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Stephen King Sets Release Date for Sequel to 'The Shining'

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Stephen King revealed the release date for his novel Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining, will be Sept. 24, 2013.

The author posted the news on his website this morning.

The Shining was published in 1977 and served as the basis for the hit 1980 movie starring Jack Nicholson

King previewed a portion of the book during a reading at George Mason University on Sept. 23, 2011.

A recap of the event said the book will follow Danny Torrance, the son from the original, into adulthood. 

According to i09, "Danny is a hospice worker who uses his powers to help ill patients to pass away without pain. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of a gang of wandering psychic vampires who feed on people's energy." 

See a video of King's reading here.