Everything's Eventual

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Everything's Eventual
Everythings Eventual.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorStephen King
Cover artistMark Stutzman
CountryUnited States
Publication date
March 19, 2002
Media typePrint (hardcover)

Everything's Eventual is a collection of 11 short stories and 3 novellas by American writer Stephen King, published in 2002.


Title Originally published in
"Autopsy Room Four" Six Stories (1997)
"The Man in the Black Suit" October 31, 1994 issue of The New Yorker
"All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" January 29, 2001 issue of The New Yorker
"The Death of Jack Hamilton" December 24/31, 2001 issue of The New Yorker
"In the Deathroom" Blood and Smoke audiobook (1999)
"The Little Sisters of Eluria" Legends (1998)
"Everything's Eventual" October/November 1997 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
"L. T.'s Theory of Pets" Six Stories (1997)
"The Road Virus Heads North" 999 (1999)
"Lunch at the Gotham Café" Dark Love (1995)
"That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" June 22/29, 1998 issue of The New Yorker
"1408" Blood and Smoke audiobook (1999)
"Riding the Bullet" Riding the Bullet e-book (2000)
"Luckey Quarter" June 30/July 2, 1995 issue of USA Weekend

"The Little Sisters of Eluria" is part of The Dark Tower series.

Story order[edit]

In the introduction to the book, King describes the unusual method he used to sort the stories:

What I did was take all the spades out of a deck of cards plus a joker. Ace to King = 1-13. Joker = 14. I shuffled the cards and dealt them. The order in which they came out of the deck became the order of the stories, based on their position in the list my publisher sent me. And it actually created a very nice balance between the literary stories and the all-out screamers. I also added an explanatory note before or after each story, depending on which seemed the more fitting position. Next collection: selected by Tarot.

Audio versions[edit]

The audiobook versions of the stories in this collection are spread over several products.

Everything's Eventual: Five Dark Tales contains these stories:

The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales contains these stories:

Everything's Eventual: Volume 2 contains these stories:

Blood and Smoke contains these stories:

"Riding the Bullet" and "L. T.'s Theory of Pets" are available as individual single-story productions.


Of the stories King wrote for this book, two became movies and another is in the works. The novella Riding the Bullet became a direct-to-video film by the same name, released in 2004 and directed by Mick Garris, who made many films and TV miniseries of King's works, and the film 1408 (2007) appeared in theaters, starring John Cusack. "The Death of Jack Hamilton" was adapted for the screen for the first time as part of King's "Dollar Baby" deal,[1] and an official teaser trailer for the film was released on September 1, 2012, with an expected release date in 2013.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'The Death of Jack Hamilton' official movie website". Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ "'The Death of Jack Hamilton' official teaser trailer". Retrieved 16 September 2012.