The Stand is a epic novel written by Stephen King, originally published in 1978. The Stand includes the ideas of an earlier Stephen King story Night Surf, from the collection Night Shift.
In 1990 The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition was re-released. This re-released version contained text originally cut from the first release and new and revised sections. The setting of the novel was changed from 1975 to 1990.
A planned movie of The Stand was not produced, however a TV miniseries was created in 1994.