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Flight or Fright
17 Turbulent Tales
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About The Book
Stephen King hates to fly, and he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share their fear of flying with you.
Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph, and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. Here are all the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.
Featuring brand-new “standouts” (Publishers Weekly) by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents…Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.”
Each story is introduced by Stephen King and all will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.
- Publisher: Scribner (June 4, 2019)
- Length: 352 pages
- ISBN13: 9781982109011
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Raves and Reviews
“This entertaining anthology of horror, mystery, and literary tales about aircraft (most reprinted) will have the reader thinking twice about flying… Standouts include the two original stories: King’s ‘The Turbulence Expert,’ a perfectly tense tale about a mysterious group that prevents aircraft crashes though unusual means, and Joe Hill’s ‘You Are Released,’ made terrifying by its proximity to reality: it follows the crew and passengers on a 777 en route to Boston, who learn that North Korea has just nuked Guam and other countries are retaliating. This is a strong anthology full of satisfying tales.”
“An expertly compiled collection of tales that entertain and scare. New stories by Stephen King and Joe Hill, the almost universal fear of flying trope, classic stories….this book really does sell itself. And sells it very well as the first printing is already sold out and it hasn’t shipped yet…this is a great intro to horror collection. The mixture of classic authors with new masters and a common trope that is scary but not necessarily gory or based on a supernatural monster, will lure in readers, many of whom might not consider themselves horror readers.”
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