A new book on one of the most prolific writers in horror is arriving just in time for the Halloween season! In The Science of Stephen King coauthors Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence will provide an in-depth analysis of the plausibility of several of King’s works. Join the hosts of the popular Horror Rewind podcast as they delve into the uniquely horrific Stephen King universe to uncover the science behind the legendary novels that have become an integral part of modern pop culture, answering such questions as:
● What is the science behind time travel and parallel universes like in The Dark
Tower series and 11/22/63?
● How does lack of sleep affect the human body like in Insomnia?
● Is it possible for horrific creatures from Nightshift to exist?
● What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and
While I’m sure this isn’t the first time King’s work has been put under the microscope, it’s nice to see the material handled by content creators that clearly care for the wider genre and who are dedicated to this sort of fact-based analysis. In addition to hosting the Horror Rewind podcast, Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence have previously published two other “science of” volumes, The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, with their fourth title The Science of Serial Killers somewhere on the horizon.
The guest list for The Science of Stephen King is also a high point– the book features interviews with Richard Chizmar; Stephen King’s co-author for Gwendy’s Button Box, Kara Lee Corthron; novelist and writer on the television series You, Les Stroud; star of the series Survivorman, and many more. What are some Stephen King stories you’d like to see analyzed? I’d love to read about King’s seeming infatuation with living automobiles and some of his stranger antagonists like the aliens from The Tommyknockers.
For more information on The Science of Stephen King, the authors, and related projects, head on over to https://www.horrorrewind.com