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Happy birthday Dean!

July 9, 2024

The Forest of Lost Souls ARC Pics

May 9, 2024

The Forest of Lost Souls ARC front
The Forest of Lost Souls ARC back

Phantoms 4K Blu-ray Collector’s Edition + Exclusive Poster

April 30, 2024

Shout! Factory
Ships by: 2024-07-16
Available in: US & Canada
Special Offer: Order from and get an EXCLUSIVE 18″ X 24″ ROLLED POSTER featuring the original theatrical artwork, available while supplies last!
Product Note: Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.

Rebecca Hall would love to remake Demon Seed

April 2, 2024

Originally posed on io9.

Dean’s signatures are getting shakier

March 13, 2024

It’s unfortunate, but age take a toll on us all. (image from a now closed eBay listing.)

What’s New & Updated February 4, 2024

February 4, 2024

Bad Weather Friend - MP3CD

The Bad Weather Friend has been released in print and MP3-CD. For some reason it’ll be a few weeks before the CD version is available.

The Bad Weather Friend free for prime members now

January 5, 2024

This is what happens when the publisher and the bookseller are one and the same. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can now get the Kindle version of The Bad Weather Friend for free. Click on the email screenshot below for the link.

2023.01.03 January First Reads books have arrived - Amazon email

The Forest of Lost Souls release date update

December 2, 2023

Forest of Lost Souls - Amazon temp

According to Amazon, the release date for The Forest of Lost Souls has been moved from July 16, 2024 to November 19, 2024.

What’s New & Updated October 29, 2023

October 29, 2023

By the Light of the Moon 2023 Kindle Cover

I’m getting back into the swing of things. This week I’ve got five updates for you.

What’s New & Updated October 22, 2023

October 22, 2023

From the Desk of Dean - cropped

Still recovering from my vacation so have just one new item this week.

What’s New & Updated October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

Deathrealm #21

A new essay, some ephemera, and some updates this week.

What’s New & Updated September 10, 2023

September 10, 2023

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan logo

Just a new audio interview this week. Sadly, the package I mentioned last week has yet to ship.

  • The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: Dean Koontz on His Life and His Work to Appendix B

What’s New & Updated August 27, 2023

August 27, 2023

Science Fiction Cinema Between Fantasy and Reality by Christine Cornea

A new edition and some film criticism this week.

  • After Death Large Print Hardcover
  • Excerpts from Science Fiction Cinema Between Fantasy and Reality by Christine Cornea to Demon Seed (Film)

What’s New & Updated August 20, 2023

August 20, 2023

From the Desk of Dean

Just one new newsletter essay this week.

What’s New & Updated August 13, 2023

August 13, 2023

AI generated image for "The Forest of Lost Souls"

New title announcement this week!

(The image for this post was generated using via the prompt “The Forest of Lost Souls”.)

New Novel Announced

July 26, 2023

Dean announced the title of the next book after The Bad Weather Friend on the This is Horror podcast last night. It is Going Home in the Dark. Continue listening through about the 10 minute mark for a synopsis. I’ve got to admit, it sounds a bit too much like Stephen King’s IT.

Happy Birthday, Dean!

July 9, 2023

What’s New & Updated June 4, 2023

June 4, 2023

Weird Fiction Review 11 Fall 2020

Heads up: Big changes are happening in June at my day job so I’ll do my best, but no promises.

  • “Shadows, Sadists, and Sandkings: The Modern Tale of Terror, 1967-1997” by Boyd White to Appendix A

What’s New & Updated May 21, 2023

May 21, 2023

Two small but interesting things this week, along with the correction found by an astute fan.

  • Phantoms mylar movie poster
  • Error correction: House of Night has been moved from Unpublished Works to a note for Demon Seed
  • Unused trade paperback cover art for Detours

What’s New & Updated April 9, 2023

April 9, 2023

Just one update this week, but it’s a minor detail that’s been eluding me for years. In other news, updates may be non-existent for the next few weeks as I’ll be on a much-needed vacation. (On which I hope to come back with a few new additions to my Koontz collection.)

  • New details regarding the unproduced 1989 film version of Phantoms