By Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner
The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in fact, one international, one universe. this is the guide to that universe.
The whole Stephen King Universe is the one definitive reference paintings that examines all of Stephen King's novels, brief tales, films, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his paintings. This final source comprises in-depth tale analyses, personality breakdowns, little-known proof, and startling revelations on how the plots, topics, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
After researching The entire Stephen King Universe, you'll by no means learn Stephen King an identical manner again.
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Town of Derry, Maine, is a vital hub of the SKU. Derry is pointed out within the working guy, forging a hyperlink to The Worlds of Richard Bachman. Dick Hallorann of The Shining undergone Derry in the course of his stint within the U. S. military. Derry is additionally domestic to It, whose presence is felt within the Tommyknockers, and to Mike Noonan, the most personality of Bag of Bones, a publication that still positive factors Norris Ridgewick, previously of the fort Rock Police division. one other resident of Derry is younger Patrick Danville from Insomnia, who performs an essential component within the motion of The darkish Tower VII. And another key personality featured in DTVII—Father Donald Callahan—first seemed in ’Salem’s Lot. There are dozens upon dozens of refined (and occasionally now not so sophisticated) connections inside King’s paintings, yet that continues to be purely the end of the iceberg. King has, ever on the grounds that starting the darkish Tower epic whereas in university within the Nineteen Sixties, been feeding into one greater, larger narrative: that of Roland, the Gunslinger. The darkish Tower sequence is, easily positioned, the center of the Stephen King Universe. Works as possible different because it (1986), Insomnia (1994), Hearts in Atlantis (1999), The Eyes of the Dragon (1987), The Stand (1978), and The Talisman (1983) are all vitally and at once attached. no longer but confident? Then be aware the subsequent quote from the author’s afterword to The darkish Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997): i've got written sufficient novels and brief tales to fill a sunlight approach of the mind's eye, yet Roland’s tale is my Jupiter—a planet that dwarfs the entire others (at least from my very own perspective), a spot of wierd surroundings, loopy panorama, and savage gravitational pull. Dwarfs the others, did I say? i believe there’s extra to it than that, really. i'm coming to appreciate that Roland’s international (or worlds) truly comprises the entire others of my making; there's a position in Mid-World for Randall Flagg, Ralph Roberts, the wandering boys from The Eyes of the Dragon, even Father Callahan, the damned priest from ’Salem’s Lot. Stephen King has been determining facets, you notice, for many years. He has been inventing (and sometimes reinventing) his heroes and villains on a cosmic scale, throughout time and area and measurement, portray in wide strokes the description of a conflict for the destiny of the multiverse—of the Stephen King Universe itself. Now that The darkish Tower has concluded, we’ve noticeable the ultimate conflict for the destiny of the Stephen King Universe … for now. yet those that have Roland all of the solution to the Tower and but are acquainted with King’s different works should be left with questions unresolved approximately characters and connections. We’ll contact on these right here in addition. finally, there's no doubt that Roland and his ka-tet (the team of characters whose future is sure jointly at nighttime Tower series), Ralph Roberts from Insomnia, the children from It, Dennis and Thomas from Eyes, Ted Brautigan of Hearts in Atlantis, Mike Anderson of typhoon of the Century (1999), and the solid of Desperation (1996)—and such a lot of others—are allied, albeit probably unwittingly, opposed to the evil forces that still inhabit the Stephen King Universe.