Introduction: Where Science and Fiction Intersect. 1 From Proms to Cells: The Psychic World of Stephen King. Carrie; Firestarter; The Dead Zone; Hearts in Atlantis Cell; The Green Mile. 2 On the Highway with Stephen King "Trucks." 3 They Came from Outer Space. Dreamcatcher; The Tommyknockers. 4 The Fourth Horseman. The Stand. 5 Up the Dimensions with Stephen King. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; Insomnia. 6 Traveling in Time with Stephen King. The Langoliers. 7 Parallel Worlds. "The Mist;" From a Buick 8; The Dark Tower; The Talisman. 8 Longevity and Genetic Research. The Golden Years. 9 Evil, Obsession, and Fear. The Tommyknockers; Carrie; The Talisman; It; The Stand; Danse Macabre; The Shining; Misery; "Night Surf." Notes. Index.
Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg have written numerous books together, including The Science of Superheroes, The Science of Supervillains, and The Science of James Bond.
"...the book is an excellent introduction to both popular science and science fiction themes." (Publishers Weekly, July 23, 2007)