Its pretty well known in Stephen King fandom that most if not all of his works are connected through The Dark Tower series. But I'm curious if there are any of Stephen King's works which are explicitly not connected to The Dark Tower?

EDIT: Updated question to only ask for explicit examples that are not connected since there are many stories that it is unknown.

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    King has written literally hundreds of stories, the overwhelming majority of which bear zero obvious connection to the Dark Tower series of books'; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King_bibliography – Valorum Oct 16 '18 at 22:50
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    Obvious might be the word though – Adamant Oct 16 '18 at 23:25
  • Without defining what "connected" is supposed to mean here, the question doesn't make much sense. – Mithoron Oct 19 '18 at 18:55
  • @Mithoron I updated the question to link to the wikipedia entry for the Stephen King Multiverse. As I did originally mention "its pretty well known", I suppose I figured that anyone unfamiliar with the concept of the Stephen King Multiverse wouldn't have a prayer of answering the question. – sanpaco Oct 19 '18 at 19:14
  • Hmm, so "character are supposed to exist in same multiverse" it is? That's tenuous, but OK... – Mithoron Oct 19 '18 at 19:30

All King's writings are at least tenuously connected to The Dark Tower multiverse. The reason (which may, unfortunately, seem overly glib) is that the real world is one of the worlds that The Dark Tower cosmology touches. King himself is a character in the story, and real world events (most notably when he was hit by a minivan) are part of the narrative structure. Therefore, at a minimum, everything that Stephen King has ever written exists, in-multiverse, as writings.

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    This is a very good point! – sanpaco Oct 19 '18 at 19:15
  • And now my head hurts... – Zeiss Ikon Oct 19 '18 at 19:19
  • @ZeissIkon But not as much as it would after being hit by a minivan. – T.J.L. Oct 19 '18 at 19:32
  • He also decided to introduce characters from other stores into the Dark Tower. So, it's not even that certain books were connected to the Dark Tower when they were written but he decided to connect the dark tower to them. e.g. Dinky Earnshaw, Ted Brautigan, Father Callahan. – John Carrell Jul 25 '19 at 19:36

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