Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished

There are two different editions of Rocky’s iconic investigation of Stephen King’s obscure and lost work, Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.

The latest is the Fourth Edition, published by the Overlook Connection Press and available in both hardcover and paperback editions. There is no ebook of this Edition but you can find an e-book of the Third Edition below.

The book was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction by the Horror Writers Association in 2006.

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skuu4thREVISED and EXPANDED EDITION!

With NEW Contributions from Stephen King!!

Major Updates in this Revised and Expanded Edition ofStephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.  ONLY FOUND IN THE OVERLOOK CONNECTION PRESS EDITION!

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished is the most comprehensive review of the Stephen King works you’ve never read, including coverage of nearly one hundred unpublished and uncollected works of fiction — novels, short stories, screenplays, and poems!

Best of all, it features the first book publication of two lost works written by King – an entire chapter from King’s unpublished 1970 novel Sword in the Darkness that has never been published anywhere else in the world; and a poem about Dean Martin!

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished also gives in-depth coverage to around one hundred variations and versions of King’s published stories — edits, updates, and changes King made between reprintings of his work. This is a must-have for both collectors and casual readers of Stephen King!

There are a multitude of interesting updates in the revised edition of the classic book about King’s hidden work Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished. This edition is likely to prove to the definitive book about Kings uncollected, unpublished and lost works.

Included in the new information are a series of newly discovered unpublished works. For many of which the author was able to secure Stephen King’s exclusive and definitive statements about how they originated, and why they never saw the light of day. Many of these quotes are entertaining and even controversial. Among previously unknown works are: Hatchet Head, The Ladies Room, and another incomplete ‘Western’ novel.

And King reveals more about his screenplay of Asylum, The Street Kid’s Bible, The Accident, The Corner, On the Island, Pinfall, The Star Invaders, The Tommyknockers, the haunted radio station screenplay and his lost radio play. One of these tales would have been Richard Bachman original!

There are even stories that previous editions reported King had written that have now been removed.

And King also helps clears up many mysteries about titles and stories he is rumoured to have written, all exclusively for this edition of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished, including that rumoured screenplay of Poltergeist!

There are new Chapters with full detail about these newly published but uncollected tales: American Vampire, The Dune, Herman Wouk is Still Alive, The Little Green God of Agony, Mile 81,  Morality, Premium Harmony, Throttle and Ur.

New Poems have been added, including: Mostly Old Men, The Bone Church and Tommy.

And there are significant revisions to chapters such as The Reploids, The Huffman Story and Squad D based on information exclusively provided for this edition by Stephen King. Other updated chapters include new information about I Was A Teenage Grave Robber and a full revision of The Cannibals following the publication of Under the Dome.

Reviews:

For a writer like Stephen King, who has put out work in a nearly non-stop frenzy since the 1960s, it is almost unthinkable that there’s work he hasn’t published. With over fifty books, scores of short stories, and a bafflement of non-fiction pieces, King is one of the most prolific writers of our time … or, really, any time. What may surprise the uninitiated is that beyond the shiny bestsellers, there’s a whole wealth of underground Stephen King material: work that has been published but never collected, work that has never been published, and work that has never been finished.

Wood covered (and continues to cover) it all – unpublished novels, unproduced screenplays, juvenilia, uncollected and unpublished short stories and poems, and non-fiction pieces. This update, the book’s fourth, is the most significant … (it) benefits from direct contact and comments from Stephen King himself.

King’s involvement helps the book in two ways, the first and most obvious being that it clears up a lot of misconceptions about the validity of King’s work. Over the years, a number of assumptions have been made about King’s unpublished writing, sometimes wrong and sometimes misleading; as time goes on, some of those assumptions have become, for all intents and purposes, facts. Wood has waded through the apocrypha and gotten the gospel from the only man who knows the truth. But while it’s terrific to get the facts straight on King’s unseen work, what really makes this version of Uncollected, Unpublished come alive are the quotes from King, reminiscences that cast a human light on this deep history of dates and titles and plot synopses. –Kevin Quigley, Fearnet.com

If there is anything missing from this guide, I am sure it’s because it hasn’t been discovered yet. It’s truly an exhaustive and impressive volume of research with a synopsis of each story, fragment, etc.! This compendium features the only appearance of a long chapter from King’s early-unpublished novel The Sword in the Darkness. King wrote this book during his college years and after having it rejected a number of times, he put it away for what seems to be for good. Chances of any of this piece being published anywhere else are pretty slim to none. It’s a pretty good piece too. With a little polishing would be a pretty strong short story, even compared to King’s work today. On top of that, there also is a reprint of a rare poem called “Dino” that was only recently discovered (having been published in a small college journal) and virtually impossible to find! For these reasons alone, it is worth the price of admission. All in all, I would say it is a must have for the Stephen King collector and casual fan alike – Dark Discoveries magazine

 

Links to purchase:

Amazon.com

Bookdepository.com

Barnes & Noble

The Overlook Connection hardcover

The Overlook Connection paperback

 

copertina_definitivaItalian EditionStephen King – Le opere segrete del Re is the official Italian version of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished. It was published in e-book in December 2014 by Kipple Officina Libraria. The book features cover art by Ben Baldwin, and is available on Amazon’s Italy site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

skuu3rdThird Edition – Cemetery Dance eBook only, in all eBook formats.

This earlier edition (2011) is the ONLY eBook edition of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished is the most comprehensive review of the Stephen King works you’ve never read, including coverage of nearly one hundred unpublished and uncollected works of fiction — novels, short stories, screenplays, and poems!

Best of all, it features the first book publication of two lost works written by King – an entire chapter from King’s unpublished 1970 novel Sword in the Darkness that has never been published anywhere else in the world; and a poem about Dean Martin!

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished also gives in-depth coverage to around one hundred variations and versions of King’s published stories — edits, updates, and changes King made between reprintings of his work. This is a must-have for both collectors and casual readers of Stephen King!

Links to purchase 3rd edition:

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