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The Dark Tower on TV next season?

Posted: October 27, 2010, 15:46
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Today I found an article called NBC - Full drama development slate for next season - almost all Fantasy/Sci-Fi and in it I found this interesting section:

DARK TOWER, THE: Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse—left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined—khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.

Halloween Message from King

Posted: October 25, 2010, 23:45
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Here is a Halloween Message from King posted on the official site:

"Science Fiction & Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman put a great idea up on Twitter a few days ago: 'This year make Halloween All Hallow's Read.' Neil suggests giving someone you love a scary book on the 31st. I think it's a great idea. It can be one of mine but it doesn't have to be. Have a great Halloween!"

--Steve

2nd trailer for Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 25, 2010, 10:22
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Here is the second trailer from Hodder & Stoughton for King's new book Full Dark, No Stars. This one is for the story big Driver.

My review of The Walking Dead

Posted: October 22, 2010, 21:18
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I have seen the first two episodes of The Walking Dead and here is my review of this upcoming classicer.

Don't miss The Walking Dead

Posted: October 22, 2010, 08:52
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This is only semi-King but I just have to tell you. On October 31st the TV station AMC premiers the new TV series The Walking Dead by Frank Darabont (hence the King connection) and I have had the fortune to see the first two episodes and please listen to me when I tell you that you don't want to miss this show. This will be a classic!

More about limited Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 22, 2010, 08:46
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More info about the limited Full Dark, No Stars from Cemetert Dance:

"Full Dark, No Stars has sixteen pieces: 12 B&W printed in the book and 4 color glossy pieces that are hand-tipped."

Thanks to Ari

Limited Full Dark, No Stars from CD

Posted: October 19, 2010, 17:00
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Cemetery Dance just announced a limited version of Full Dark, No Stars that they are releasing later this year.

Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce our Deluxe Special Edition of Stephen King's chilling new collection of novellas. The tales in Full Dark, No Stars are bleak, featuring some of the darkest moments of any King work in recent memory, and we've brought together a team of five acclaimed artists to create nearly twenty exclusive illustrations including B&W pieces and glossy color tip-ins.

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This fine collectible volume will be available in three editions printed in two colors on a high-quality paper, and the oversized Collector's Gift Edition will be issued with the smallest print run of any Stephen King Gift Edition since we published From a Buick 8 in 2002. As many collectors know, that was one of the rare Gift Editions to sell out before publication and to go up in value significantly over the years.

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Secretly rolling at the printer since September and on schedule to ship at the end of the year, the Cemetery Dance Deluxe Special Edition of Full Dark, No Stars will be the perfect addition to any Stephen King collection. We don't expect any of our editions to last very long given the low print runs, so don't wait to place your order or you might miss out!

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Full-color front and back cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin Color and B&W artwork for "1922" by Glenn Chadbourne Color and B&W artwork for "Big Driver" by Jill Bauman Color and B&W artwork for "Fair Extension" by Alan M. Clark Color and B&W artwork for "A Good Marriage" by Vincent Chong

Ask Robin

Posted: October 19, 2010, 09:27
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I got a mail from Shawn over at and he told me that he is seeing Robin Furth next week for a video interview.

And because of this he wants to give you, King and Dark Tower fans the chance to get your questions answered. And to do that, just send an email with your question to shawn@signedpage.com.

Audio excerpts from Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 18, 2010, 23:42
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Here are the dates when excerpts from Full Dark, No Stars will be released on audio:

Big Driver - 10/19
Fair Extension - 10/26
A Good marriage - 11/2

Upcoming trailers for Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 18, 2010, 23:41
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Here are the dates for the upcoming UK trailers for Full Dark, No Stars:

Big Driver - Available 10/25
Fair Externsion - Available 10/25
A Good Marriage - Available 11/8

Trailer 1 of 4 for Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 16, 2010, 15:00
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The first trailer for Full Dark, No Stars (from King's English publisher; Hodder & stoughton) has now been released. Check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

My review of The Boogeyman

Posted: October 16, 2010, 00:35
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Here is my review of the Dollar Baby The Boogeyman. If you get a chace you can check it out at The Horrorthon Film Festival in Dublin, Irland on October 25th.

N. out in hardcover

Posted: October 16, 2010, 00:23
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Stephen King's N. is now out in hardback. Amazon is shipping as we speak and you can order your copy here.

Thanks to Ari

King will sign Full Dark, No Stars on December 2nd

Posted: October 8, 2010, 23:32
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From www.StephenKing.com:

Stephen has changed his mind and agreed to do a book signing for Full Dark, No Stars on Thursday, December 2nd at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. This is the only book signing scheduled at this time for the release of this book, but we will let you know if he does decide to add more. For full details see the link below.

And the link.

The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2011

Posted: October 8, 2010, 23:28
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The 2011 edition of The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar is now out and here is a picture of it. If anyone has a copy to spare, please let me know.

Thanks to John Hanic

Haven renewed for a second season

Posted: October 7, 2010, 23:07
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Good news for all fans of Haven. Syfy has renewed it for a second season. The second season will have 13 episodes and start in the summer of 2011. Read more about it here.

Thanks to Al Mattice

Promotion for Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: October 7, 2010, 19:40
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Promotion for Full Dark, No Stars is now starting. Simon & Schuset Audio has released this excerpt and a short commercial for the book has also been released. You can see it here

American Vampire offer

Posted: October 6, 2010, 08:32
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Here is an offer you can't refuse if you're getting American Vampire:

The Stephen King Catalog and Overlook Connection Bookstore are giving away a FREE American Vampire Poster with each book order of AMERICAN VAMPIRE! This is a promotional only poster from DC / Vertigo! It is a movie sized poster to put up in your own Stephen King library! All you have to do is put "Lilja Facebook" in the memo field when ordering the book from The Overlook Connection!

You can see all of Stephen King and Scott Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE Books and Comics at the Overlook here.

What scares King

Posted: October 6, 2010, 08:29
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Check out King talking about the first movie that scared him...

Thanks to Larry Fire

An interview with yours truly

Posted: October 5, 2010, 00:06
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I did a short interview for Cemetery Dance's newsletter some time ago. Today it was published. If you don't get the newsletter you can also check it out here.

A comic book idea called Afterlife

Posted: September 29, 2010, 13:42
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According to the USA Today review of American Vampire, King is toying with another comic book idea called Afterlife. "It's something I'd like to try," he says. "But then on the other hand, I'd also like to learn how to be a gourmet cook, so who knows?"

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Dollar Baby Festival

Posted: September 27, 2010, 23:16
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On October 2nd & 3rd there will be a new Dollar Baby Festival. This time it's in Los Angeles. You can read more about it here.

Reviews of Haven

Posted: September 24, 2010, 00:58
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Tomorrow the season finale of Haven airs and I have been catching up with some episodes. You can check out reviews of episode 6 (Fur), 7 (Sketchy) and 8 (Ain’t No Sunshine).

Reviews of the remaining episodes are on the way...

King on CNN

Posted: September 23, 2010, 21:12
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Here you can see the interview with King he did for CNN about eBooks.

Thanks to Ari Bosi and Robert Scott

Don't miss interview with King!

Posted: September 23, 2010, 08:47
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The interview Alina Cho recently did with King about ebooks will air on CNN on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:20 AM and 8:24 AM Eastern. This may vary with your local provider.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King cleans up on Sons of Anarchy

Posted: September 21, 2010, 11:18
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Tonight King cleans up on Sons of Anarchy

Yes, that guy who appears out of nowhere on Tuesday night's episode of "Sons of Anarchy" is none other than author and Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King.

King wound up in the episode, after he wrote in his EW column that he likes "Sons of Anarchy" because "it's one of those shows that seems to have gotten better as it goes along" and creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter got in touch with him.

Sutter thanked King and offered him a part on the show.

"Ordinarily, I'd say no," King told FX in this interview for FXNetworks.com. "But he said he'd put me on a Harley, so here I am."

King, who has been riding his Harley since he was 22, plays a "cleaner" named Bachman in the episode.

You can watch the interview here:



Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Little Sisters of Eluria to be next

Posted: September 21, 2010, 08:45
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The Little Sisters of Eluria will be the next story ARC for Marvel.

Click for a larger imageMarvel is pleased to announce the next series in the New York Times best-selling line of Dark Tower adaptations with Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria! Join renowned scribes Robin Furth and Peter David as they welcome acclaimed artist Luke Ross into the ka-tet of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life! After being terribly wounded from a vicious battle with a band of slow mutants, Roland Deschain is taken in by a group of hideous creatures known as the Little Sisters of Eluria and must battle for his life in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria! Now’s your chance to jump onboard the acclaimed Dark Tower series with this new blockbuster series!

Roland’s journey has been long and treacherous and now there is nothing he can do to fend off the Little Sisters and whatever they have in store for him. Will the Gunslinger live to see the light of day? Find out in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria #1!

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #1
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by LUKE ROSS
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE THIS DECEMBER!
©2010 Stephen King. All rights reserved

Carrie back on Broadway?

Posted: September 20, 2010, 09:03
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CARRIE's On the Way Back to Broadway

PC: Tell me about Michael bringing CARRIE back to Broadway.
LG: Well, Pat, you'll be happy to know that Michael is in the process of bringing CARRIE back to life in a kind of new incarnation.

PC: Oh, I know and I love the improvements. Actually, earlier today, I interviewed Preston Sadleir who was in the workshop. It's fate for you to give me this scoop! I love, love, love the new version. Is it coming back to Broadway?
LG: I believe they are going to try, yes. I believe they are going to do it with Bernie Telsey. They are heading in for, I think, another reading and then I think they are then going to go into production.

PC: They've done amazing work. It's one of the great lost scores.
LG: And I know that they've spent a lot of time rewriting. Dean [Pitchford, the lyricist] has been in a lot over the summer. They've rewritten the entire second act. They've put a lot of work into it!

PC: And it shows!
LG: And they've marked that time out, they expect to be in and stay in New York for the workshops. It's gonna be a go!

PC: No way! CARRIE is coming back to Broadway!
LG: I've got my fingers crossed, I'm sure it's going to be wonderful.

PC: All the Broadway fans cannot wait for this.
LG: They won't have to wait much longer!

Thanks to Bev Vincent

My review of American Vampire

Posted: September 20, 2010, 00:27
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Finally my review of the fifth issue of American Vampire is online. You can check it out here.

You can also pre-order (released October 5th) the first five issues in a hardcover edition here.

King is Bachman

Posted: September 20, 2010, 00:10
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Kurt Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy said that the character Stephen King plays is named Bachman.

Thanks to Ari.

More casting news for Children of the Corn

Posted: September 18, 2010, 00:36
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More casting news for the upcoming Children of the Corn: The Dweller has been released by Dread Central:

Following up on yesterday's news about Hostel honey Barbara Nedeljakova joining the cast of Joel Soisson's Children of the Corn: The Dweller, some more names have been added to the growing list of folks who will be walking behind the rows.

According to our brothers at Movie Hole, Billy Drago (The Untouchables, The Hills Have Eyes), Kelen Coleman (Fired Up!) and Tim Rock (FlashForward) have all signed on for active horror duty! Coleman and Rock play the couple who fall under the thrall of Drago and Nedejakova's characters - and their 'Corn' kid.

Synopsis
Tim and Allie are heading out of LA and into the very warm California desert environs to see Tim's father. The car overheats, and they are forced to stay overnight at the home of a questionable couple and their young child...

Last chance for a signed book

Posted: September 16, 2010, 22:28
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Hi everyone. I just wanted to remind you... Today is the last day where you have a chance to get a signed first edition of my new book with your order at VeryFineBooks.com. Check it out now.

King trailer for Anarchy

Posted: September 16, 2010, 16:08
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Here is a trailer for King's episode of Sons of Anarchy and if you look closely you'll see King...

Another Children of the Corn...

Posted: September 15, 2010, 23:01
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Some people never give up. According to this news from Bloody Disgusting a new Children of the Corn movie starts shooting this month.

Moviehole.net reports that the beautiful Barbara Nedeljakova, best known for her role as the sadistic seductress Natalya in Hostel (and briefly Hostel: Part II), will star in Children of the Corn: The Dweller, the latest in the franchise first reported on here. The latest in the perpetual Corn series is written and directed by the talented Joel Soisson (Pulse). Shooting this month, "Dweller" fixes on a family whose car overheats, rendering them stuck in the middle of nowhere. They come across a couple - with a weird kid - who take them in. Nedeljakova has also appeared in the films Doom and Shanghai Knights.

Thanks to Al Mattice

The winners are drawn...

Posted: September 15, 2010, 16:28
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OK, the winners in the latest contest (the one where signed bookplates where the prize) has ended and here are the winners:

Twitter winner is: TheNeeko
Facebook winner is: Paul Thomas
Contest winner is: Dustin Whitney
And the one drawn from all entries are: David Humphrey

TheNeeko and Paul Thomas needs to send me their addresses.