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March 13, 2017

Hey, did you all know that Perilehion relaunched back in November as an online SF magazine? Sadly, it does not include an archive from back in the day.

The Silent Corner release date moved again

March 12, 2017

I just received an e-mail from Amazon indicating that the release date for The Silent Corner has been reset back to its original release date of 6 June 2017. The listing on their site has been updated accordingly and we’re back to the date listed on the ARC. (The paper edition of which arrived at my home yesterday.)

No pre-signed editions of The Silent Corner?

March 12, 2017

The last several titles Dean’s released (Saint Odd and Ashely Bell off the top of my head,) have had pre-signed editions come out from stores like Barnes & Noble and Target. So far, with the release just a few months away, there are not (yet?) signed editions listed at either of these stores. This has me wondering if there’ll just be a standard trade edition released. I’ll keep you posted if/when more information becomes available.

Blood Risk as by Dean Koontz?

March 5, 2017

An lastly of this week’s finds we have Locus #115, 23 June 1972…

In this case Dean has sold Blood Risk  to Bobbs-Merrill. Oddly enough, it doesn’t mention the Brian Coffey pseudonym implying, to me, that this was another title that was originally intended to come out under his own name originally. (And to this day, it still hasn’t.)

Beatschild film part 2 & Shattered originally as by Dean Koontz?

March 5, 2017

Continuing to work my way through some recent finds we come to Locus #120, 25 August 1972…

According to this this issue the option on the yet to be filmed Beastchild was renewed at least once and, maybe more interestingly, Shattered had been sold to Random House “under [his] own name.” In the end, as we all know it came out under the K.R. Dwyer pseudonym. I wonder what happened there.

Enter to win an ARC of The Silent Corner

March 5, 2017

goodreads is giving away 25 ARCs of The Silent Corner and you’ve got just a little more than two days left to enter.

Reselling lawsuit dismissed

March 5, 2017

A follow-up to this story
LAS VEGAS (CN) – Best-selling author Dean Koontz doesn’t directly do business in Nevada and can’t be sued on fraud claims by a Nevadan who says Koontz kept valuable signed works instead of selling them.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro dismissed a complaint filed by Raymond Davis that accused Koontz of keeping a valuable collection of signed literature formerly owned by John Paul Bodner.
Koontz and Davis were mutual friends with Bodner, who passed away in 2012.
Davis said Bodner gave him a collection books written by Koontz, many of which the author signed.
Davis said he sought his help in selling them, and Koontz agreed to sell them on consignment in 2013.
But instead of selling the books, Davis said Koontz kept them and refuses to return them. Davis sued Koontz last year, and accused the author of fraud, conversion and unjust enrichment.
Koontz sought dismissal due to a lack of personal jurisdiction.

Navarro dismissed Davis’ claim without prejudice, noting he could request permission to amend his complaint.

Read the full article @ Courthouse News Service.

Films Into Books -or- There's more than one John Hill in the world

March 5, 2017

There are a lot of reference books out there that were very useful in the pre-Internet days and they we marketed to, and mostly sold to libraries. Here’s one of them form 1995:

Beyond a very long bibliography of film and TV novelizations there’s essays on authors ranging from Piers Anthony to Robert Block to John Jakes. Dean gets two mentions in the first chapter since he wrote the novelization of The Funhouse.

Sadly, this book also includes some mis-information:

Just as Dean didn’t write Stolen Thunder under the pseudonym David Axton (Prison of Ice), there’s never been any proof that he wrote the novelization for the film Heartbeeps under the name John Hill (The Long Sleep.)
For reference, here’s the paperback in question:

Working with Vaughn Bodé

February 26, 2017

I don’t know exactly what project this book (originally from 1974) is referring to but that paragraph is a quote from Dean. It may be referring to an unreleased screenplay based on Bodé’s The Amorous Adventures of Puck, of which previously I don’t believe I’ve mentioned on this blog.

The Whispering Room

February 26, 2017

From the end of The Silent Corner ARC. This is all I’m going to share. I’ve found no release date at this point.

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Cora Gundersun walked through seething fire without being burned, nor did her white dress burst into flames. She was not afraid, but instead exhilarated, and the many admiring people witnessing this spectacle gaped in amazement, their expressions of astonishment flickering with reflections of the flames. They called out to her not in alarm, but in wonder, with a note of veneration in their voices, so that Cora felt equally thrilled and humbled that she had been made invulnerable.

The Inspire 1 Pro drone

February 25, 2017

You’ll understand eventually.

The Silent Corner ARCs

February 24, 2017

In case you haven’t noticed ARCs for The Silent Corner are starting to appear both in print (eBay) and electronically. Just got my eARC and will be starting it momentarily. Here’s one bit I will tease you with:

The Silent Corner: Those who are truly off the grid and cannot be tracked by any technology, yet are able to move about freely and use the Internet, are said to be in the silent corner.

Given my technology background my hopes are suddenly much higher than they were before. Echos of Dark Rivers of the Heart anyone?

The Silent Corner updates

February 20, 2017

Two items of note:

  1. Amazon is now listing a release date of May 30, a move up a week from the previously listed June 6.
  2. Charnel House will be releasing editions(?) in July. No further details look to be available at this time.

Black River sequel due out in April

February 20, 2017

According to the Charnel House site the following will be released in April:

BLACK RIVER: I’ll Be Watching Over You
by Dean Koontz

This is the only mention of this title I can find anywhere. Does anyone else know anything about this?

The Silent Corner UK cover art

February 17, 2017

Just posted on Dean’s Facebook page.

Demon Seed Blu-ray pre-ordering available

February 17, 2017

The Demon Seed Blu-ray if now available for pre-ordering on with a list price of $21.99 and a release date of March 14, 2017.

Demon Seed on Blu-ray

February 12, 2017

According to Demon Seed will finally be release on Blu-ray in “early 2017.” Sadly, the trailer seems to be the only content beyond the film. More details to follow as they become available. (Thanks to Noah for the heads up.)

The Whispering Room

February 10, 2017

Did you see this on Dean’s blog post about The Silent Corner?

I had so much fun with Jane that I knew at the end of THE SILENT CORNER that I had only begun to peel the layers of this fascinating character. I have now finished the second book with her, THE WHISPERING ROOM, and I had even more fun with this one. What Jane has to face this time is beyond daunting, beyond just terrifying, and had me anxiety breathing through the last half of the book. Elsa, our dog, had to calm me by giving me belly rubs, a rather embarrassing role reversal.

There’s no Amazon listing or any other I can find but I’ll be sure to post more as info is released.

(Revised) The Silent Corner cover art released

February 5, 2017

Suspense Magazine interview

January 9, 2017

The November/December 2016 issue of the online-only Suspense Magazine has a new interview with Dean. You can read the whole issue online here.