Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.About the Book: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 (likegulp!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...
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Flight or Fright Reviews
I am not a good flier. I flew to FL for spring break a few months after 9/11, and there were armed guardsman all over our tiny airport. Ever since then, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach starting the night before we leave that doesn’t abate until after we land. Yes, I know it’s safer than driving. Yes, I know that there is an infinitesimal chance of something going wrong. No, I don’t care. I’m not unhappy in the least that I haven’t been on a plane in over 3 years.
Needless to say, th ...more
My favorite part about starting anything with King's name on it is his introductions. It's impossible not to be sucked into his world and feel that he is talking to and reading with you. I was excited from the start, and the first story in this collection did not disappoint. I was especially impressed by Hill's short story You Are Released. This story had the feel of a full length novel and I was disappointed it wasnt. It was the first work by Joe Hill that I've read and I plan to go purchase mo ...more
Did love this one! Some of the stories were a little “eh” but a lot of them were really good. Especially in the second half of the book! No surprise but Joe Hill, Roald Dahl, Stephen King, and Bev Vincent were fantastic! With a special nod to Peter Tremayne who I had heard of before but loved his locked room murder mystery on a plane!
Flight or Fright is a collection of horror/mystery short stories solely happening in midair.
It is edited by Stephen King and also includes one of his short stories.
My favorites were
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons,
You Are Released by Joe Hill
and obviously The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King.
Before each story there is also an introduction by the master himself.
So, buckle up and fly high!
Flight or Fright is an assortment of flying-related horror / suspense / sci-fi short stories - and also one protracted poem - that never quite took off for me. < groan > Anyway, there were a few very good if not excellent selections that notably came from two different time periods -- the classics Nightmare at 20.000 Feet by Richard Matheson and The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury (both masters at the short story format in the 50's and 60's) along with the more recent The Turbulence Expert ...more
An excellent and highly entertaining collection of short fiction revolving around airplanes. King's contribution doesn't quite live up to what we are expecting from him, but otherwise very good. Highly recommended.
mmm, not sure what to say about this one.
I just presumed I would love it, but as we all know, going in with high expectations is usually a death knell. Plus I've recently read a couple of great King short story collections so the bar was set very high.
My reasons for having these high expectations were: I love SK in general, I relish unusual stories in particular and, I work in aviation - it seemed a foregone conclusion.
Well perhaps I am being a bit harsh - I did like quite a few of the ...more
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Particular shout-out to Joe Hill for You Are Released - that story gave me genuine anxiety...