Writer Stephen King and Humble Bundle are teaming up to release an exclusive short story referred to as “Crimson Display screen.” All pay-what-you-want proceeds (beginning at a $5 minimal) from “Crimson Display screen” will profit the American Civil Liberties Union whereas the story is offered, from September tenth via September sixteenth.
In addition to being notable as one of many latest entries in King’s prolific physique of labor, “Crimson Display screen” can also be the primary Humble Bundle Unique. Based mostly on what little has been shared of the plot, it actually sounds…attention-grabbing. The outline follows (emphasis mine): “The by no means earlier than printed story follows a cop who interrogates a deranged plumber who simply murdered his spouse, solely to find one thing way more insidious.”
I’m guessing King will not be referencing Mario (of the brothers Mario) right here — although his work has been rumored to have inspired the games — so this might contain precise plumbing adjoining homicide. Someway each extra and fewer scary.
So far as digital platforms are involved, King has a little bit of a historical past of tinkering with totally different launch methods. The novella Ur was exclusive to Amazon’s second-generation Kindle at launch. King’s relationship with Amazon would eventually sour as a result of firm’s aggressive techniques with writer Hachette. King has additionally chosen to skip ebook releases entirely previously. A minimum of with this Humble Bundle experiment, throwing some literary spaghetti on the wall is benefiting trigger.