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New horror anthology novel edited by Stephen King coming this September

03.13.2018by: Mike Sprague

Stephen King has just edited together a plane-based horror anthology novel, along with co-editor Bev Vincent called FLIGHT OR FRIGHT and it will be hitting us this September. Not only that but the novel of short stories will feature brand-new tales of terror from both King himself and his son Joe Hill (HORNS).

On top of that, the anthology will feature fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others. You can check out the full table of contents out below, along with quotes from King about the novel and peep the cover art. 

After looking all of that through, make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are about this new horror anthology novel in the comments below or on social media!

Stephen King on Flight or Fright:

Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. Rich Chizmar said, "I would, in a heartbeat." It took more than one heartbeat, but Flight or Fright is now a book. Bev Vincent, that incredible polymath, agreed to team with me as co-editor, and now the book—including several new stories, one by me and one by my son, Joe Hill—is an actual fact. Bev and I think it would make ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents.

Flight or Fright will also be available as an eBook from Cemetery Dance Publications, as an audiobook from Simon & Schuster Audio, and in the UK and related markets by Hodder & Stoughton.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Stephen King
  • Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
  • The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
  • The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
  • Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
  • The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
  • Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
  • Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
  • Air Raid by John Varley
  • You Are Released by Joe Hill
  • Warbirds by David J. Schow
  • The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
  • Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
  • They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
  • Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
  • The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
  • Falling by James L. Dickey
  • Afterword by Bev Vincent

About the Book:

Stephen King hates to fly.

Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight."

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

The book hits September 4, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Page Count: 400
Source: Cemetery Dance

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