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Flight or fright : 17 turbulent tales
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and master of horror Stephen King teams up with Bev Vincent of Cemetery Dance to present a terrifying collection of sixteen short stories (and one poem) that tap into one of King's greatest fears--air travel--featuring brand-new stories by King and Joe Hill, "an expertly compiled collection of tales that entertain and scare" ( Booklist ).

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.
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Stephen King: Introductionp. xi
Cargo    E. Michael Lewisp. 1
The Horror of the Heights    Arthur Conan Doylep. 21
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet    Richard Mathesonp. 43
The Flying Machine    Ambrose Biercep. 67
Lucifer!    E. C. Tubbp. 69
The Fifth Category    Tom Bissellp. 83
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds    Dan Simmonsp. 117
Diablitos    Cody Goodfellowp. 127
Air Raid    John Varleyp. 145
You Are Released    Joe Hillp. 165
Warbirds    David J. Schowp. 199
The Flying Machine    Ray Bradburyp. 221
Zombies on a Plane    Bev Vincentp. 229
They Shall Not Grow Old    Roald Dahlp. 239
Murder in the Air    Peter Tremaynep. 261
The Turbulence Expert    Stephen Kingp. 285
Falling    James L. Dickeyp. 303
Afterword: An Important Message from the Flight Deck    Bev Vincentp. 317
About the Authorsp. 323
Permissionsp. 333
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