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Blockade Billy from Stephen King Announced.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 29, 2010
Source: Cemetery Dance Publishing

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Cemetery Dance Publications, the world¹s leading independent publisher of collectible horror and suspense books, has just announced Blockade Billy by Stephen King, an original, never-before-published novella that only the King of Horror could have dreamed up. The Cemetery Dance exclusive hardcover will ship mid-April.

"I love old-school baseball," Stephen King said, "and I also love the way people who've spent a lifetime in the game talk about the game. I tried to combine those things in a story of suspense. People have asked me for years when I was going to write a baseball story. Ask no more; this is it."

Cemetery Dance and Stephen King kept Blockade Billy under tight wraps so it could be a surprise publication for the beginning of the baseball season. Even diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William Blakely, but in just a few weeks readers will be holding this dark tale in their own two hands.

"As a lifelong baseball fan -- and long suffering Orioles' fan -- I can't think of a better way to open the 2010 season than publishing Blockade Billy," said Cemetery Dance Publisher Richard Chizmar. "Stephen King and I have corresponded about baseball and books for almost 20 years now... So to combine the two is a dream come true for me."

Chuck Verrill, King's agent, said: "Any time a Red Sox fan, an Orioles fan, and a Yankees fan can cooperate on something, the result is bound to be fantastic."

For a very limited time only, Cemetery Dance Publications will nclude an authentic William "Blockade Billy" Blakely baseball card with every copy of the trade hardcover.

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Calibur454 3/29/2010 3:57:24 PM

I'm king fanatic I love his stuf count me in


krathwardroid 3/29/2010 10:03:25 PM

Sounds interesting. I'll have to check this out.

Dazzler 3/30/2010 4:49:50 AM

King is always writing a book, no big news there.

Hobbs 3/30/2010 7:44:38 AM much as I like King (at least his early stuff) you do have a point Dazzler.  He's the busiest retired author out there.

But I still like him I just like his books to be 400 pages rather than 1400 pages long. The only time it worked, in my opinion, was with The Stand.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 3/30/2010 4:51:37 PM

Now - get on with the new Dark Tower, please.  And make it better than the last one.

lracors 4/7/2010 7:30:23 AM

The last huge book "The Dome" wasn't bad, just that King telepraphed the ending so much that it took away from the shock when it happened. He is a descriptive master but sometimes doesn't need to give away too much information early on in the story.

After this book, there is supposed to be the new "Dark Tower" novel "The Wind Through the Keyhold" that takes place between "Wizard & Glass" and "Wolves of the Calla". Also, a sequel to "The Shining" called "Doctor Sleep", and a sequel to "Black House" as of yet untitled.

He is also working on a Vertigo comic "American Vampire" with Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuqurque.

Calibur454 4/12/2010 8:17:43 PM

Iracos don't forget about the comic book titled N lol

Hobbs- King announced publicly that he thought of retirement after his big car accident that left him in pretty bad shape- It wasn't until after the recovery process that he bagan to get the juices flowing in him again to write more.

Personally I think his latest stuf is getting better and better- I'm reading under the dome now and I am getting a  kick out of it

lracors 4/19/2010 8:41:52 AM

I've been reading N. and yah it's good shit.  Me personally of the current slate of work, i would love to see another Jack Sawyer book.



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