Who comes to mind when you think of an excellent horror or science fiction writer? I bet many would say Stephen King as one of the best. Born in September of 1947 in Portland, Maine, when he was only two years old his Dad left the house and never returned, leaving his mom as sole supporter. Throughout his life he has encountered many tragedies and initially as a child he also witnessed a dear friend being struck down by a train, killing him instantly. As a young man he started his career selling his stories to Cavalier Men’s Magazine, many of which were later published in a collection called ‘Night Shift’. In 1973 one of the first and most famous novels he wrote was rescued from the trash by his wife as she encouraged him to finish it - the story of a certain physic teenage girl named Carrie. This was later published by Doubleday books shortly before his Mother died of cancer.
In 1975 he subsequently wrote another of his most famous novels titled ‘The Shinning’. In the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s he published several short stories under the pseudonym of ‘Richard Bachman’. In the summer of 1999, King, while walking on the side of a highway was struck by a car, from which he suffered from a collapsed lung, many fractures to his left leg and a broken hip. Following that accident he made the announcement he was going to stop writing due to the stress of the injuries he sustained from that dreadful accident, yet he has continued to write though at a slower pace. Many of King’s Novels have been made into major motion pictures and mini series for TV. On top of all this he also managed to overcome a drinking and drug addiction making his life story itself a remarkable one.
A Master of Horror and Science Fiction Novels
We have all heard the name Stephen King, and most of us are familiar with his work. He is a science fiction and horror novel author. He began writing novels when he was 27 years old and has not stopped writing them since then. He has written more than forty-five novels since he began writing. Many of his novels have been turned into major motion pictures or into a mini series. The first novel that he ever wrote was Carrie, it was turned into a very well know motion picture in 1974.Stephen King is responsible for writing such novels as: Christine, The Shining, Pet Cemetery, Firestarter, Misery, The Green Mile, Dolores Claiborne and Cell. These are just a few of the literary writings that he has done. The novels that were mentioned above were all turned into motion pictures. In fact, almost all of the novels that he has written have become motion pictures. He is very well known to write these novels on things that we all fear. His books and movies definitely chill people to their very core, which many people find very exciting. He also writes short stories under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.He is most certainly one of the best horror novel and science fiction novel writers that produce work for all of us to enjoy today. Many of the ideas for a novel that he finds intriguing are things that come from a personal experience or a personal experience from someone that he knows.In 1999 Stephen King was involved in a serious accident that could have resulted in him dying; however, he overcame the challenges that he faced bravely. He has been quoted as saying that he will continue to write novels, but not as much as he did prior to the accident.
A Master of His Craft
There are literally millions, if not billions, of books that have been published all around the world. That means that there are also millions of authors and probably millions more people that want to be authors. Getting a book published is the epitome of being a writer and being able to produce a work that at least someone will read is the aspiration of all writers. However, there is one writer that is probably better known than any other around the world for his spin on science fiction/horror, Stephen King.Stephen King has been getting his novels published since he was twenty-seven. The beginning of his career was when Carrie was released in 1974 and it spellbound all who read it and made them rethink their high school bullying. After Carrie was released Stephen King’s writing career snowballed and has led to more than forty-five novels written under his real name and his pseudonym, Richard Bachman.For the last few decades, Stephen King has been the master of literary horror. He has been able to captivate audiences with his story telling abilities of ordinary (for the most part) people that have been caught up in the most unlikely of events. Not all of his stories end happily, and in many you will lose a favorite character, but it all leads to a climactic event that most readers would never expect. Of horror and science fiction, Stephen King is definitely a master and through his talents he has brought countless hours of entertainment to the world.
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