Stephen King publishes The Stand
The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King.
It re-works the scenario in his earlier short story, Night Surf. The novel was originally published in 1978 and was later re-released in 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition; King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the setting of the story from 1985 to 1990, and updated a few pop culture references accordingly.
The Stand was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 1979, and was adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC and a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.