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Stephen King

Stephen King, full name Stephen Edwin King (21 Sep 1947-): Member of Horror Writers of America The most successful writer of the 20th Century, not through originality but through skillful atmosphere which masterfully shifts from realism to supernaturalism, through synthesis of existing Fantasy and Horror tropes, and through keen understanding of character and audience psychology. Envied by many other writers for his prodigious output and astronomical earnings, he nonetheless widened the market for Horror and Dark Fantasy as commercial genres. See also pseudonym Richard Bachman, under which he published: * Rage [1977] * The Long Walk [1979] * Roadwork [1981] * The Running Man [1982] filmed 1985 * Thinner [1984] Stephen King [on his main publisher's site] Stephen King Stephen Edwin King, born Portland ME 21 Sep 1947, son of Donald King and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, married Tabitha Jane Spruce 2 Jan 1971, children: Naomi, Joe Hill, Owen; novels include: * Carrie, 1974; filmed as "Carrie" (1976) film hotlink to be done} * Salem's Lot, 1975; filmed as "Salem's Lot" (1979) TV miniseries hotlink to be done} * The Shining, 1976; filmed as "The Shining" (1980) film hotlink to be done} * The Stand, 1978; uncut version [1990] post-holocaust, see "Armageddon" * The Dead Zone, 1979; filmed as "The Dead Zone" (1983) film hotlink to be done} * Firestarter, 1980; filmed as "Firestarter" (1980) film hotlink to be done} * Danse Macabre, 1981 * Cujo, 1981; filmed as "Cujo" (1981) film hotlink to be done} * Different Seasons, 1982 * The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, 1982 * The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three [1987] * The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands [1991] * Christine, 1983; filmed as "Christine" (1983) film hotlink to be done} * Pet Sematary, 1983; filmed as "Pet Sematary" (1989) film hotlink to be done} * The Talisman, 1984 (co-author Peter Straub) * Cycle of the Werewolf, 1985 * It (1986) * Skeleton Crew, 1986 * Misery (1987); filmed as "Misery" (1990) film hotlink to be done} * The Tommyknockers, 1987; filmed as "The Tommyknockers" (1990) TV miniseries hotlink to be done} * The Dark Half, 1989 * Neeful Things, 1991; filmed as "Neeful Things" (1993) film hotlink to be done} * Gerald's Game, 1992 * Dolores Claiborne, 1992; filmed as "Dolores Claiborne" (1995) film hotlink to be done} Short Fiction Collections: * Night Shift, 1978 * Four Past Midnight * "The Langoliers" (TV movie hotlink to be done} * "Secret Window, Secret Garden" * "The Library Policeman" * "The Sun Dog" Other: * Many other works written, edited, as screenplays, as essays B.S. 1970 University of Maine; Teacher of English 1971-73 Hampden (ME) Academy; writer-in-residence 1978-79 University of Maine at Orono; Member: Authors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Screen Writers of America, Writers Guild In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "K" stands for Potassium [Latin: Kalium"]. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "K" stands for Stephen King! Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]