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Demon Seed on Blu-ray

February 12, 2017

According to blu-ray.com 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.

Author Dean Koontz Signs With Brillstein, Inkwell

January 9, 2017

Author Dean Koontz has signed with New York-based lit boutique Inkwell Management in all areas, and with Brillstein Entertainment Partners for film and television. Koontz, who has sold over 500 million books in 38 languages, has been without agency representation for several years, so look for him to become more active in having his thriller novels adapted. He had been and continues to be lawyered by Richard Heller at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. Inkwell’s Richard Pine and Kim Witherspoon, and Brillstein’s Jon Liebman and Missy Malkin are his new reps.

Read the full article @ Deadline Hollywood.
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Dean is one of the Fab 40

December 19, 2016

fab-40During a recent stop at George’s Song Shop in downtown Johnstown, I got some advice from the man himself.
John George, a local historian as well as a merchant and music buff, really liked a recent series in The Tribune-Democrat featuring individuals who had made their mark in the Johnstown region, or who were from here and had gone on to success in various fields.
You should turn that into a book, George suggested – then was pleased to learn that his idea was already in the works.
Now, the book “Fab 40” is available just in time for the holidays.
The title is actually a bit of a misnomer. “Fab 40” contains 80 profiles – 40 featuring local icons of sports and another 40 for individuals in entertainment, business and science.
Robin Quillon, publisher of both The Tribune-Democrat and Johnstown Magazine, was looking to produce a compact book in the “flip” format – two covers, two themes.
So, you can start reading “Fab 40” from either end.

Read the full article and order your copy @ TribDem.com

Gloria Reuben To Adapt Dean Koontz Novel ‘Dark Rivers Of The Heart’ For TV

October 3, 2016

Dark Rivers of the HeartMr. Robot‘s Gloria Reuben is teaming with Cathy Konrad’s Tree Line Film and Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Television to adapt Dean Koontz’s bestselling book Dark Rivers of the Heart for television…
“I’m delighted to be working with Gloria Reuben, and I’m no less delighted by the team that has coalesced around her. Television has become the ideal medium for long multiple-thread novels like Dark Rivers of the Heart, and I look forward to binge-watching this!” said Koontz.

Read the full article @ Deadline.

Frankenstein: Storm Surge graphic novel in Previews

August 1, 2016

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Forthcoming: Frankenstein Storm Surge graphic novel

July 18, 2016

Hardcover, 136p, 25 October 2016
And it looks like there’s both a trade and a “Signed Limited Edition” available for $24.95 & $39.99 respectively.
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…of Dean Koontz Fame

July 18, 2016

KolchakDemonOGN100From the Bleeding Cool article “Dan Brereton Covers Kolchak For Moonstone”:

Best-selling author Ed Gorman (of Dean Koontz’s “Frankenstein” fame) and Ricky Sprague pens this original graphic novel of demonic pandemonium.

Obviously the author of this article is not a big Ed Gorman fan.

Happy 71st Birthday Dean!

July 9, 2016

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Dean on Anton

June 20, 2016

ODD-THOMAS_movie-artWhen Stephen Sommers, the director, told me there was only one person he wanted for the role of Odd Thomas and that his choice was “the best actor of his generation,” I had never heard of Anton Yelchin. I was dubious. Then I educated myself and began to think Steve might have made a good choice. When I saw the finished film with a test audience, within five minutes, Anton had so knocked me out with his performance that I couldn’t see anyone else as Odd.

Read the full article @ DeanKoontz.com.

Anton Yelchin dies in a fatal traffic collision

June 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, his publicist, Jennifer Allen confirmed.

More @ AP.org

Latest MP3-CD Releases

June 11, 2016

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Dean Koontz Collection: The Moonlit Mind, Darkness Under the Sun, Demon Seed
Dean Koontz Collection: Watchers & Midnight

Fan Sues Dean Koontz for Signed Editions

May 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS (CN) – It’s not a book by Stephen King: It’s a lawsuit from a fan of Dean Koontz, who says the best-selling author refuses to return signed works the fan values at $188,000.
Raymond Davis sued Koontz on Monday in Clark County Court, alleging fraud, conversion, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
Davis says he acquired a large collection of Koontz’s books, many of them signed, through a friend, John Paul Bodner. Bodner gave his Koontz collection to Davis in 2012, and died a year later.

Full article @ Courthouse News Service

Final Stage make an appearance on WTF Bad Science Fiction Covers

March 20, 2016

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Full set of current US editions of Ashley Bell (+ 2 UK)

March 4, 2016

Ashley Bell 8 US & 2 UK
Left to Right: ARC, Trade HC, Barnes & Noble Trade HC, Target Trade HC, Large Print HC, BCE, CD, UK HC, UK Tpbk
This should have been posted ages ago but Target pulled a fast one on me and despite my having pre-ordered thier signed edition by months and using a legit CC, they finally told me my CC was bad and the book was no longer available. So, I had to pay a premium through ABE Books to get a copy. 🙁

Complete Worlds of IF now online @ the Internet Archive

February 28, 2016

You can check out the whole collection and read tons of amazing SF or you can zoom in on the issues containing “Dreambird,” “In the Shield,” and “Where the Beast Runs” if you don’t have the pleasure of owning print copies.
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Double Murder Ep 64: High Tension vs. Intensity

February 28, 2016

Double Murder PodcastDanny! and Tim are joined by Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions to talk about a very curious pair of films on this month’s episode of Double Murder: High Tension vs. Intensity!
High Tension (2003) is Alexandre Aja’s breakout slasher film. While the well-known twist can be very polarizing among horror fans, it is still a highly respected and launched Aja’s career. In it, a young woman finds herself stalking a killer who has taken her friend captive and murdered her family. It features some impressive and inventive kill scenes and lush cinematography.
Intensity (1997), though, is not as highly respected. It was a 2-part made-for-TV movie based off a book by Dean Koontz. It is notable in that it it stars Molly Parker and John C McGinley (who puts on an IMPRESSIVE performance as the antagonist), but other than that, it is a not particularly well-aged artifact of the 90’s. So why would we bother to review it here?
Because High Tension and Intensity have the same plot. Almost exactly.
Is this a case of horror plagiarism? Tune in to DOUBLE MURDER to learn more.

Dean Koontz: Here are 7 books everyone should read

January 31, 2016

IntellectualsThe first three are:

“Intellectuals” by Paul Johnson. The British historian tells the horrific and darkly funny personal stories of a dozen famous intellectuals, making the case that such people should never be in positions of power.
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. A hugely entertaining novel that explores the human toll when bad ideas and envy inspire the madness of crowds.
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury. A little stylistic masterpiece, a joyful celebration of the human spirit and of the English language.

Head on over to The Orange County Register for the rest of the list.