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Needed: The Darkest Evening of the Year large print statement

March 11, 2012

Large Print

November 27, 2007

Random House Large Print


ISBN-10: 0-739-32742-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-739-32742-5

Cover Price: $27.00

States: “”



Charnel House

March 2008

printed in Mona Lisa and Verdigris Fonts on 80lb. Dove Gray Mohawk Superfine paper



350 signed and numbered copies

Bound in Lavender Japanese Gokujyo–Saifu Silk, Black foil images on both front and back boards, Slipcased in Deep Blue Silver–Wave Silk

Original List Price:

ISBN: 0-927389-40-2

States: No statement of printing

Update 12/27/12:
Charnel House has provided me with the information regarding their editions. I am still looking for the large print information.

Needed: Frankenstein: City of Night audio cassette details

March 11, 2012

July 26, 2005
Random House Audio
Read by John Bedford Lloyd

XXX cassettes, XXX hours, unabridged
ISBN: 0-7393-
Cover Price: $

Needed: Frankenstein: Dead and Alive audio CD count

March 11, 2012

July 28, 2009
Random House Audio
X CDs, Approximately 8.25 hours, unabridged
ISBN: 0-7393-1717-2
Cover Price: $30.00

Needed: The Face large print cover price & printing statement

March 11, 2012

Large Print

May 27, 2003

Doubleday Home Library Large Print Edition


ISBN: 0-7394-3462-4

Cover Price:


Needed: Forever Odd audio details

March 11, 2012


November 29, 2005

Random House Audio




XX hours on XX cassettes

Cover Price: $39.95

ISBN: 0-7393-1558-7




XX hours on XX CDs

Cover Price: $44.95

ISBN: 0-7393-1559-5

Needed: From the Corner of His Eye bookseller edition details

March 11, 2012

I’m looking for the number of “bookseller” editions printed? (The leatherette edition.)

Also, there was a version given away in a content on the web site. Was it the same one as the bookseller edition?

Needed: The Richard Matheson Companion lettered edition ISBN

March 11, 2012

The Richard Matheson Companion

April 21, 2008

Gauntlet Press

Edited by Matthew R. Bradley and Stanley Wiater




ISBN-10: 1887368965

ISBN-13: 978-1887368964

Original list price: $50.00 (unsigned)

Original list price: $65.00 (signed by Richard Matheson, Matthew R. Bradley and Stanley Wiater)

Slipcase sold separately for $25.00




Original list price: $200

Signed by Harlan Ellison, Dennis Etchison, Ed Gorman, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Ketchum, Dean Koontz, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, William F. Nolan, F. Paul Wilson, Gahan Wilson, Richard Matheson, Matthew R. Bradley and Stanley Wiater.

Found: Lightning second large print edition original list price

March 11, 2012

Second Large Print (with Afterword)
December 12, 2007
Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series
Copyright © 1988 by Nkui, Inc.
Afterword copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7862-9873-0
ISBN-10: 0-7862-9873-1
Original List Price: $30.95
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
I finally just buckled down on this one and did a bunch more searching online. I found several catalog and bookseller sites that each independently listed $30.95 as the original list price. In my experience that sounds pretty accurate for large print hardcovers those days, so I’m going to go with that.

Needed: Velocity note pagination from large print edition

March 11, 2012

Velocity contains a short “note” by Dean. What page(s) is it on in the large print edition?

Needed: Velocity trade large print page count & printing statement

March 11, 2012

Hardcover Large Print
May 24, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by Dean Koontz
Random House Large Print

Cover Price: $29.00
ISBN: 0-375-43531-X

Needed: Mask & Prison of Ice UK first edition cover prices

March 11, 2012

The Mask – 1st UK PBO – Coronet – 1982 – Cover Price
Prison of Ice – 1st UK HC – W.H. Allen – 1977 – Cover Price

Dean re-returns to science ficiton

January 29, 2011

I recently discovered that in March of this year, the Nevermore comic series “Created by Dean Koontz” will be released by Dynamite, the current publishers of Dean’s Frankenstein comics. The interesting bit, is that none of the articles I’ve found online (1,2,3,4,5,6) mention that Nevermore #1 and #2 were previously released in March and June of 2009 respectively, by Dabel Brothers. (As I understand it, Dabel brothers went out of business shortly thereafter.) So the question is, will the first two issues of this “new” series be reprints of the original first two issues or not? Keep an eye out for further details as I find them. (Oh, and don’t miss the fact that there will be four different covers released for issue #1.)
Here are the images that I’ve been able to find online:

One more thing, an online article by Zac Turgeon is based on a “10 page preview” of issue #1. Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a copy of that?

Needed: Original publication of an interview by John Gilbert

January 17, 2011

The Summer 2006 issue of Useless News contains an interview titled “From the Graveyard of Forgotten Interviews” described as A few questions from a 1995 interview with John Gilbert.” I’m looking for any information on the original publication of this interview.

Needed: Reader's Digest of Great Britain

January 17, 2011

According to the Spring 2007 issue of Useless News “…as The Husband was pending publication, Dean did the following interview with Reader’s Digest of Great Britain.” Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Double the Odd

January 15, 2011

It looks like the major book clubs (New Literary Guild, SFCB, &tc.) are releasing an exclusive Dean Koontz title Double the Odd. The amusing part is that none of the sites selling it seem to have a description or a cover image available, just a release date of February 28, 2010. My guess is that it’s a two-in-on edition of In Odd We Trust and Odd Is On Our Side. My copy is on order and I’ll report as soon as I know anything else. If anyone has additional information please leave it in the comments.

Scanning problems

September 7, 2010

Well, it turns out that all the scans I’ve been doing over the past ten years (almost 900 of them) are all at a dpi (dots per inch, i.e. resolution) that’s too low for printing them in a book these days. So, at some point I’ll need to rescan everything at 300+ dpi. I’m thinking I might need to take a full week’s vacation from my day job just to focus on that.
In the mean time I created some new sample scans to send to CD just to make sure everything was ok. Well, yes and no. It seems that the 320dpi TIFF files I’m creating look just fine on both my Linux boxes (on which I’m doing the scanning) and several Windows Vista and 7 boxes. Once CD gets them however and opens them up on their Mac, they get a crappy image.
Here’s the original TIFF. The first screenshot below is what I see when I open it windows, the second is what CD’s seeing on a Mac. If I convert the TIFF to a JPG CD’s got no problem with it. However, I’d rather we all used the better TIFF image rather than downgrade them all to JPGs. If you’ve got any suggestions or tests we could run, please leave a comment.