Flight or Fright

17 Turbulent Tales

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent.

This exciting new collection, perfect for airport or aeroplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Stephen King hates to fly.

Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this 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. 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 stories 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, 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."

Book a flight for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Stephen King

Cargo by E. Michael Lewis

The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson

The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce

Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb

The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell

Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons

Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow

Air Raid by John Varley

You Are Released by Joe Hill

Warbirds by David J. Schow

The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury

Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent

They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl

Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne

The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King

Falling by James L. Dickey

Afterword by Bev Vincent

Author

Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Michael Lewis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Matheson, Ambrose Bierce, E.C. Tubb, Tom Bissell, Dan Simmons, Cody Goodfellow

Stephen King (Author)

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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