book 1997 deal with Scribner that was unusual because it was light on up-front royalties but heavy on profit-sharing.

The Stephen King Companion Is Back!

Posted: January 21, 2015, 08:30:05

The Stephen King Companion by George Beahm was the first book I read about King back in 1991. I also got the updated version when it was released in 1995. Now I’m happy to say that there will be yet another, updated version released in 2015. Further details are forthcoming from the author and publisher shortly…


David E. Kelly to Script Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 14, 2015, 00:36:56
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Here is an update about the limited TV series based on Mr Mercedes. We know from earlier that the plan is to do 10-episodes. No word on when we can expect to see it yet though.


David E. Kelley is plotting his return to the small screen.

The prolific producer, who most recently showran CBS' The Crazy Ones, has signed on to adapt Stephen King's best-selling novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series.

Sonar Entertainment will package the drama as a limited series, with Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) attached to pen the script. Lost's Jack Bender will direct and exec produce alongside Kelley, Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, and Sonar's Gene Stein. The project marks a reunion for King and Bender, who most recently teamed on CBS' summer drama Under the Dome.

Read the entire article here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Things They Left Behind Mentioned

Posted: January 13, 2015, 09:04:56
Section: Film » Things they Left Behind

It's been a while since we heard about The Things They Left Behind (September 2014 to be exact) but in this article it's mentioned.


Also on the busy man’s plate… an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Things They Left Behind with Greg Berlanti for CBS

Dee Dee Ramone Wrote Song in King's Basement

Posted: January 12, 2015, 09:02:06

From an interview with Marky Ramone.


The Ramones welcomed a sober Marky back in 1987. And two years later, he found himself at the home of author Stephen King, who invited the band — big horror and sci-fi fans — to his home.
“During a break in the friendly Yankees-Red Sox debate between Johnny and King, [the writer] handed Dee Dee a copy of his best-selling novel ‘Pet Sematary,’ ” Marky recalls. Dee Dee wrote the song “Pet Sematary” in less than an hour in King’s basement.



Thanks to Jonathan

Classic King #49

Posted: January 9, 2015, 10:58:27
Section: General news » Classic King

This is the only clip I have seen where King has a ponytail.


King and his wife Tabitha accept an award in Bangor Maine in 1992 for their help with a local library.

Flash from the 80's: Play The Mist Game

Posted: January 9, 2015, 08:25:53

If you got some spare time and want to know what it was like living in the 80's you can head over to
The Internet Archive Software Collection and try The Mist game from 1985 in their emulation. It's not easy though...

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