The Stand was a 20th century science fiction/horror novel by human author Steven King. It dealt with the effects of a global epidemic that decimates humanity. An immensely popular book in its time, it was recovered after the Eugenics Wars and remained a "classic" well into the 24th century.
Timothy Sinclair read The Stand, along with several other King novels, in the 2350s. Christina Canapp had also read it sometime before 2379. It had also been developed into a holonovel. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Dark Helix")