10 Questions for Stephen King

Stephen King gave his fans a fright in January when he told the Los Angeles Times he was going to retire. In 1999 he had a scare of another kind: he was struck by a minivan and nearly died. This month King, master of the horror novel, is publishing a collection of short stories, Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (Scribner). Is this really the final chapter? TIME's Andrea Sachs finds out.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? I can do all of the things I used to do, except that I do them slower.

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