2nd season of Under the Dome further from the book

Posted: January 29, 2014, 15:00
Will the second season of Under the Dome be further from the book then the first one? Looks like it...

Under The Dome On CBS -- **Spoiler Alert!*

"Under the Dome" season 2 won't be anything like the book written by Stephen King, according to new spoilers. Can we expect new cast members to be introduced to "Under the Dome" season 2 after the air date?

"Under the Dome" season 2 returns to CBS on Monday, June 30 at 10pm ET/PT. According to, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said that the new season "goes places the book never went."

Though fans of "Under the Dome" may find this disheartening, Tassler adds that the CBS series is "thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first [episode] of next season," she said, thereby confirming that King will remain heavily involved in the writing process of "Under the Dome" season 2.

Because the show must introduce new characters to continue the storyline, new cast members will be introduced after the air date, including: Junior's uncle, "who's been hiding out for reasons we find out," and a new teacher who will teach the drama's kids "how to arm and keep Chester's Mill running." The teacher will most likely be a rival for Dean Norris' character, Big Jim.

Speaking of Big Jim: a new teaser trailer hints that he and Sheriff Linda share an intimate kiss!"

Covers Under the Dome

Posted: December 25, 2013, 22:17
Here are some covers for the upcoming paperback editions of Under the Dome that's being released in February and March. The first two covers are from Simon & Schuster's page and the second from

Under the Simpsons

Posted: November 24, 2010, 00:50
In the last Simpsons episode Mr. Burns did a Under the Dome reference.

Thanks to Ari Bosi

Under the Dome paperback

Posted: July 21, 2010, 18:58
The US paperback edition of Under the Dome arrived today and even if the cover isn't as nice as the one used for the hardback it's really nice. The book has 1074 pages.

Under the Dome, contest and the fifth cover

Posted: July 19, 2010, 13:23
Here are more info about Hodder & Stoughton’s contest and the limited paperback ed. of Under the Dome:

The copy with the fifth cover was printed in a limited print run and will not be resupplied. who are selling the fifth cover are also offering the opportunity to purchase all 5 covers in one shrink wrap set. This comes with 5 postcards (based on the 5 covers) in an envelope. There are only 100 of these sets, so they are also considered a limited edition.

In terms of the competition, this is to win a signed, leather bound hardback edition of Under the Dome. This is a complete one off, and will not be reproduced for any other customer / retailer in the future. In other words, there is one (1) copy of this book!

The contest is open to anyone, anywhere (except Hodder & Stoughton employees and their families) so enter now!

You can enter the contest here.

Win Under the Dome

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:32
Here is a contest where you can win a copy of Under the Dome.

Thanks to Herbert West

Under the Dome x 5

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:28
Those of you that want all five Under the Dome paperbacks can get them here.

Thanks to Stan Timmons

A fifth cover for Under the Dome

Posted: July 17, 2010, 00:18
Remember the four different covers for the UK edition of Under the Dome that I wrote about here? Well, now a fifth has surface. This version was done exclusively for one of the big supermarket chains over in the UK and it might be pretty hard to find elsewhere.

Thanks to Nick Honeywell

New UK site for Under the Dome

Posted: July 15, 2010, 00:12
The UK paperback edition of Under the Dome is out and Hodder & Stughton has created a pretty cool site for it. Check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

4 covers for UK paperback edition of Under the Dome

Posted: March 24, 2010, 13:12

Hot on the heels of the news that the creative team at Hodder has won the Book Marketing Society’s Best Campaign Award for Stephen King’s latest hardcover, UNDER THE DOME (published in November, 2009), and nominated as finalist in the Revolution Awards 2010, Hodder is proud to announce plans to take the paperback to an even greater audience when it is published in July.

The strategy behind the summer publication is to generate the excitement usually expected from a major television or film launch, and the campaign is designed to reach a raft of new readers, challenging people’s perception of Stephen King and connecting with an audience usually outside the reading culture.

Hodder are unveiling a radical new package featuring four different covers, each reflecting in a filmic way characters from UNDER THE DOME. The marketing campaign supporting publication will seek to bring to life individuals featured on these covers. Media used will include national outdoor posters, on-line advertising and a dedicated website with stories and recordings from characters in the book. The plan is very much to reach a bigger audience than for any previous King paperback whilst involving the reader in a very personal and intimate way.

UNDER THE DOME is the most successful and biggest selling King hardcover this decade and Hodder expects that their innovative and energetic approach to the paperback will reap similar rewards.

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King on Colbert

Posted: December 18, 2009, 23:20
Here you can see King's appearance on The Colbert Report.

More Under the Dome

Posted: December 10, 2009, 22:37
Under the Dome has been out for a while but it’s not forgotten. I have finished the audio version of it and you can read my thoughts about it here . I also got to do an interview with its narrator Raúl Esparza and you can read that one here .

Also, if you haven’t already bought the book on audio, you can do that by following these links:

Audio CD

If you prefer to download it you can so that as well. Some of the places you can go to do that is itunes and

King interview

Posted: December 8, 2009, 00:25
Here is an interview with King from the Music Hall of Portsmouth event.

Thanks to George Beahm

No King on Colbert today

Posted: December 7, 2009, 23:03
This was posted on King's site today in regard to his appearance on The Colbert Report:

As mentioned, the scheduling is subject to change and we've been informed that Stephen's appearance will not be airing tonight but we don't yet have an alternate air date. As soon as we do, we will be sure to post it.

UK limited Under the Dome

Posted: November 30, 2009, 13:35
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Here are some photos of the UK collector's set of Under The Dome. And to quote from the slipcase "Limited edition book signed by the author with deluxe binding, slipcase. coloured endpapers and a set of 27 trading cards."

The prize is £100 and it is limited to 500 copies reference Hatchards in London.

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Thanks to John Ransome

King on The Hour

Posted: November 20, 2009, 11:42
Talk Stephen King links to this clip of King's visit to The Hour. Jump up to about the 22min marker if you want to go straight to King's part.

Win Under the Dome

Posted: November 18, 2009, 18:16
Over at you now have the chance to win a copy of the UK edition of Under the Dome. And this competition is open to people everywhere.

King in Sarasota

Posted: November 17, 2009, 18:01
Here are some pics and info from King's visit to Sarasota to promote Under the Dome. The event was a great 90min and covered a range of topics. Here is a summary:

1. He re-confirmed Wind through the Keyhole as another Dark Tower novel that he will be working on.

2. He re-confirmed that he and Straub will be doing another Talisman / Black House novel to make it a trilogy for Jack Sawyer.

3. One of the scariest scenes for him personally that he's had to write was the bathtub scene in The Shining.

4. He believes he's seen one ghost in his life. It was at a party that he went to when going to retrieve he and Tabitha's coats before leaving. He saw a man sitting in the bedroom where the coats were being kept out of the corner of his eye. There were so many coats that Steve thought the man might think he was stealing and was about to tell the man that wasn't true when he looked up there was no man actually in the room. He described the man as bald, wearing glasses, in a brown suit.

5. He was presented The Key to the City of Sarasota at the end of the evening by the Mayor.

Here are more links to articles about the event, including a blog of the interviewer Susan Rife.

Thanks to Gordon W. Olson and Bev Vincent

And the winners are…

Posted: November 16, 2009, 22:07
Under the Dome week is over here at Lilja’s Library and it’s time to select the winners in the contest that run during the week. But first here are the correct answers:

Read the complete text

King on The Hour

Posted: November 16, 2009, 12:58
This was posted on King's site today:

Stephen will be on the Canadian news magazine The Hour on Thursday November 19th to talk about Under the Dome. Acclaimed Director, David Cronenberg will also join the conversation. We will post this video to the multimedia section as soon as it becomes available.

Under the Dome Week, Day 4

Posted: November 11, 2009, 23:59
Day 4 of Under the Dome Week is here and today I have an interview with illustrator Matthew Diffee for you. Matthew is the one that has illustrated the cards with all the characters on them that's included in the collector's edition of Under the Dome and you can see what he had to say here.

Under the Dome Week, Day 3

Posted: November 11, 2009, 00:00
Today I have a very interesting interview for you. I have spoken to none other than the team behind the US cover of Under the Dome about how, what’s probably the best cover for a King book so far, was created. They showed me very cool versions of the cover (that I’m now sharing with you), including a sketch by King himself. Check it out here

Under the Dome released today!

Posted: November 10, 2009, 22:24
Under the Dome is released today and because of that King appeared on God Morning America today. You can see the clip here.

Simon & Schuster is, like me, hosting a contest where you can win copies of Under the Dome. To enter you need to live in the US though. You can find it here.

And if you are on Twitter, check out @ScribnerBooks and @SimonSchuster for their Dome Day giveaways. They plan to giveaway some of King’s backlist titles and other items throughout the day so check it out.

Under the Dome Week, Day 2

Posted: November 10, 2009, 00:00
Today we continue the Under the Dome Week here at Lilja’s Library with an interview with King’s publisher at Simon & Schuster, Susan Moldow. You can read what she had to say here

Under the Dome Week, Day 1

Posted: November 9, 2009, 00:00
King’s new book Under the Dome is released tomorrow but today I’m kicking of a week filled with Under the Dome stuff. If you check back during the week you’ll be able to read no less than three interviews with people involved with the book, two reviews and a contest where you can win either a US hardcover, a UK hardcover or a US audio edition of the book. I won’t reveal just yet what you’ll find on the site during the week but I can tell you that I’m kicking it off with the contest which you can enter by clicking the link to the right and my review of the book which you can find here.

But please remember to check back every day during Monday to Friday this week. Take my word for it; you don’t want to miss this.


Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:41
Here is an update about the Under the Dome signing dates:

Portland, OR is not on the list.

Nov. 10 NYC Sold out
Nov. 11 Dundalk, MD 400 wristbands given out on day of signing
Nov. 13 Atlanta, GA will need to check to see if there are any places left
Nov. 16 Sarasota, FL tickets still available
Nov. 18 St. Paul, MN sold out
Nov. 19 Toronto tickets still available
Dec. 1 Portsmouth, NH sold out
Dec. 2 Manchester Village, VT tickets still available

And here is an added TV appearance:

Thursday, November 19 (Toronto)
CBC's 'The Hour' with George Stoumboulopoulos

UK trailer for Dome

Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:10
Now also has a trailer for Under the Dome, you can check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Under the Dome Collector's Set

Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:02
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I have been getting a lot of mails from people who have gotten their copies of the collectors edition of Under the Dome.

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Thanks to Bill Standwill

King on The View

Posted: November 6, 2009, 00:13
Stephen King drops by "The View" next Friday to help Whoopi Goldberg celebrate her birthday. Read more here

Thanks to Louis Sytsma

More Under the Dome

Posted: November 4, 2009, 12:31
Now you can check out a longer video of King reading from Under the Dome. You can also check out the trailer, King talking about the book and an audio excerpt. You'll find all this here.

Scribner has also added more illustrations from the limited book. You can check out them here.

And here you can see them in even bigger format.

Thanks to Ari

King interview

Posted: November 3, 2009, 00:35
Here is an exclusive interview with King done by Barnes & Noble.

TV promotion for Under the Dome

Posted: November 3, 2009, 00:32
This listing of TV appearances to promote Under the Dome was posted on King's official board:

We do not have exact times or dates for all of the appearances, but here is the short list:

Tuesday, Nov. 10th:
-Good Morning America

Currently Scheduled for Friday, November 13th but subject to change:
- The View

Air date not set yet:
- The Colbert Report

If others are added, we will try to post them here.

King reads from Under the Dome

Posted: October 30, 2009, 21:04
Check out ta videoclip of King reading from Under the Dome here. In it you can also see illustrations of some of the characters in the book.

Promoting Under the Dome

Posted: October 28, 2009, 14:50
This list of promotional event was posted on King's site today:

Entertainment Weekly will be publishing an excerpt of Under the Dome in their print magazine currently scheduled to be on stands on October 30th. The excerpt is not expected to be available on-line.

On Thursday, October 29th, the Under the Dome book trailer will premiere exclusively on and EW's Shelf Life Blog for one day only.

On Friday, October 30th, and EW's Shelf Life Blog will launch a short video of Stephen reading the first few pages of Under the Dome. This is also a one-day exclusive.

Thanks to Ari

Exclusive interview

Posted: October 27, 2009, 11:17
Here is the exclusive interview with King about Under the Dome that was mentioned in a mail from King's official site about a week ago.

It's only supposed to be on the PopEater site today (Oct. 27th) but if you missed it it should be on King's official site from Oct. 28th.

It the video interview we also get a first look at the illustrations of the characters in the book that will be included in the limited edition. It's not easy to see details but it gives you a hint of how they will look.

UK cover

Posted: October 27, 2009, 01:10
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Here is the full wraparound cover for the UK edition of Under the Dome

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Message from Steve

Posted: October 22, 2009, 20:32
This was posted on King's official site after it was reported that the eBook of Under the Dome would cost $35.

Dear Constant Readers,

Please don’t believe the press reports that the e-book reader price for Under the Dome will be $35. This was the result of confusion from a press release from the publisher, what Big Jim Rennie would call a clustermug. It is true that you cannot order the book as an e-download until December 24th but the physical book, which is a beautiful thing, you can pre-order for less than $9—so who’s better than us?


Interactive book cover

Posted: October 21, 2009, 12:15
On October 21st at 3pm EST, a new feature will be added to the Under the Dome Widget. The widget will feature a link to an interactive book cover, allowing you to explore the book a little more in depth prior to its release.


The interactive cover is now online. Check it out here.

King speaks about The Dome

Posted: October 21, 2009, 12:14
On Tuesday, October 27th, the homepage and AOL’s PopEater entertainment site will feature an interview in which Stephen speaks about Under the Dome.

Click here to go to PopEater

This is a one-day exclusive but if you miss it on October 27th, the interview will also run on selected sites including beginning on the 28th.

Under the Dome in Italy

Posted: October 19, 2009, 16:38
Under the Dome was released on Friday in Italy (in Milan and Rome) under the title The Dome. It will be released all over Italy on October 20.

Thanks to Daniele Vailati.

UK limited?

Posted: October 15, 2009, 14:34
There have been talks about a limited edition of Under the Dome from Hodder & Stoughton for a while now but now things are finally starting to happen.

At Waterstone's they are now taking orders for an edition that costs £100 and my guess is that this is that limited that there has been talks about.

I'm looking for more info as we speaks but if you want to order your copy now you can do that here but please not that there hasn't been any confirmation yet that this IS the limited one.

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Under the UK...

Posted: October 14, 2009, 14:29
Hodder & Stoughton's Under the Dome site´is now live.

Short interview...

Posted: October 14, 2009, 14:29
Here is a short interview with King about Under the Dome.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

A hidden masterpiece…

Posted: October 13, 2009, 01:27
Under the Dome
336,114 words
Broken into 5,196 pieces
A hidden masterpiece

With less than a month left till the release of Under the Dome Hodder & Stoughton is kicking of a contest to celebrate the launch of the book. They are breaking the novel up into 5,196 pieces and then hiding the pieces for all of you to find.

The novel is going to be scattered across the internet and real world and it’s now up to you to find it, bring them back to their site (site is not yet live) and try to piece the novel together before it is out on general release on November 10th.

And if you hadn’t guessed it already there is one piece hidden here at Lilja’s Library as well. Happy Hunting!