Nightmares & Dreamscapes

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes
First edition cover
AuthorStephen King
Cover artistRob Wood
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror, science fiction
Publication date
September 29, 1993
Media typePrint (hardcover)

Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a short story collection by writer Stephen King, published in 1993.


# Title Originally published in
1 "Dolan's Cadillac" Castle Rock, February—June 1985
2 "The End of the Whole Mess" October 1986 issue of Omni
3 "Suffer the Little Children" February 1972 issue of Cavalier
4 "The Night Flier" Prime Evil (1988)
5 "Popsy" Masques II (1987)
6 "It Grows on You" Fall 1973 issue of Marshroots
7 "Chattery Teeth" Fall 1992 issue of Cemetery Dance
8 "Dedication" Night Visions 5 (1988)
9 "The Moving Finger" December 1990 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
10 "Sneakers" Night Visions 5 (1988)
11 "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" Shock Rock (1992)
12 "Home Delivery" Book of the Dead (1989)
13 "Rainy Season" Spring 1989 issue of Midnight Graffiti
14 "My Pretty Pony" My Pretty Pony limited edition coffee table book (1989)
15 "Sorry, Right Number" Previously unpublished
16 "The Ten O'Clock People"
17 "Crouch End" New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980)
18 "The House on Maple Street" Previously unpublished
19 "The Fifth Quarter" April 1972 issue of Cavalier
20 "The Doctor's Case" The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1987)
21 "Umney's Last Case" Previously unpublished
22 "Head Down" April 16, 1990 issue of The New Yorker
23 "Brooklyn August" Io #10, 1971
24 "The Beggar and the Diamond" Previously unpublished


King dedicated this collection of stories to Thomas Williams, a writing instructor who taught for many years at the University of New Hampshire. Since the book's publication, King has singled out Williams' National Book Award-winning novel The Hair of Harold Roux as a favorite of his,[1] one he returns to "again and again."[2]

The dedication reads:

In memory of
poet, novelist, and
great American storyteller.


"The Night Flier" and "Dolan's Cadillac" were both adapted to films of the same respective names.[3][4] "Chattery Teeth" was adapted into a segment of the film Quicksilver Highway. "Sorry, Right Number" was telecast as an episode of Tales from the Darkside before it was published in Nightmares & Dreamscapes. "The Moving Finger" was adapted into an episode of the TV show Monsters. "Home Delivery" and "Rainy Season" were adapted into short films.

Television series[edit]

During the summer of 2006, TNT produced an eight-episode miniseries on various short stories by Stephen King. Although one may assume from the title that all of the episodes in the miniseries are from the collection of the same name, this is true for only five of the eight ("Battleground" was featured in Night Shift; "The Road Virus Heads North" and "Autopsy Room Four" appear in Everything's Eventual).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Parker, James (12 April 2011). "Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More". The Atlantic.
  2. ^ "Stephen King: By the Book". 4 June 2015 – via
  3. ^ The Night Flier at IMDb
  4. ^ Dolan's Cadillac at IMDb