Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams





[Per the limited terms of our contractual agreement with the author, we have removed this story from our online archive. It is, however, still available in the October 2010 ebook edition of the magazine.]

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the best-selling, award-winning author of innumerable classics, such as The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, and The Dead Zone—all of which have been adapted to film, as have many of King’s other novels and stories. Other projects include editing Best American Short Stories 2007, writing a pop culture column for Entertainment Weekly, scripting for the Vertigo comic American Vampire, and a collaboration on a musical with rocker John Mellencamp called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. His most recent books are the novels Blockade Billy and Under the Dome, a thousand-plus-page epic he has been working on for more than twenty-five years. Forthcoming in November is Full Dark, No Stars, a short fiction collection of four all-new, previously unpublished stories. Another recent collection, Just After Sunset, came out in 2008. Other recent short stories include a collaboration with his son, Joe Hill, called “Throttle,” for the Richard Matheson tribute anthology He Is Legend, and “UR,” a novella written exclusively for the Amazon Kindle. His other work includes classics such as The Stand, The Dark Tower,Salem’s Lot, among others.