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Original Demon Seed script

May 24, 2018

Look what arrived in my mail today!

MP3-CD Audiobooks

May 13, 2018

A few I originally missed back when they were released in 2016…

Seize the Night Lettered Edition

May 12, 2018

I received this lovely in the mail today. Picked it up for the original cover price too. Full details in the Seize the Night guide entry.

When Should You Put Yourself in an Agent’s Hands?

May 7, 2018

I’ve been looking for the original publication of this essay for quite a while now. Well, thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries and Ball State University, I was able to get my hands on a copy of The Basics of Writing & Selling Fiction, vol. 2 from 1984. Sadly, I do need to return it, but at least I now have a good scan in my files and a cover image in the guide.

I've got my work cut out for me

November 2, 2017

I recently received a CD containing what ended up being a 1.5″-high pile of pages of Koontz-related material from a super wonderful person who’s gone above and beyond to help me with this project. (I’m only being non-specific so people don’t just start contacting them for their own set.)

Anything of interest I find (starting with the the page on the top of the pile) will be added to the finished product. Of which, news should be coming relatively soon.

The City #119

June 23, 2017

Also in today’s mail: The City, copy #119 of 150 from Charnel House.

The Silent Corner – Barnes & Noble autographed edition (take 1)

June 23, 2017

Today I received my autographed copy of The Silent Corner from Barnes & Noble. Like previously autographed B&N copies, this one is a typical trade hardcover edition with a tipped-in autograph page and a different ISBN on the dust jacket; 9781101966198 in this case.

But, when I went to verify that, as with previous editions of this type, the ISBN on the copyright page is the same as the standard trade hardcover(9780345545992) I was in for a bit of a shock…
The first page after the autograph sheet is page 423, not a half title, full title, or copyright page. Continuing to flip through the book I found pages 424-452 then the “About the author” page. Next up: page 23 through the correctly placed pages 423-452 & “About the author.”

What it looks like is that the first signature has been accidentally replaced with the last signature; a total mis-binding of pages. (Please click on the link on the first “signature” in this paragraph if you’re not familiar with this term from the book binding world since what I don’t mean in this case is an autograph.)
In the end, I’ve ordered another copy and here’s hoping that this is a one-off and not something that was carried through a whole print run.
Of course, if anyone else has a copy like this, I’d love to know about it.

Two more Chinese editions added to my collection

May 8, 2017

Eyes of the Virgin blurb

March 5, 2017

Found another new (to me) Koontz blurb yesterday on the 2003
paperback edition of  Eyes of the Virgin by Thomas F. Monteleone.

Beastchild film that never happened & "House of Night"

March 4, 2017

Digging though Locus #82 from 1971 I found this little gem. First the fact that Beastchild had been optioned for either film or TV. (I’d previously not known that.) Second, Dean had sold the title House of Night to Bantam. In the end, House of Night was re-titled. Do you know what it ended up being published as? (This I did know.)

Side note: Notice the bit about Harlan Ellison working on a “film” of Demon With a Glass Hand? That ended up being a classic episode of The Outer Limits.

More old magazines added to the collection today

March 3, 2017

Today was a good mail day. Three (very) old issues of Locus and Bill Munster’s Footsteps #8.

Junkwaffel #3

February 15, 2017

My latest Vaughn Bodē / Dean Koontz find…

The Vaughn Bodē Index

February 12, 2017

Here’s another one that’s been on my want list for a while. Not that I couldn’t find a copy, just that most were selling for way more than I was willing to pay. Well, I’ve been going through it and let’s just say that I wish I’d not waited so long and that there are one or two previously unknown to me items now on the way to my collection. More details to follow.

World Horror Convention 2013 Souvenir Book

February 12, 2017

Finally pick up one of the 600 copies of this for a reasonable price.:

Here’s why.

Myopia Special #1

February 8, 2017

Relevant Links:

Recent additions to the collection

February 5, 2017

Will Wilder & Something Other Than God
(both containing Koontz blurbs on the back cover)

Odd Hours MP3-CD & CD

The Bestseller Code & Elijah
(BC mentions several Koontz titles & Elijah mentions Dean in the Acknowledgements)
Also, Saint Odd was dedicated to Frank Redman

Hideaway Laserdisc

September 2, 2016

Hideaway Laserdisc
Maybe most surprising is that they were still issuing films on Laserdisc in 1995…

WolrdCon finds

August 30, 2016

Dean Koontz items aren’t exactly the thing you go looking for at the World Science Fiction convention but that’s just what I did in the dealer’s room. Ok, there were a smattering of his old SF paperbacks but I don’t exactly need more copies of those. Here’s what I did find however. (The rest of my WorldCon photos can be found on Flickr.)
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Sole Survivor publisher promo material

May 12, 2016

Today’s arrival…
Sole Survivor promo material

Japanese Laserdiscs

May 5, 2016

Today’s arrivals:
Funhouse - Japanese Laserdisc Demon Seed - Japanese Laserdisc