New Book, ‘The Science of Stephen King,’ Unveils Truths About Carrie, Jack Torrance, Pennywise and More!

If you are like me,  you just can’t get enough of the Master of Horror, Stephen King. Have you ever wondered about what is behind all of our favorite King villains and stories? Meg Hafdahl (read our interview with her here) and Kelly Florence (read our interview with her here) have written a unique book called The Science of Stephen King. It is now available for purchase this spooky season. Let’s find out more about it!

Science of Stephen King

From The Science of Stephen King Press Release:

Just in time for Halloween, The Science of Stephen King explores the Master of Horror’s stories, the inspiration behind them, and the real life science featured in them that is fascinating and sometimes frightening.

Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence are the authors of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, and the forthcoming The Science of Serial Killers.
They are also the co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy.

Meg and Kelly present a guide to the Stephen King stories and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, literary and film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Stephen King delves 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 to exist like in Nightshift?

  • What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and Thinner?

The book features interviews with Richard Chizmar [read the PopHorror interview with him here], 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. Join Kelly and Meg as they learn if we all really do float down here!

Science of Stephen King

More About Meg and Kelly:

Kelly Florence is a communication instructor at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota, and is the creator and co-host of the Horror Rewind podcast as well as the producer and host of the podcast Be A Better Communicator. She received her B.A. in theatre at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and got her M.A. in communicating arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She has directed, produced, choreographed and stage managed for dozens of productions in Minnesota, including Carrie: The Musical, through Rubber Chicken Theatre and Treasure Island for Wise Fool Theater. Kelly is also the co-author of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, and The Science of Serial Killers coming in October 2021, all from Skyhorse Publishing.

Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl is the creator of numerous stories and books. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror and Eclectically Criminal. Her work has been produced for audio by The Wicked Library and The Lift, and she is the author of two popular short story collections including Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre. Meg is also the author of the two novels, Daughters of Darkness and Her Dark Inheritance, called “an intricate tale of betrayal, murder, and small town intrigue” by Horror Addicts and “every bit as page turning as any King novel” by RW Magazine. Meg is also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind and co-author of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror and The Science of Serial Killers, lives in the snowy bluffs of Minnesota.

This book sounds like a perfect read for any Stephen King fan! I can’t wait to check this one out. How about you? Be sure to purchase The Science of Stephen King for this spooky season and add it to your Goodreads list! Stay tuned to PopHorror for all your horror news, reviews, interviews, and much more!

About JenniferLeigh

I love a good scare. I have a collection of over 500 horror movies and I am an avid reader as well. I'm also a fan of other nerdoms, Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files, Firefly and Doctor Who to name a few. I live in Illinois with my husband and cats who share my nerdoms.

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