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Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master Of.. - Stephen J. Spignesi A Note to the Reader
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Alphabetical Index to All Works by Stephen King Discussed in this Volume
Introduction


The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master of Horror

Part I. The Shape Takes Form: An Introduction to Stephen King & His Work
--"The Shape Under The Sheet" (poem)
--"The Shape Under The Sheet": A Look At Stephen King's Seminal Metaphor and His "Ten Bears" List of Personal Fears
--Postcards From the Dark Side of the Moon: A Bare-Bones Biographical Profile

Part II. "I Write Fearsomes": Inside Stephen King
--The Stars & Stephen King
--He Is Legend: An Interview With Richard Matheson
--"King of Horror": Time Looks at the Stephen King Phenomenon
--The Novelist Sounds Off
--A 1990 Update to "King of Horror"
--"A Sense of the Ridiculous": An Interview With Stephen King's Personal Secretary, Shirley Sonderegger
--Growing Up With The Boogeyman: An Exclusive Interview With Stephen King's Brother, David King
--A Eulogy for "Huffy"
--A Look at "Dave's Rag"
--A Talk With Stephen King's True First Collaborator, Chris Chesley
--"Genius": A Chris Chesley Story from People, Places, And Things
--"The Mission Boy": A Short Story by Christopher Chesley

Part III. "Yerrrnnn Umber Whunnnn Fayunnnn": Stephen King Fans, Conventions & Collectors
--"The Find," A Short Story by Barry Hoffman
--From Casual to Fanatic: The Three Levels of Stephen King Fandom
--The Un-"Convention"-al Stephen King
--A Visit to the Overlook Connection: An Interview With Dave Hinchberger
--Stephen King Collector Editions: An Interview With Michael J. Autrey
--Lost in the Time Tunnel: An Interview With Craig Goden
--"A Possible Fairy Tale": Stephen King's 1970 Anti-War Essay

Part IV. A Visit to Castle Rock: A Look at the Stephen King Newsletter
--An Introduction to Castle Rock, The Stephen King Newsletter
--Living in Castle Rock: An Interview With Stephanie Leonard, the Founding Editor of Castle Rock, The Stephen King Newsletter
--A Castle Rock Autopsy, January 1985-December 1989
--Castle Rock: A Final Note
--Castle Schlock: The Stephen King Parody Newsletter
--"Character Assassination": A King Parody by Ray Rexer

Part V. Horrors Small and Large: Stephen King's "Strange and Wonderful World"
--An Index to the First Lines of Stephen King's Novels, Short Stories, and Poetry
--Title / First Line Cross Index

Published Works, 1974-1990
--Chronological Index to Published Works by Stephen King / Richard Bachman, 1974-1990
--Alphabetical Index to Published Works by Stephen King / Richard Bachman, 1974-1990
--A Look at Danse Macabre, Stephen King's Only Book-Length Work of Non-Fiction
--"Steve Rose Up": Rick Hautala Remembers His First Time

Unpublished & Uncollected Works
--Chronological Index to Unpublished & Uncollected Works by Stephen King
--Alphabetical Index to Unpublished & Uncollected Works by Stephen King
--Kenny Ray Linkous

Motion Picture Adaptations
--What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been: An Interview With Jessie Horsting
--"Misery" Update
--Chronological Index to Motion Picture Adaptations of Stephen King's Works
--Alphabetical Index to Motion Picture Adaptations of Stephen King's Works
--"Carrie: The Musical": The Biggest Flop in Broadway History
--A Stop at the Marsten House: An Interview With Tobe Hooper
--Dog (And Cat) Days: An Interview With Lewis Teague
--"Death Scenes": Going to the Movies With Steve King, by Chris Chesley
--The King of Bowling: An Introduction to "Pinfall"
--Student Cinema Focuses on Stephen King: "The Last Rung of the Ladder" and "The Lawnmower Man"
--It Is the Tale And He Who Tells It: A Review of "Misery" (The Movie), by George Beahm
--The Art of Adaptation: A Synoptic Comparison of "It" and It

Miscellaneous Formats: Spoken Word Recordings & Poetry
--The Audio King: The Audiotape Versions of Stephen King's Works, by George Beahm
--The Radiating Pencils of His Bones: The Poetry of Stephen King, by Michael R. Collings
--"You, Stephen King," by Michael R. Collings (poem)

A Stroll Among The Headstones: A Guided Tour
--The Dread Zone: My Scariest Stephen King Moments, by Tyson Blue
--Tyson Blue's Top Ten Stephen King Novels and Short Stories
--How King Kills: A Gory Guide to the Killer King
--Page Number Key to Master Codes Cited in Character Indexes
--An Index to Characters in the Novels of Stephen King
--An Index to Characters in the Stephen King Collections
--An Index to Characters in the Bachman Novels
--An Index to Characters in Uncollected Short Stories

Part VI. Beneath The Sheet: Commentary on King's "Marketable Obsessions"
--"He Who Tells It": An Annotated Bibliography of Books & Articles About Stephen King and His Work
--A Gathering of Kings: A Valuable Addition to the Stephen King Bibliography
--The Stephen King Companion: Author George Beahm Discusses His King Volume
--Why I Wrote The Stephen King Companion, by George Beahm
--The Stephen King Companion
--George Beahm's Top Ten
--"And His Kingdom Was Full of Darkness...": An Interview With Douglas E. Winter
--Taking Notice of "The Noticer": An Interview With J. N. Williamson
--Presenting Stephen King: An Interview With James Van Hise
--On the Trail of the Boogeyman: An Interview With Stanley Wiater
--Stan Wiater's "Top 5"
--"The Toucher," by Stan Wiater
--His Father's Son: An Interview With Richard Christian Matheson
--One Live Guy: An Interview With Ray Garton
--Texas Horrors: A Talk With Joe Lansdale
--"In the Light": An Interview With Robert R. McCammon
--Joseph Payne Brennan: A Living Legend Is Dead
--"Joseph Payne Brennan: The Nature of the Man," by Donald M. Grant
--"Canavan's Back Yard," by Joseph Payne Brennan

Part VII. In A Region With No Proper Name: The Hidden Horrors of Stephen King
--The Unwritten King: Stories Stephen King Has Thought of, But Just Hasn't Written Down (Yet)
--The Unfinished King: The Stephen King Notebook

Page Number Key to Master Codes Cited in the Concordance Sections