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Oh the Horror: 8 Adaptation-ready Dean Koontz Books

December 21, 2015

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With a career spanning nearly fifty years thus far, a slew of bestsellers, and an extraordinarily prodigious bibliography, Dean Koontz is a household name for many. Known for his tight plotting, vivid prose, and page-turning suspense, his books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide and have been published in thirty-eight languages. Given his popularity and the cinematic style of his work, it’s no surprise that Koontz is one of the more widely adapted authors of his generation. From his earliest works like Shattered to more recent bestsellers like Odd Thomas, the imagination of Dean Koontz has proven to be fertile cinematic ground. But when you have a bibliography clocking in at over 100 titles, there are bound to be some overlooked gems in need of adaptation. With his latest novel, Ashley Bell,now on bookshelves, it’s the perfect time to talk about a few Dean Koontz favorites we’d love to see on the screen.

Read the complete list @ word&film and then leave your suggestions in the comments.

GoodReads Choice Awards 2015

December 20, 2015

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Guess which of Dean’s books won for best horror novel…

Andres Ponce Art For Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge #3

December 20, 2015

Bleeding Cool has some digital versions of pages from Storm Surge #3 in both inked and colored versions, sans text. Click through for other samples.
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The world before ‘Star Wars’

December 20, 2015

Demon Seed title film cellInspired in part by the Japanese subgenre of giant robot movies, the 1976 Korean animated feature Robot Taekwon V is a charmingly chintzy-looking cartoon about a heroic scientist who counters his evil counterpart by pitting his lone super-android against the villain’s mechanical army. When the Star Wars robots debuted a year later, they were so charming that they altered the way these kinds of characters were deployed in the years that followed. Pre-1977, robots in 1970s science-fiction movies tended to be personality-free tools of justice or weapons of war. Sometimes they were malicious in another way entirely, as in the 1973 thrillerWestworld and its 1976 sequel Futureworld, where advanced animatronic amusement park attractions develop sentience and begin to kill the guests. In that same sinister vein, the big-screen adaptation of Dean Koontz’s novel Demon Seed, released in April 1977, stars Julie Christie as a woman who gets impregnated by her estranged husband’s supercomputer.

Read the full article @ The Kernel.

Frankenstein: Storm Surge #3 preview

December 20, 2015

Back on the 15th Bleeding Cool had an “Exclusive” preview of the third issue of Frankenstein: Storm Surge. Funnily enough, Comic Book Resources had that same preview a day earlier. Click either link for all the images.
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That’s One Creepy Cover Andres Ponce Did For Frankenstein: Storm Surge #2

November 23, 2015

Frankenstein Storm Surge #2 sketch
More @ Bleeding Cool.

Dean's home to be moved to third place

November 23, 2015

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Dubbed Villa de Formosa as a tribute to the owner’s Taiwanese roots, the three-story house will have 52,000 square feet of living space and subterranean parking under one roof…
Currently, Orange County’s biggest single-family home is the Newport Coast compound owned by Hot Pockets millionaire Paul Merage. Building permit records show it has almost 45,000 square feet on 4.8 acres.
Author Dean Koontz’ Amazing Grace, a four-lot compound in Newport Coast, appears to be Orange County’s second biggest home, with 37,550 square feet of living space and parking, according to building permits.

Read the full article @ OCRegister.com

13 romantic horror movies for a spine-tingling Halloween season date night

October 17, 2015

logo - blastr (SyFy)Odd Thomas makes blastr’s list.

Andres Ponce’s Process Art For Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1

October 17, 2015

[Bleeding Cool has] some process art for Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1. The art is by Andres Ponce with colors by Mohan based on a script by Koontz andChuck Dixon.
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Preview of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1

October 17, 2015

FrankStormSurge01-Covs-600x900Nothing really new here but FlickeringMyth.com has some images and info about the first issue of the new Frankenstein comic.

Ashley Bell contest on Goodreads

October 17, 2015

ashley bellGoodreads is giving away a copies of Ashley Bell. You must enter by November 8th.

"Saint Odd by Dean Koontz – Now in Paperback" commercial

October 17, 2015

Frankenstein: Storm Surge #2 preview

August 19, 2015

FrankStormSurge02-Cov-A-Ponse-600x900DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: STORM SURGE #2 (OF 6)
Cover: Andres Ponce
Writer: Dean Koontz, Chuck Dixon
Art: Andres Ponce
Dean Koontz continues this all-new modern reimagination of the classic horror tale Frankenstein, created exclusively for comics! As Hurricane Shelley sends refugees fleeing like rats, Victor Frankenstein discovers that his portal to an alternate dimension has been used… and decides that the captive, animated head of Karloff must suffer for keeping its secrets. Meanwhile, Erika Five explores a whole new world, one with its own Karloff to question, a doppelganger just as treacherous as his namesake. Will Victor’s true motives stand revealed?
Source: BleedingCool.com

Reading lists: Who decides what your child reads?

August 18, 2015

There’s nothing like a “mom complains about a book her child is reading” to bring together my library world and my Dean Koontz world…

More @ WTSP.com

Dave Mustaine mentions Dean on Twitter

August 17, 2015

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Dean featured today by The Pulp Librarian

August 16, 2015

https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/632948162295152641
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"How to Write 10 Pages a Day" by Stephen King

August 15, 2015

It is totally minor, but King mentions Dean in his article “How to Write 10 Pages a Day” in the April 2001 issue of Writer’s Digest.
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Forbidden Panel Episode #137: Odd Thomas (and other topics)

August 1, 2015


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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

July 25, 2015

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1. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, narrated by Reese Witherspoon (Harper Audio)
2. Armada by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton (Random House Audio)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrated by Sissy Spacek (Harper Audio)
4. The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by B.C. Bray (Podium Publishing)
5. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian by E.L. James, narrated by Zachary Webber (Random House Audio)
6. Die Again: Rizzoli & Isles by Tess Gerritsen, narrated by Tanya Eby (Brilliance Audio)
7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louis Brealey and India Fisher (Penguin Audio)
8. Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag, narrated by David Colacci (Brilliance Audio)
9. You by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana (Simon & Schuster Audio)
10.The Funhouse by Dean Koontz, narrated by Karen Peakes (Brilliance Audio)

Source: The Houston Chronicle.

DC Comics artist discusses career, life and industry future

July 25, 2015

Frankenstein Vol2 No1 Virgin Variant CoverFans of DC Comics are no doubt familiar with the drawings of Brett Booth. And today they will get another dose of his creative ways when DC Comics releases “The Flash No. 42.”
Booth, who lives near Fort Hancock (about 50 miles east of El Paso) has worked on The X-Men, Fantastic Four and Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein.
He has also worked on some big names in the DC Universe, doing art for Teen Titans, Justice League of America, Nightwing and Batman/Superman, as well as The Flash, a mainstay in the DC Comics stable.

Red the full article @ The ElPaso Times.