NEWS -

New stuff coming?

Posted: November 28, 2008, 12:10
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Is seems Subterranean Press is having some interesting stuff on the say. Here is what they said in a newsletter:

From the Subterranean Press latest newsletter :
"New Book Announcements Coming Soon — Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Neal
Stephenson, and More!

November 25, 2008

Just a quick note that we now have contracts in hand for a number of huge
projects in hand, and in the coming weeks we’ll be announcing brand new titles
by Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Neal Stephenson, and quite possibly a
surprise or two that will shock everyone.

To stay abreast of everything, please sign up for our mailing list — on the
right hand side of this page. Some of these books are certain to disappear
quickly."

Later they added this:

"Hey all,

Can tell you this. It'll be the only hardcover of this particular book -- at
least so far -- limited to 2000 unsigned copies, priced $75, with a bunch of
full color interior plates.

More info will be posted to the SubPress site soon.

Thanks to Herbert West

Some new Dollar Babies

Posted: November 27, 2008, 21:45
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Here are some Dollar Baby news for you.

Luke Cheney adapted, produced, and directed the Dollar Baby version of In the Deathroom told me that principle photography finished on Nov. 16 in Denver and that they plan to put the complete film in festivals across US in early 2009. He also told me that they combined the character of Heinz with the character of Ramon and changed the name of Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Adams.

The actors are: Matt Jackson as Mr. Adams, Rafael Hernandez as Escobar, Laura Chavez as The Unnamed Woman and Aaron Vieyra as Ramon (see image).

I also got a mail from Mikhail Tank with an update on My Pretty Pony. He told me that the Dollar Baby is currently in Pre-production, that tentative Shooting dates set in March 2009 and that the completion of the project is scheduled for May 2009. It has Paul Marin staring as the grandfather.

King and Prison Break

Posted: November 26, 2008, 23:28
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It seems King, like me, enjoysPrison Break:


Stephen King has declared his love for American drama series Prison Break.

The author said he would "walk over my grandmother" not to miss the programme, currently in its fourth season.

"I love Prison Break madly, deeply, truly. Simple as that," he wrote on EntertainmentWeekly.com.

"What makes this so much damned fun are bright exteriors, crisp cutting, outrageous action sequences, and, most of all, the acting ensemble.

"I especially enjoy William Fichtner as Alex Mahone - Fichtner's probably the best character actor on TV. These guys play it straight, so the audience does the same.

"There's also a crazy existential subtext: No matter what these hapless escapees do or how fast they run, they always end up...booya!...back in prison."

King continued by saying he would like to see the fifth season filmed in Siberia.

Recent rumours have suggested that the four-year series may be coming to an end after a Fox insider predicted a major scheduling shuffle to bloster dwindling US ratings.

Thanks to Ari

Mortality

Posted: November 23, 2008, 02:04
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Seems King has a new novella done. This is what the moderator on the official board said about it:

Right now he's working on the edits for Under the Dome. He did finish a novella called Mortality but I don't think that's been sold for publication yet."

Thanks to Herbert West

Guide to Gilead

Posted: November 18, 2008, 12:01
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A new speciall issue about The Dark Tower is on the way. This one is released in February and called The Dark Tower: Guide to Gilead and you can read a description and see the cover below.

Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & ROBIN FURTH
Illustrated by DAVID YARDIN and JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Since the Golden Age of Eld — when Gilead was first named the capital of the fledgling Kingdom of All-World — the city has served as Mid-World's most influential urban center. In the latest DARK TOWER handbook, explore Gilead's seedy Lower Town and its affluent West End corridor! Learn about the religions of Buffalo Star and the Queen o' Green Days! Marvel at the legend of Lord Perth! Beware the threats posed by the Blue-Faced Barbarians and Kuvian Night Soldiers! The GUIDE TO GILEAD is the only way to navigate the past, present and future of this magnificent metropolis!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Little Sisters of Eluria Limited Edition

Posted: November 13, 2008, 23:52
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Donald M. Grant reports that they are now taking orders for the limited edition of The Little Sisters of Eluria. It's anticipated to begin shipping on December 15th and this volume includes the revised and expanded version of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and the companion Dark Tower story, The Little Sisters of Eluria. It is illustrated by Michael Whelan who also illustrated the first and last volumes of The Dark Tower series. For more information visit Donald M. Grant’s web site.

King/Russo event

Posted: November 13, 2008, 23:50
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Here is all the info you need about the King/Russo event.

Under the Dome out in 2009

Posted: November 13, 2008, 15:35
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It is now official that Scribner will be publishing Steve's new novel, Under the Dome, in the fall of 2009!

King talks about Sunset

Posted: November 13, 2008, 09:32
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Here is a video interview with King, done at Borders. In it he talks about Just After Sunset and Duma Key. He also mentions Under the Dome at the end.


Thanks to Larry Fire

Just After Sunset review

Posted: November 10, 2008, 23:33
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Tomorrow November 11th King's new book Just After Sunset is released. I have read it and here is my review of it.

Dolan poster

Posted: November 9, 2008, 22:51
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Shocktillyoudrop.com has some previews for Dolan's Cadillac. Read more here.

King and Russo

Posted: November 9, 2008, 22:45
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Here are three pictures from the King and Russo event.




The last one is from Cheryl and taken by Michele Corbett, thanks!

Limited Sunset?

Posted: November 8, 2008, 00:09
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There seams to be a limited edition of Just After Sunset released in the UK. This limited edition of only 500 copies numbered and presented in a slipcase will include a facsimile letter from Stephen King, and a DVD with a graphic animation film of N.. You can order your copy here (scroll down a bit and you’ll find it).

I’m trying to get more info about this one so stay tuned…
Thanks to John Hanic

King and Russo

Posted: November 8, 2008, 00:08
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There hasn’t been much to read about last nights event where King and Richard Russo did a reading at The Odyssey Bookshop. I did however found a blogg about it and you can read it here.

If anyone has pictures, please mail them to me.

Want a signed copy of Just After Sunset?

Posted: November 5, 2008, 22:36
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Good news! Since this contest has been such a huge success I’m (with help from Simon & Schuster Audio and King himself) throwing in one more prize for you to win and a small way for me to say thanks to all of you for your support for Lilja’s Library…

From all the right answers that I get during the entire contest I will draw one lucky winner that will get a signed (by King) copy of the audio edition of Just After Sunset. It means you’ll have nine chances (if you’ve answered all nine questions) to get your own signed copy of Just After Sunset.

You can enter the contest here.

Dolan, for the first time

Posted: November 4, 2008, 22:28
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For the first time, here are some photos from the movie version of Dolan’s Cadillac. The are from the set of the movie and this is the first time they are made public.

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Christian Slater and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Jimmy Dolan and Elizabeth

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Wes Bentley as Robinson

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Director Jeff Beesley

Limited One For The Road

Posted: November 4, 2008, 22:27
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PS Publishing is releasing a limited version of One For The Road and here is how you can get a copy:

Special five-year subscription incentive - ultra-limited edition of Stephen King’s “One For The Road”
And for those folks who would like to take out a five-year subscription, we have an extra-special deal:

twenty issues of the unsigned edition [five years]: £200 post-free (instead of £240 plus postage - not previously available)
twenty issues of the signed edition [five years]: £450 post-free (instead of £500 plus postage - not previously available)
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the discounts for the five-year subs just don’t seem as good as those for the two- and three-years subs. Well, we’ve got a little extra incentive for the five-year deal. But be warned: we’ve got only 200 of the unsigned edition and 100 of the signed edition. Here’s what it is.

We’ve negotiated the one-off rights to publish Stephen King’s wonderful story “One For The Road” (a favourite of mine) as a strictly-limited, extensively illustrated, full colour hardcover edition.

Steve won’t be signing any copies - he’s still nursing his wrist from The Colorado Kid (heck, he had to type the last couple of novels one-handed! - what a week that turned out to be!) - but the top state will be signed by the artist and it’ll be slipcased and, like the edition going out to subscribers to the unsigned Postscripts, strictly numbered. First come, first served… and when they’re gone, they’re gone. But hold on there, hoss… the order box is not yet up on the website - but it will be in the next week or so. This is just by way of a heads-up. And no, we don’t have details of the artist at this stage - we’re still discussing the possibilities with Steve. As soon as we know, you’ll know.

The books will be ready during the first half of 2009 and you can read more here.

King recommend books

Posted: November 4, 2008, 22:26
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King at Barnes & Noble:

Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookseller, today announced that the Barnes & Noble Review (www.bn.com/review), an online literary destination for readers, featuring industry-heralded book reviews, columns, features, and interviews from a wide range of established critics, reviewers, and authors, is celebrating its first anniversary.

Regular weekly features on the Review continue to offer readers book news that's both entertaining and enlightening. In November, Stephen King will bring his three favorite reads to Guest Books, where he will join Jamie Lee Curtis, George Pelecanos, and Sandra Tsing Loh in our growing group of notables.

Read more here

Hodder's contest is over

Posted: November 4, 2008, 22:25
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The winner in Hodder & Stoughton’s trailer contest has been selected and the winner is Red Clark. You can see the trailer here.

Hear King read Harvey's Dream

Posted: October 31, 2008, 16:33
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Here is an excerpt from Just After Sunset. The clip is from Harvey's Dream and read by King.

Check back on Monday Nov. 3rd when I'll have a contest you don't want to miss.

The HD Candidates

Posted: October 26, 2008, 23:32
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King talks about the upcoming US election in an article called The HD Candidatesin the October 30thssue of EW. Not sure if it counts as a column though...

Thanks to willowlove

Stand #3 preview

Posted: October 23, 2008, 21:55
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Here is a preview of three pages from issue #3 of The Stand.

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Stephen King’s God Trip

Posted: October 23, 2008, 11:45
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Here is an interview with King about The Stand in which he also mentions the upcoming Under the Dome. You can also listen to the interview at the same url.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Two new covers

Posted: October 22, 2008, 00:02
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Here are the regular cover for issue #5 of Treachery and Captain Trips.

Treachery cover

Posted: October 17, 2008, 21:43
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Here is a photo of the special midnight editon of the first issue of Treachery. This version was only sold in the stores that participated in the midnight special release of the series and not sold elsewhere.

The cover folds out and reveal the rose you can see below.


Straub on Talisman 3

Posted: October 16, 2008, 15:15
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Peter Straub mentioned The Talisman in a recent interview:

Are you ever going to do a third Talisman book with Stephen King?

I believe so. Steve and I agreed years back that we would do a third one, and that would be it, because Black House virtually sets up, and all but promises a follow-up. And then we would have a three-volume fantasy novel. That's perfect. That's probably what it wanted to be from the beginning.

Read the entire interview here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Just After Sunset

Posted: October 14, 2008, 22:52
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Just After Sunset is soon out and here is a photo of the finished book.

Stage adaptations

Posted: October 14, 2008, 22:36
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Here are some images and info about something called The Master of Horror. The Master of Horror is stage plays based on King's stories The Last Waltz (a liberal adaptations of the final chapter of Danse Macabre), Nona, Quitters, Inc., Paranoid and In the Deathroom.

They will be performed on October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, November 1, 2008 on Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm. You can find more info and photos here. And here is a review of it.



Thanks to Herbert West

The next comic is...

Posted: October 14, 2008, 00:23
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It looks like The Talisman is the next King book to become a comic...

Del Rey, an imprint of Random House US’ Ballantine Books, has acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights to The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. A monthly comic, with “at least 24 issues”, is planned for late summer/early fall 2009.

“Illustrating The Talisman in the depth that it deserves will involve at least 24 issues of comics, probably more,” said Del Rey editor in chief, Betsy Mitchell, who acquired the project from agent Ralph Vicinanza. “It’s a tremendously visual story, filled with images that burn in memory long after the book has been closed.”

Thanks to Larry Fire

Another Dollar Baby

Posted: October 13, 2008, 14:32
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After two years of trying, CU-Boulder film student Luke Cheney got permission from Stephen King himself to make a student film of King's short story "In the Death Room." It involves a New York Times reporter being interrogated by Spanish intelligence officers. Cheney's shooting it Nov. 15 and 16 in Boulder and a Denver studio.

Thanks to Rocky Wook

The Talisman still alive...

Posted: October 13, 2008, 14:32
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IGN has talked to Frank Marshall and also checked with him about the movie version of The Talisman. Here is what he said:

IGN: And I have to ask this because I'm a huge fan of the book. Any word on that long-in-development adaptation of Stephen King's The Talisman?

MARSHALL: Yes, there is! It's back to being a movie. It's kind of on the backburner since we're waiting to see how everything shakes out with the DreamWorks, Paramount, Amblin thing.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Desktop calendar for 2009

Posted: October 10, 2008, 10:38
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The new Stephen King Desktop calendar for 2009 is now out. You can see how it looks on the photo to the right.

Mike Perkins interview

Posted: October 7, 2008, 15:46
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Here is an interview I have done with Mike Perkins, illustrator of Captain Trips.

Al Crepuscolo

Posted: October 2, 2008, 23:39
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I just heard that the Italian version of Just After Sunset will be called Al Crepuscolo and released on October 21st. If that is correct it would be the first edition released. It's quite rare that there is an edition released ahead of the US ed. and I'll make sure to check this out some more...

Thanks to Matteo Zampini

The Long Road Home in hardback

Posted: October 2, 2008, 23:29
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Here are the three different versions of the hardcover of The Long Road Home:


Regular


Amazon variant


Barnes & Noble variant

King on third place

Posted: October 2, 2008, 00:01
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King, who earned $45 million over the course of the year, has placed himself on third place on the list of authors earning the most between June 1, 2007, and June 1, 2008.

Read more here.

Thanks to Larry Fire