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The Complete Stephen King Universe

A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, and Hank Wagner

St. Martin's Griffin

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe.
      The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King’s novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work.  This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
      After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe.
      The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King’s novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work.  This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
      After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

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The Complete Stephen King Universe
SECTION ONEThe Worlds of The Dark Tower and The StandThe Dark Tower series is the core of the Stephen King Universe, and the axis upon which our entire thesis for this book rotates. Though the majority of the author's work takes place in the parallel reality dimension that contains King's fictional towns Castle Rock, Derry, and others, the parallel reality of Roland the Gunslinger--and by extension that of The Stand--is much more fundamental.Just as, in the series itself, The Dark Tower is the point of time, space, and reality where all dimensions meet, the
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"This book might be one of the single most important books about Stephen King ever written. . . . Beginning with the premise that all of King's work is intertwined in an intricate weave of overlapping narrative threads, with the world of the Dark Tower as the linchpin around which everything else orbits, Wiater, Golden, and Wagner carefully prove their point, in an entertaining, intriguing, and thoroughly indisputable way."
--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Essential Stephen King
 
"Here is the Stephen King companion to end all Stephen King companions . . . The three authors bring their considerable expertise to a survey of the complete King fictional corpus, grouping novels and tales by setting and theme. An indispensable insider's guide to the influences on King, his plots and characters, TV and film adaptations, and more."
--Publishers Weekly
"This book might be one of the single most important books about Stephen King ever written. . . . Beginning with the premise that all of King's work is intertwined in an intricate weave of overlapping narrative threads, with the world of the Dark Tower as the linchpin around which everything else orbits, Wiater, Golden, and Wagner carefully prove their point, in an entertaining, intriguing, and thoroughly indisputable way."
--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Essential Stephen King
 
"Here is the Stephen King companion to end all Stephen King companions . . . The three authors bring their considerable expertise to a survey of the complete King fictional corpus, grouping novels and tales by setting and theme. An indispensable insider's guide to the influences on King, his plots and characters, TV and film adaptations, and more."
--Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, and Hank Wagner

  • Stanley Wiater has been interviewing and writing about Stephen King for more than two decades. The award-winning author or editor of ten books, he is the writer and host of the television series Dark DreamersChristopher Golden is the award-winning author of many bestselling books including Waking Nightmares, Of Saints and Shadows, Of Masques and Martyrs, and The Myth Hunters. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and Poison Ink, and he is the editor of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology, published by St. Martin’s Press. His novels have been published in fourteen languages. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he continues to live with his family. Hank Wagner is a respected critic and journalist. Among the many publications in which his work regularly appears are Cemetery Dance and Mystery Scene.
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The Complete Stephen King Universe

A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, and Hank Wagner

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