Stephen King: The Non-Fiction
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction
In fact the Authors review over 560 published works of non-fiction (more than a dozen are revealed here for the first time) and a further nine unpublished non-fiction pieces. Full details of these unpublished pieces are revealed for the first time.
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction fills all the gaps, providing significant detail on each of the most significant of these Non-Fiction Works; and a review of every other piece!
Authors Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks spent five years compiling this outstanding reference work, with the assistance of many of the leading King researchers, collectors and 'super-collectors'; and access to Restricted Non-Fiction Works in King's papers at the University of Maine, Orono.
Covering all King's published and known unpublished works from 1959 to mid-2006, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction reveals for the first time dozens of pieces of non-fiction and their appearances that were previously unknown to King researchers.
If you've ever wanted to know more about King's amazing and often controversial non-fiction, this is the reference work you must have. This is the ultimate volume to accompany Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished -- and this is the perfect companion in your collection for The Stephen King Universe and The Road to the Dark Tower.
Among new pieces reviewed in the book are:
o A 1967 column supporting the US troops in Vietnam
o Previously unknown pieces from The Maine Campus, such as a review of the Spring 1969 issue of Ubris (in which King published the first version of Night Surf, the precursor to The Stand); an amazing movie review; and letters to the editor (many highly amusing)
o Nine unpublished pieces of non-fiction reviewed in detail, including pieces held in the Restricted Boxes of King's papers at the University of Maine - for the first time anywhere the authors describe these works in detail
o A large number of previously unknown letters to the editor
o Introductions to the work of other authors; and book reviews published in unusual venues
o Comprehensive reviews of King's non-fiction in the Bangor Daily News and other Maine newspapers, some of it controversial
o King's early baseball writing, most published in Maine newspapers
o Working from the original sources Wood and Brooks also identified and corrected numerous errors in the previous reporting of material - incorrect titles, dates, pagination and even publication information
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction is going to be a must-have for every Stephen King collector!
"For Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks
hunted down 500-plus published articles and a handful of manuscripts, from sports
writing and a high school newspaper piece on band uniforms to book introductions
and controversial Bangor Daily News columns, and compiled them into an impressively
weighty tome that any King completist would be thrilled to have on the shelf."
"Wood and Brooks are to be commended for undertaking this research effort
on behalf of King aficionados. It will, no doubt, prove an invaluable research
tool for some, and a pleasurable read for others."
"Stephen King fans, rejoice! Cemetery Dance Publications has just issued a gorgeous collector's item written by top-notch Stephen King experts Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks. This is the ultimate must-have volume for SK collectors... a great big bag of delicious treats that is impossible to put down once opened. I want everyone to keep in mind that this is a special edition, a signed and slipcased beauty that is limited to 2,000 copies. It is a true collector's item that will only increase in value over time, so click on the cover graphic and grab a copy of this grand rock-yer-socks-off volume of Stephen King non-fiction—with fabulous cover art by Alan M Clark—before they're snapped up. Better hurry!"
"The scope of The Non-Fiction is simply epic... If you are serious about your King library it's a most have book..."
Table of Contents
Argument: A Guide to King's Non-Fiction. Introducing the Reader to the book and King's rich tapestry, including his strong sense of opinion, sense of humour, style and risks he often takes in the Non-Fiction mode.
King's Major Non-Fiction
King's Unpublished Non-Fiction
• The history of and interesting information about each
Bibliography: A full list of all King's Non-Fiction, with detailed citations
Rocky Wood is the co-author of three major King works: The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (2003, 2004), Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished (2006, for which he received a Stoker nomination) and The Stephen King Collector's Guide. He has spoken at numerous conventions on King, including the SKEMER Con in Colorado (2003), Continuum 3 & 4 (2005, 2006) and the 2nd Annual Stephen King Dollar Baby Festival in Bangor, Maine (2005). He has published non-fiction articles about King in the US, UK and Australia, is an Active Member of the HWA and is recognised as one of the world's leading King experts.
Justin Brooks holds a B.S. Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science. He has been collecting and researching King for the last decade and has interests in several specific areas of study.
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