There isn’t much that Stephen King can’t do when it comes to the mix of his imagination and writing, and this particular time, there is a co-author joining him in his upcoming creation which is due for release on September 26, after the film adaptation from his thriller titled IT is released to theaters on the 8th of September. The co-author of this book is his son, Owen King, and they have come up with the brilliant idea titled Sleeping Beauties.
Before reading the synopsis below, think sci-fi, thriller, paranormal and the adjective – good.
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King. — from Amazon
Right now, this book can be pre-ordered, and foreseeing a film adaptation soon wouldn’t be out of question. These are the Kings, right?