Richard Bachman name was created to keep the book market from being oversaturated with Stephen King titles. But Stephen King himself has said: "R. Bachman began his career not as a delusion but as a sheltered place where I could publish a few early books which I felt readers might like. Then he began to grow and come alive, as the creatures of a writer's imagination so frequently do. I began to imagine his life as a dairy farmer; his wife, the beautiful Claudia Inez Bachman..." Bachman's true identity remained a secret for many years, until a bookstore clerk did a little research and discovered who Bachman really was.
Bachman's official biography:
Born in New York, Richard Bachman's early years are a mystery. As a young man, Bachman served a four-year stint in the Coast Guard, which he then followed with 10 years in the merchant marine. Bachman finally settled down in rural central New Hampshire, where he ran a medium-sized dairy farm. He did his writing at night (he suffered from chronic insomnia) after the cows came home. Bachman and his wife, Claudia Inez Bachman, had one child, a boy, who died in an unfortunate, Stephen King-ish type accident at the age of 6. He apparently fell through a well and drowned. In 1982, a brain tumor was discovered near the base of Bachman's brain; tricky surgery removed it. Bachman however, didn't live long after that, dying suddenly in late 1985 of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia. 
The Running Man 
(Paperback) by Stephen King, Richard Bachman

Set in the year 2025, The Running Man is a frightening tale of a very sick society, fascinated by blood thirsty game  shows  where desperate individuals wager their  lives  for a  shot  at fabulous riches. From The Bachman Books by Stephen King writing as R. Bachman. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the film version due to open mid-July. Includes 8 pages of photos from the movie.

The Long Walk - by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
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Finally available in a single volume edition under Stephen King's name! In the near future, a young boy has been one of 100 selected to take the Long Walk--a deadly contest of endurance and determination, in which each step can literally be your last. Follow the contestants' tortured footsteps as they struggle with each other, and themselves, to survive the race. Includes the Introduction "The Importance of Being Bachman". Vintage King, this harrowing tale was originally published under the Richard Bachman pseudonym. 
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The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels: Rage, the Long Walk, Roadwork, the Running Man  - by Richard Bachman, Stephen King (Introduction)
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Four of Richard Bachman's eerie works are gathered here in a posthumous edition. They are
Rage, a story of stunning psychological horror about an "estra" ordinary high school student;
"The Long Walk," a contest with death; "Roadwork, a strange variation on the theme of
"Home Sweet Home"; and "The Running Man," where you bet your life--literally.
The Regulators - by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
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Bachman is really Stephen King, and The Regulators is a kind of companion novel to Desperation, which was published simultaneously. These books mark the return of the Stephen King of old; the Stephen King of The Stand and Pet Sematary, where good and evil were at war and blood and gore flowed through the pages. The companion novels center around a new personification of evil that goes by the name of Tak, unearthed by an evil mining company that's destroying the earth in the name of profit. In each, the characters and situations are altered as Stephen King plays with questions of identity and form. 
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