|Also Known As:||Richard Bachman|
|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.
His Dark Tower novel series has 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 with Chris Carter for the season 5 episode Chinga. King also references The X-Files on 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.