Questions tagged [the-stand]

For questions about The Stand, a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by Stephen King. It was published in 1978.

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Why did everyone working on Project Blue die immediately where they were sitting or standing?

In The Stand, the virus which wipes out the population is shown over and over again to take 1-3 days to kill its victims. It shows up as cold symptoms which rapidly develop to lethal levels. But on ...
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What are the differences between the abridged and unabridged versions of The Stand?

There are two versions of Stephen King's The Stand ᠆ the original release (1978) and the "Complete and Uncut Edition" (1990). I tried Googling for the differences between them but only found bits and ...
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Why did the men have to go to Las Vegas in Stephen King's The Stand?

In her death bed, Mother Abagail tells the Free Zone Committee that the only way to defeat Randall Flagg is for Stuart, Glen, Ralph and Larry to walk all the way to Las Vegas. Once they (three of ...
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Where did the name “Captain Trips” come from?

Characters in The Stand start unanimously referring to Project Blue as "Captain Trips" about midway through the book. Problem is, I have no clue why they all came to that name. The only Captain Trips ...