Stephen King Bibliography

Fiction from the Master of Horror

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Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors alive, known for writing horror, fantasy and psychological thrillers. His books have sold more than 350 million copies. Here's some background on the writer from Maine and a bibliography, with details about some of his most notable works.

From Carrie to Misery (1960-1985)

King graduated from the University of Maine in 1970 but did not sell his first novel, Carrie, until 1974. Here's a look at his work both pre- and post-college.

  • 1960 - People, Places, And Things - Volume 1 (limited edition with Chris Chelsey)
  • 1964 - The Star Invaders (limited edition)
  • 1967 in Startling Mystery Stories: The Glass Floor
  • 1974 - Carrie This was the book that put King on the map; the story of a telekinetic girl and her abusive mother, Carrie goes berserk, killing her classmates after a cruel prank at the prom
  • 1975 - Salem's Lot
  • 1977 - The Shining: This book was made into an iconic 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick, which King reportedly didn't like.
  • 1978 - Night Shift (stories)
  • 1978 - The Stand
  • 1979 - The Dead Zone
  • 1980 - Firestarter
  • 1981 - Cujo
  • 1981 - Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
  • 1981 - Roadwork
  • 1982 - Creepshow (comic book, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson)
  • 1982 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
  • 1982 - Different Seasons (novellas)
  • 1983 - Christine
  • 1983 - Pet Sematary
  • 1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf
  • 1984 - The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)
  • 1985 - Skeleton Crew (stories, including "The Mist")
  • 1985 - The Bachman Books (novel collection).
  • 1986 - It
  • 1987 - The Eyes of the Dragon

From Misery to the Green Mile 1987-1995

1987 - Misery The story of a homicidal nurse who takes an injured writer hostage, was turned into a critically acclaimed movie. Kathy Bates, who played Annie Wilkes, won the 1990 Oscar for Best Actress.

  • 1987 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  • 1988 - The Tommyknockers
  • 1988 - Nightmares in the Sky (Photo book with text by King)
  • 1988 - Dark Visions
  • 1989 - The Dark Half
  • 1989 - Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition)
  • 1989 - My Pretty Pony (limited edition)
  • 1990 - The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
  • 1990 - Four Past Midnight (stories)
  • 1991 - Needful Things
  • 1991 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  • 1992 - Gerald's Game
  • 1993 - Dolores Claiborne
  • 1993 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (stories)
  • 1994 - Insomnia
  • 1995 - Rose Madder
  • 1995 - Umney's Last Case

From The Green Mile and Beyond

1996 - The Green Mile (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts: The Two Dead Girls, The Mouse on the Mile, Coffey's Hands, The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Night Journey, and Coffey on the Mile). The Green Mile was a 2000 film starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. The film was nominated for Best Picture, and Duncan was nominated Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of doomed but gentle psychic John Coffey.

  • 1996 - Desperation
  • 1997 - Six Stories (stories)
  • 1997 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  • 1998 - Bag of Bones
  • 1999 - Storm of the Century
  • 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
  • 1999 - The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition)
  • 1999 - Hearts in Atlantis
  • 1999 - Blood and Smoke (audiobook)
  • 2000 - Secret Windows
  • 2000 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction autobiography)
  • 2000 - Dreamcatcher
  • 2001 - Black House (written with Peter Straub)
  • 2002 - From a Buick 8
  • 2002 - Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
  • 2003 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
  • 2003 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  • 2004 - Faithful. King and co-author Stuart O'Nan began writing their book with no inkling that the long-suffering Red Sox would finally win the World Series after an 86-year drought. It changed the ending they had planned a bit.
  • 2005 - The Colorado Kid
  • 2006 - The Secretary of Dreams
  • 2006 - Cell
  • 2006 - Lisey's Story
  • 2007 - The Mist
  • 2008 - Duma Key
  • 2009 - Stephen King Goes to the Movies
  • 2009 - The Little Sisters of Eluria (limited edition)
  • 2009 - "Graduation Afternoon" (in PostScripts)
  • 2009 - "Throttle" (in He is Legend)
  • 2009 - Under the Dome: A television show based on the book ran from 2013-2015.
  • 2009 - "A Good Marriage"
  • 2009 - "Big Driver"
  • 2009 - "1922"
  • 2009 - "Fair Extension"
  • 2010 - Full Dark, No Stars
  • 2011 - The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
  • 2011 - "The Dune"
  • 2011 - 11/22/63
  • 2012 - The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
  • 2013 - Hard Listening (co-written with other authors in his author rock band)
  • 2013 - Joyland
  • 2013 - The Dark Man
  • 2013 - Doctor Sleep
  • 2014 - Revival
  • 2014 - Big Driver
  • 2014 - A Good Marriage
  • 2014 - Mr. Mercedes
  • 2015 - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  • 2015 - Finders Keepers
  • 2017 novels - End of Watch
  • 2017 Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King)
  • 2018: The Outsider
  • 2018 Elevation

King Short Stories, Essays, Online Publications and Novellas

  • 2000 - Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
  • 2000 - The Plant(electronically published)
  • 2009 - UR (e-novella available only on Amazon.com's Kindle)
  • 2011 - Mile 81 (e-novella
  • 2012 - In the Tall Grass (e-novella with Joe Hill)
  • 2012 - A Face in the Crowd (e-novella)
  • 2013 - "Guns" (an essay available on Kindle)
  • 2015 short stories - "The Dune," "That Bus Is Another World," "Bad Little Kid," "A Death," "Afterlife," "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation," "Summer Thunder," "Drunken Fireworks," "Obits," "Premium Harmony," "Under the Weather," "Morality," "Mister Yummy," "Herman Wouk is Still Alive," "Mile 81."
  • 2015 novellas - "Blockade Billy," "UR"
  • 2015 poems, "The Bone Church," "Tommy"
  • 2015 television - 11/22/63
  • 2016 anthologies - "Hearts in Suspension," "In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper," "Killer Crimes"
  • 2016 short stories - "Man with a Belly," "The Music Room"
  • 2016 essay - "Five to One, One in Five"

Richard Bachman's Published Books

in the late 1970s and early 80s, King wanted to write more than one book per year, but his publishers were concerned about oversaturating the market. He also wanted to know whether his books were successful just because he had achieved some level of fame; that is, were they best-sellers just because people wanted to read the latest Stephen King.

So King invented the alter-ego of Richard Bachman and released four works under that pseudonym: Rage (1977), The Long Walk (1979), Roadwork (1981), and The Running Man (1982) before he was discovered. He wrote several additional works as Bachman: 1984 - Thinner (1984), 1996 - The Regulators (1996) and Blaze (2007)

Stephen King's Unpublished Books and Stories

  • 1959 - Charlie (short story)
  • 1963 - The Aftermath (novel)
  • 1970 - Sword in the Darkness, also known as Good Day Sunshine (novel)
  • 1974 - The House on Value Street (unfinished)
  • 1976 - Welcome to Clearwater(unfinished)
  • 1976 - The Corner (unfinished)
  • 1977 - Wimsey (unfinished)
  • 1983 - The Leprechaun (unfinished)
  • 1983 - The Cannibals, also known as Under the Dome
  • 1984 - Keyholes (unfinished)
  • 1996 - The Pretender (unfinished)