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Appendix I: UK First Editions

[NEEDS TO BE UPDATED BEFORE GOING LIVE]

In the main bibliography I did not include every first UK appearance, only those with bibliographical significance. Upon the request of many collectors interested in other UK firsts, I’ve included the following checklist. Each entry includes the title, edition, publisher, year and cover price. This list was supplied by Noah Mitchell.

* preceded the US edition

77 Shadow Street – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2012 – preceded by US edition – £18.99
The Bad Place – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1990 – £12.95
* By the Light of the Moon – 1st UK HC – Headline – 2002 – £18.99
Blood Risk – 1st UK HC – Arthur Barker – 1974 – £1.95
Breathless – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2010 – preceded by US edition – £17.99
Chase – 1st UK HC – Arthur Barker – 1974 – £1.95
Cold Fire – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1991 – £13.95
* Dark Rivers of the Heart – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1994 – £14.99
A Darkness In My Soul – 1st UK HC – Dennis Dobson – 1979 – £4.25
The Darkest Evening of the Year – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2008 – preceded by US edition – £17.99
*Darkness Comes – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1984 – £9.95
Demon Seed – 1st UK PBO – Corgi – 1977 – £0.70
*Demon Seed – 1st UK Revised Edition HC – Headline – 1997 – £16.99
The Door To December – by “Leigh Nichols” – 1st UK PBO – Fontana – 1987 – £3.50
The Door To December – by “Leigh Nichols” – 1st UK HC – Inner Circle – 1988 – £10.95
Dragonfly – 1st UK HC – Peter Davies – 1977 – £3.50
Dragon Tears – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1993 – £15.99
The Eyes of Darkness – 1st UK PBO – Fontana – 1982 – £1.50
The Eyes of Darkness – 1st UK HC – Judy Piatkus – 1982 – £7.50
The Face – 1st UK HC – Harper Collins – 2003 – £17.99
The Face of Fear – 1st UK HC – by “K.R. Dwyer” – Peter Davies – 1978 – £4.50
* False Memory – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1999 – £16.99
* Fear Nothing – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1997 – £16.99
Frankenstein: Dead and Alive – 1st UK mass market paperback original – HarperCollins – preceded by US edition – £6.99
Frankenstein: Lost Souls – 1st UK trade paperback original – HarperCollins – 2010 – preceded by US edition – £12.99
Frankenstein: The Dead Town – 1st UK trade paperback original – HarperCollins – 2011 – preceded by US edition – £12.99
* From the Corner of His Eye – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 2000 – £17.99
The Funhouse – 1st UK PBO – Sphere – 1981 – £1.25
The Funhouse – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1992 – £15.99
Hanging On – 1st UK HC – Barrie & Jenkins – 1974 – £2.50
Hideaway – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1992 – £14.99
The House of Thunder – 1st UK PBO – Fontana – 1983 – £1.75
The House of Thunder – 1st UK HC – Judy Piatkus – 1983 – £7.95
How To Write Best-Selling Fiction – 1st UK HC – Popular Press – 1981 – £8.95
*Icebound – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1994 – £16.99
*Intensity – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1995 – £14.99
The Key To Midnight – 1st UK PBO – Magnum – 1980 – £1.35
The Key To Midnight – 1st UK HC – Judy Piatkus – 1984 – £8.95
Lightning – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1988 – £11.95
The Mask – 1st UK PBO – Coronet – 1982 – ??
The Mask – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1989 – £12.95
Midnight – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1989 – £12.95
* Mr. Murder – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1993 – £16.99
Night Chills – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1977 – £4.95
Odd Apocalypse – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2012 – £14.99
Odd Hours – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2008 – preceded by US edition – £17.99
Odd Thomas – 1st UK HC – Harper Collins – 2004 – £17.99
Oddkins – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1988 – no printed price
* One Door Away from Heaven – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 2001 – £17.99
Phantoms – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1983 – £8.95
Prison of Ice – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1977 – ??
Santa’s Twin – 1st UK HC – Harper Collins – 1996 – £9.99
Relentless – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2009 – preceded by US edition – £17.99
* Seize the Night – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1998 – £16.99
The Servants of Twilight – 1st UK PBO – Fontana – 1985 – £1.95
The Servants of Twilight – 1st UK HC – Judy Piatkus – 1985 – £9.50
Shattered – 1st UK HC – Arthur Barker – 1974 – £1.95
Strangers – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1986 – £10.95
* Sole Survivor – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1997 – £16.99
Shadowfires – 1st UK HC – Collins – 1987 – £10.95
* Strange Highways – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1995 – £16.99
Surrounded – 1st UK HC – Arthur Barker – 1975 – £2.50
* TickTock – 1st UK HC – Headline Feature – 1995 – £16.99
Time Thieves – 1st UK HC – Dennis Dobson – 1977 – £3.75
Twilight Eyes – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1987 – £11.95
The Vision – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1988 – £12.95
The Voice of the Night – 1st UK HC – Robert Hale – 1981 – £6.50
Watchers – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1987 – £10.95
What the Night Knows – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2011 – preceded by US edition – £18.99
Whispers – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1981 – £7.95
* Winter Moon – 1st UK HC – Headline – 1993 – £16.99
Your Heart Belongs to Me – 1st UK HC – HarperCollins – 2009 – preceded by US edition – £17.99

DeanKoontz.com:
“No Dean Koontz book has been published anywhere overseas that has not been published in the U.S. first.” However, the asterisked titles in this list were actually released in the UK prior to the US edition, though in some cases as I recall by mere days.

According to Dean:
“MY British publishers, by contract, were not supposed to publish ahead of the U.S. publisher. If they did this with those books, both I and my American publishers were unaware that the true first edition wasn’t American. The only book we have given the British publisher the permission to publish days ahead of the U.S. is Odd Apocalypse because the 2012 Olympics and the many books inspired by it presented HarperCollins with difficulty finding a viable publication window later than mid-July.”
Source: Letter to the author