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Listen to an excerpt from 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s been a big year for Stephen King already with the success of Under the Dome and Joyland, but Doctor Sleep — the sequel to The Shining that’s due on shelves Sept. 24 — is the one fans are really anticipating. EW ran the exclusive excerpt of Doctor Sleep in a recent issue — now you can listen to the audio version here. READ FULL STORY

Fall Books Preview: 14 big titles to watch out for

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We’ve had our fun with summer books, but now that it’s starting to get too cold for the beach, it’s time to break out some of the biggest-name authors in publishing. From popular non-fiction (Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath) to huge sequels (Stephen King’s Dr. Sleep and Helen Fielding’s next Bridget Jones novel) to heavy fiction (Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch) to award contenders (Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland), we’re giving you a sneak peek at the books we’re most looking forward to.

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Listen to Stephen King's 'Joyland' audiobook here -- EXCLUSIVE

There may not be an e-book version of Stephen King’s most recent novel Joyland any time soon, but the audiobook of the carnie thriller is out now, and we have an exclusive excerpt. Check out an audio clip below, plus an interview with the narrator, House of Cards star Michael Kelly. READ FULL STORY

Stephen King unearths origin of 'The Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' -- EXCLUSIVE

A man never outlives his father.

That’s a line from William Faulkner, but it applies in earnest to Danny Torrance, the psychic little boy from Stephen King’s The Shining.

King is revisiting the now middle-aged Dan Torrance in the sequel Doctor Sleep (out Sept. 24) which finds him working at a hospice, where he uses his innate supernatural powers to ease the suffering of the dying. Dan may have survived his old man’s madness (and swinging mallet) in the hallways of that long-ago snowbound hotel, but he has grown up to realize that not all demons can be escaped. Some are a part of you.

In a wide-ranging interview with Entertainment Weekly, King reveals the origin story behind Doctor Sleep, talks about the fatherhood fears buried in The Shining, and speculates about what could become of his stories when he’s long, long gone …

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Stephen King argues for gun control in strongly worded new Kindle essay

Stephen King has released a new Kindle single titled Guns, in which the horror author — who says he owns three handguns himself — passionately advocates for additional firearm regulation. “In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, gun advocates have to ask themselves if their zeal to protect even the outer limits of gun ownership have anything to do with preserving the Second Amendment as a whole, or if it’s just a stubborn desire to hold onto what they have, and to hell with the collateral damage,” King writes. “If that’s the case, let suggest that f— you, Jack, I’m okay is not a tenable position, morally speaking.”

In the essay, which is available on Amazon for 99 cents, King writes about the first novel he ever wrote, which he penned in high school and was later published as Rage under his Richard Bachman pseudonym. The book is about a kid who shows up at school with a gun, kills a teacher, and takes his class hostage, and after it was published, Rage apparently helped inspire several real-life school shooters. READ FULL STORY

See the cover of 'Joyland' by Stephen King -- FIRST LOOK

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2013 will be a double whammy for Stephen King fans. The big headliner may be Dr. Sleep, the Shining sequel slated for Sept. 24, 2013, but King’s other much-anticipated novel Joyland comes three months earlier in June from publisher Hard Case Crime. Joyland takes place in a small-town North Carolina amusement park, where college student Devin Jones arrives at the park to work as a carny for the summer, but he ends up experiencing much more than he bargained for when he confronts the legacy of a vicious murder and the fate of a dying child.

EW got a peek at the cover of Joyland before anyone else. Check it out below! The original cover painting is by Glen Orbik. READ FULL STORY

Stephen King sets release date for 'The Shining' sequel

We knew it was coming, but now it’s official — the long awaited sequel to the Stephen King classic The Shining, entitled Doctor Sleep, will be released on September 24, 2013, the author revealed on his Web site Tuesday.

The follow-up to 1977′s The Shining tells the story of a hospice worker who helps patients die painlessly. He comes into contact with a clan of roving, psychic vampires called The Tribe. EW shared an excerpt from the book nearly a year ago, when King was close to completing the manuscript.

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Stephen King novel 'Joyland' officially announced

We already reported back in April that Stephen King was going back to his horror thriller roots with a novel called Joyland, but this morning the relatively young publisher Hard Case Crime — established in 2004 — announced that it will be releasing it come June 2013. According to the official announcement, Joyland is set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in the early ’70s. College student Devin Jones arrives to work as a carny but finds himself confronting the “legacy of a vicious murder” and the “fate of a dying child.” If there’s anything scarier than a murderous, dimension-hopping clown — It scarred me for life — it’s a small-town carny in any form. READ FULL STORY

Stephen King working on new horror novel

Murderous clowns who can jump between dimensions is one of my deepest fears. Now Stephen King will add another fear to the list: “amusement park serial killers.”

According to a Sunday Times profile by Neil Gaiman, King is working on a novel called Joyland, which sounds sounds like it’ll be a return to the pure horror genre.

Always a bit morbid, King has also thought about what would happen to Joyland in the event of his death:

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Listen to Stephen King read from 'The Dark Tower: The Wind through the Keyhole' -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

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Stephen King’s polarizing, genre-mixing The Dark Tower series will be getting an eighth volume on Apr. 24 with The Wind through the Keyhole, the first new volume since 2004. For those of you who can’t wait to follow Roland Deschain on his next adventure through Mid-World, we have an exclusive, 9-minute-long clip of King himself reading from the latest chapter of the “über-long” book that is the Dark Tower saga.

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‘The Dark Tower’ lives: Warner Bros. considering Stephen King fantasy saga
Listen to an audio clip from Stephen King’s ’11/22/63′ — EXCLUSIVE

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