First edition paperback cover of Night Shift.

Night Shift: Excursions into Horror
 is the fifth book published by Stephen King, and his first collection of short stories. The book was released by Doubleday in February of 1978. Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most famous short stories were included in the collection.

Included Works

  1. "Jerusalem's Lot"
  2. "Graveyard Shift"
  3. "Night Surf"
  4. "I Am the Doorway"
  5. "The Mangler"
  6. "The Boogeyman"
  7. "Gray Matter"
  8. "Battleground"
  9. "Trucks"
  10. "Sometimes They Come Back"
  11. "Strawberry Spring"
  12. "The Ledge"
  13. "The Lawnmower Man"
  14. "Quitters, Inc."
  15. "I Know What You Need"
  16. "Children of the Corn"
  17. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"
  18. "The Man Who Loved Flowers"
  19. "One for the Road"
  20. "The Woman in the Room"


Short story collections
Night ShiftDifferent SeasonsSkeleton CrewFour Past Midnight
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Everything's EventualJust After Sunset
Full Dark, No StarsThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams