- People, Places and Things
People, Places and Things is a self-published magazine sized collection of short stories by US author Stephen King, written in 1960 together with his friend Chris Chesley and published using their own press. It comprises a mere 18 stapeled together pages, yet can offer a glimpse into King's very early imagination (he wrote the oldest story at the age of 12). Copies were sold to school friends for about $0.10 to $0.25 each
The original collection consists of 8 short stories by Stephen King, nine by Chris Chesley, and one co-production; according to King only one copy of about ten is left – he owns it himself.
Only the titles, but not the contents, of the stories I'm falling and The Dimension Warp are known.
- The Hotel at the End of the Road
Two gangsters, Tommy Riviera and Kelso Black, find rescue in an old hotel whose ominous proprietor doesn't want money. He wants the men themselves – as part of his private museum of the dead.
- I've got to get away
It's like waking up, but the dreamer remembers nothing, not even his name. Shocked, he realizes that he's working at a conveyor belt and knows only one thing: He's got to get away. But he is immediately arrested by guards who reprogram him – for the dreamer is nothing but a faulty robot who seems to lapse into humanhood from time to time.
- The Thing at the Bottom of the Well
A small boy enjoys torturing animals: He tears out the wings of flies, kills worms or maltreats a dog with needles. One day, he is lured to a well by a strange voice and climbs down mesmerized. When his body is found, his arms are severed from the body and there are needles in his eyes.
- The Stranger
A thief and murderer is waylaid by the Reaper himself.
- The Cursed Expedition
Two astronauts land on Venus, finding an Earth-like atmosphere and believing to have found Eden. There is delicious fruit, the temperature is perfect. But when one of the crew is found dead, the survivor is too late in realizing that the planet itself – or at least its surface – is alive, finally swallowing him and his rocket.
- The Other Side of the Fog
A mysterious fog serves as a door between dimensions. Pete Jacobs involuntarily travels into the future (the year 2007) and eventually to a world inhabited by dinosaurs. Helpless, he wanders from one dimension to the next, searching for his own.
- Never Look Behind You
The short story written together with his friend tells about a mysterious woman killing in a most peculiar way.
- Three of the stories are like sketches for later works by Stephen King:
- 1) Animal torturing Patrick Hockstetter in It is very similar to the boy in the story of the well; moreover, George Denbrough is also lured by a friendly voice, to be killed by losing an arm.
- 2) In Beachworld (Skeleton Crew), astronauts are landing on a living planet the sand of which proves to be of deadly intelligence.
- 3) The Mist (Skeleton Crew) is a major development of The Other Side of the Fog – even the dinosaurs are recycled.
- Early on, King likes to create his own world: Delinquent Kelso Black dies twice – in Hotel at the End of the Road and The Stranger.
- King's story about the robot is strongly reminiscent of Isaac Asimov, whose books King devoured as a child.
- Beahm, George. Stephen King from A to Z – An Encyclopedia of his Life and Work. Kansas City, 1998.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
People, Places, and Things — People, Places and Things ist eine unveröffentlichte Kurzgeschichtensammlung des US Schriftstellers Stephen King, die er zusammen mit seinem Freund Chris Chesley im Jahr 1960 im Selbstverlag druckte. Sie umfasst nur 18 Seiten und vermag dennoch,… … Deutsch Wikipedia
People, Places and Things — ist eine unveröffentlichte Kurzgeschichtensammlung des US Schriftstellers Stephen King, die er zusammen mit seinem Freund Chris Chesley im Jahr 1960 im Selbstverlag druckte. Sie umfasst nur 18 Seiten und vermag dennoch, einen Einblick in das sehr … Deutsch Wikipedia
Places Where They Sing — is Volume VI of the novel sequence Alms for Oblivion by Simon Raven, published in 1970. It was the sixth novel to be published in The Alms for Oblivion sequence but is the seventh novel chronologically. The story takes place in Cambridge in 1967 … Wikipedia
Places in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Hitchhiker s portal This is a list of places featured in Douglas Adams s science fiction series, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy. The series is set in a fictionalised version of the Milky Way galaxy and thus, while most locations are pure… … Wikipedia
Places of worship in Bangalore — Bengaluru metropolis … Wikipedia
Places in Harry Potter — J. K. Rowling s Harry Potter universe contains numerous settings for the events in her fantasy novels. These locations are categorised as a dwelling, school, shopping district, or government affiliated locale. Contents 1 Dwellings 1.1 The Burrow… … Wikipedia
Places in the works of Madeleine L'Engle — Madeleine L Engle has published more than fifty books, including twenty three novels, virtually all of them interconnected by recurring characters and locales. In particular, L Engle s three major series have a consistent geography, including a… … Wikipedia
Places in Kushiel's Legacy — The geography of Jacqueline Carey s Kushiel s Legacy series are modeled on that of medieval Europe. For maps of Carey s world click [http://www.terre dange.info/wiki/index.php5?title=Maps on Terre d Ange MUSH] , or [http://kushielmux.com Kushiel… … Wikipedia
People's Republic of China — Infobox Country native name = zh. 中华人民共和国 (Simplified Chinese characters) zh. 中華人民共和國 (Traditional Chinese characters) Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó conventional long name = People s Republic of China common name = People s Republic of China symbol… … Wikipedia
People's United Party — The People s United Party is one of two major political parties in Belize, and currently the main opposition party. It is a Christian Democratic party; the current Party Leader is John Briceño.The PUP governed Belize from independence in 1981 to… … Wikipedia