NEWS - FULL DARK, NO STARS
With A Good Marriage being released this October I wanted to repost this teaser done as promotion by Hodder & Stoughton when the book Full Dark, No Stars that contains A Good Marriage was released back in 2010. Here the husband is played by Swedish actor Tomas Norström.
Full Dark, No Stars won Best Collection at yesterday's British Fantasy Awards at FantasyCon.
Thanks to Ari
Here is the UK cover for the paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars. Very nice if you ask me.
Here are my thoughts about the short story B>Under the Weather that's included in the paperback edition of Fll Dark, No StarsPosted: May 18, 2011, 08:35:16
This is something you need to check out. Cemetery Dance has put the history of how the cover to their edition of Full Dark, No Stars was created on their site along with pictures of many early cover versions. I once did a smaller version of this about the cover for Under the Dome (see that here) and CD's report is very interesting and definitely something you don't want to miss! Check it out here.Posted: May 9, 2011, 17:43:20
Today I got a copy of the paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars with Under the Weather. The new story is last and is 16 pages long (page 371-386). Look for a review soon...Posted: May 3, 2011, 13:26:46
Under the Weather is approximately 6,000 words, 23 manuscript pages and 16 pages in the final paperback.Posted: April 28, 2011, 13:36:47
If you look close on the paperback cover for Full Dark, No Stars you will notice this "Includes the new story Under the Weather". I contacted the UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton and they confirmed that this story will be in the UK paperback edition as well and that it is a new short story and not just an excerpt from the upcoming 11/22/63.
Thanks to DanishGuyPosted: February 15, 2011, 13:17:18
Here is the cover for the US paperback ed. of Full Dark, No Stars (might be some changes done) that's being released on July 26. The UK paperback will be released on July 7 and will probably have the same cover as the hardback.
Full Dark, No Stars will be released as a mass market paperback on July 19, 2011.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here is the clip of King answering questions from the Ustream.
Thanks to Al and Katherine.Posted: December 10, 2010, 00:28:07
Here is a great summary of King's chat yesterday.Posted: December 9, 2010, 15:13:23
While we can't get to the chat from yesterday, here are some of the things King said:
- He said that he applied to the Bangor Police but they wouldn't take him because he had a couple of minor busts.
- He said he's written a screenplay for A Good Marriage and hopes it's made into a film.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.
For those of you who missed King’s live chat yesterday, here is a recording of it. For now though it looks like it’s been made private…don’t know why that is but hopefully it will change soon.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.
It was just posted on King's official site that he will be participating in a live UStream chat on December 8th at 7:00pm Est.
A Conversation with Stephen King
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Join bestselling author Stephen King in a live chat about his new book, FULL DARK, NO STARS. Tune in Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 - 7pm EST/4pm PST. RSVP to the event and join it live here: http://www.ustream.tv/simonandschuster.
If you have a question you would like Stephen King to answer during the chat, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Its contest time again here at Lilja’s Library. This time it’s 5 copies of the US edition of Full Dark, No Stars that’s up for grabs. However, the contest will be a bit different this time…
For the next 5 days (Monday Nov. 28 – December 3rd) I will post a link here at the top of the site. The link will be named Contest Monday (the name of the day will change for each day) and when you see this link, all you need to do is click on it and send me that email that opens. You can add a comment if you like but that is not a must. Sounds too easy? Well, it is. There are two more things:
1) The link may appear any time between midnight and midnight the day after and will only be on the site for a short time, somewhere between 2 and 4 hours.
2) You will have to be the 10th person that sends me an email that day. I will count them in the order I receive them. The 10th mailer each day will be the winner.
Sounds like fun? Well, I hope so. And keep an eye here; the first link will appear within 24 hours and remember that you can keep an eye on the site with you phone as well…
Contest Monday (contest for Monday is over. Winner is Will Efson).
Contest Tuseday (contest for Tuseday is over. Winner is Fran Anderson).
Contest Wednesday (contest for Wednesday is over. Winner is Wendy Lang).
Contest Thursday (contest for Thursday is over. Winner is Vicky Sing).
Contest Friday (contest for Friday is over. Winner is Laurence Willson).
That ends this contest. Thanks to everyone that juined in.
Tomorrow is the release day for Full Dark, No Stars but already people are reporting finding it in book stores. The last trailer, the one for my personal favorite in the collection A Good Marriage has been released (the male lead is actually played by the Swedish actor Tomas Norström) and here you can read my review of the book.Posted: November 8, 2010, 22:59:14
Here are the correct answers and the winners in the Full Dark, No Stars contest:
Monday’s question: Name one of the illustrators for the limited edition of Full Dark, No Stars.
Monday’s answer: Tomislav Tikulin, Glenn Chadbourne, Jill Bauman, Alan M. Clark and Vincent Chongv.
Tuesday’s question: Name one of the stories in Full Dark, No Stars.
Tuesday’s answer: 1922, Big Driver, Fair Extension or A Good Marriage.
Wednesday’s question: Is King narrating Full Dark, No Stars?
Wednesday’s answer: No.
Thursday’s question: A cover for the UK edition surfaced before the correct one did. What is the difference between that one and the finished?
Thursday’s answer: It was upside-down.
Friday’s question: Name of the narrators of Full Dark, No Stars.
Friday’s answer: Jessica Hecht and Craig Wasson.
The five winners of an UK hardcover is Stefano Gatti, Per Andersson, Danijel Bogdanovic, Hans von Wirth and Espen Aukan.
The five winners of an US audio edition is Frank Hart, John Criss, Alexandra Jouns, Glenn Tseu and Fran Carrsson.
The US audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars landed in my mailbox today and here is what it looks like.
The UK edition of Full Dark, No Stars is ready for it's release on November 9th. This is what it'll look like.
An audio excerpt from the story Fair Extension from Full Dark, No Stars was released today. Listen to it here.Posted: October 25, 2010, 10:22:59
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.Posted: October 22, 2010, 08:46:14
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 AriPosted: October 20, 2010, 22:56:36
Here are two illustrations from the limited Full Dark, No Stars. You can check out more over at Cemetery Dance.
An audio excerpt from the story Big Driver from Full Dark, No Stars was released today. Listen to it here.Posted: October 19, 2010, 17:00:00
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.
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
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
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
Simon & Schuster has launched their official Full Dark, No Stars site. At the site you can download a screensaver, read an excerpt and more. Check it out here.Posted: October 8, 2010, 13:25:06
A new excerpt (from 1922) from Full Dark, No Stars has now been released. Check it out here.Posted: October 7, 2010, 19:40:11Posted: September 7, 2010, 23:14:42
Today I got a UK galley for Full Dark, No Stars and let me tell all you collectors out there, this one will be hard to come by. My copy if #45 of only 77.
Posted: August 20, 2010, 20:38:22
Scribner has released an excerpt from A Good Marriage, one of the stories in Full Dark, No Stars. You can read it here.
Thanks to Ari.
Simon & Schuster has announced the narrators for the audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars. They are Craig Wasson (who was the narrator of Blockade Billy) and Jessica Hecht.
Recording will begin next week and the CD and download version will be on sale simultaneously with the print edition in November.
The German edition of Full Dark, No Stars will be called Zwischen Nacht und Dunkel (in english that means Between night and dark) and it will be pubished November 15th. Here is the cover.
Thanks to Hans Wilhelm von Wirth
Here are some facts about the US galley of Full Dark, No Stars:
It has 368 numbered pages and they are divided like this:
1922 is on 132 pages
Big Driver is on 114 pages
Fair Extension is on 34 pages
A Good Marriage is on 84 pages
Afterword is on 4 pages
Proofs of Full Dark, No Stars has been sent out by Scribner.Posted: July 9, 2010, 01:16:31
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. A quartet of original, never-before-published stories, with King narrating an introduction to each tale. (Simon & Schuster Audio, Nov.)
Thanks to willowlovePosted: July 7, 2010, 14:43:29
Here is the finished verison of the UK cover for Full Dark, No Stars.Posted: June 22, 2010, 17:30:21
Hodder & Stoughton informed me today that the cover for Full Dark, No Stars that Play.com is using isn't the finished one. More info to come...Posted: June 20, 2010, 13:39:51
Play.com has now posted the UK cover for Full Dark, No Stars and it's quite different from the US cover.
Thanks to Jason.
The moderator of King's board sheed some light over the lengt of the stories in Full Dark, No Stars. Here is a list of the number of manuscript pages each story has. Remember though that this is manuscript pages and the page length in the finished book will not be the same but the relative size will remain the same.
1922: 96 manuscript pages
A Good Marriage: 63 manuscript pages
Big Driver: 82 manuscript pages
Fair Extension: 25 manuscript pages
And there will be an Afterword in the book.
Here is the description of Full Dark, No Stars from Amazon.co.uk:
'I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...' writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
In 'Big Driver', a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger is along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself.
'Fair Extension', the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends 'A Good Marriage'.
Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: May 7, 2010, 18:25:02
Today when I searched Simon & Schuster’s site I found it. Earlier than expected but here is the cover for Full Dark, No stars.Posted: April 3, 2010, 15:18:38
Straight from www.StephenKing.com here are the story titles and plot synopses for the stories in Full Dark, No Stars:
The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.
Mystery writer, Tess, has been supplementing her writing income for years by doing speaking engagements with no problems. But following a last-minute invitation to a book club 60 miles away, she takes a shortcut home with dire consequences.
Harry Streeter, who is suffering from cancer, decides to make a deal with the devil but, as always, there is a price to pay.
A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.
Here is Hodder & Stoughton's press release for Full Dark, No Stars
STEPHEN KING HAS MAJOR DARKNESS IN MIND FOR 2010 UNDER THE DOME, published in November 2009, reached more readers then any other King hardback novel published in the UK in the last decade.
Its publication, with a winning marketing campaign, demands a worthy successor for 2010, and Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition from US agent, Chuck Verrill, of FULL DARK, NO STARS.
The November publication month that has proved so successful for UNDER THE DOME and JUST AFTER SUNSET will again provide a perfect position to launch this volume of four all-new novellas for Christmas 2010.
These darkly thrilling stories are all linked by the theme of retribution, and are a showcase for the power of King’s inimitable imagination – satisfying established readers whilst enticing new ones. Visceral, immediate and featuring just a few characters, this is the other side of King’s writing; contrasting intimate portraits after the huge canvas that was UNDER THE DOME.
For further information about FULL DARK, NO STARS please contact Kerry Hood on 020 7873 6l73. And for more information about Stephen King visit www.hodder.co.uk and www.stephenking.co.uk
Here are some new info from King's board about Full Dark, No Stars:
Steve has told me it's okay to say that one of the novellas is about Hemingford Home.
Today it was announced that King's next book will be a collection of 4 previously unpublished novellas. The title is Full Dark, No Stars. Here is what's posted on King's board:
I have been given permission to announce that Steve's next book titled FULL DARK, NO STARS, is a collection of 4 previously unpublished novellas and is expected to be released in November (possibly 9th, but that is subject to change). We will announce more details as they become available.
Thanks to Brian Freeman