Stephen King

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Name: Stephen King
Also Known As: Richard Bachman
Occupation: Author
Medium: television, movie, comics
Works: IT, Carrie, Misery, The Shining, The Dark Tower, Under the Dome
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Stephen King is a prolific writer of novels and short stories, mostly in the horror, suspense and science fiction genres. A great many of his stories have been adapted into films or television series.

In the East Asian countries with the largest population and especially in Japanese-speaking fandom, his works have attained a level of prominence and popularity among JRPG fans, cinephiles, and horror fans. King's books and adaptations of them (especially Stand By Me) have inspired games such as EarthBound, which in turn, inspired media such as Homestuck, which in turn, inspired Undertale, Deltarune, and the game Starbound.

Fannish Engagement

King's novels, particularly IT and Dark Tower series, have produced some fannish activity in terms of fan works, especially Fan art.

King is a self-proclaimed X-Phile. In the television special for the first X-Files feature film Fight the Future he shares an anecdote about how he and his son watched a season finale of the show during his son's wedding. He also wrote a script that received a shared writing credit with Chris Carter for the season 5 episode Chinga. King also references The X-Files on a lot in his novels.

Stance on Fanfiction

King has not given any official statements regarding how he feels about fanfiction. However, early in his career, he wrote three transformative stories based on the works of other authors.