The Blog

Site News

What’s New & Updated December 3, 2023

December 3, 2023

Time Season 2 poster

Apologies for no update last week. There were things to announce but a combination of the holiday, and my day-job schedule led me to not publishing the post. So this week, here’s two week’s worth of updates.

What’s New & Updated November 19, 2023

November 19, 2023

Somehow Elsewhere’s large print edition was my second recent large print miss. Given all copies I can find online are ex-library copies, the cover image from one of my local libraries will have to do for now.

What’s New & Updated November 12, 2023

November 12, 2023

Just a single item this week.

  • New (July 2023) Phantoms Kindle cover art

What’s New & Updated November 5, 2023

November 5, 2023

Bad Weather Friend - Lettered Charnel House Image

This week’s updates are all about The Bad Weather Friend.

  • The release date has been pushed out to February 2, 2025 according to Amazon. The ARC lists January 23, 2024.
  • Charnel House has Numbered and Lettered editions up for sale.
  • Advance Reder’s Copies have hit the streets.

What’s New & Updated October 8, 2023

October 8, 2023

Odd Thomas MP3-CD

Heads up everyone, I’m on vacation this week, so no update next Monday.

What’s New & Updated September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023

Apologies for the lack of an update last week, I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Anyway, the item I’ve been teasing has arrived. It’s Koontz tangential, but still a cool item: The vinyl version of The Funhouse OST.

What’s New & Updated September 3, 2023

September 3, 2023

Just a single tiny update this week. But, assuming things ship and arrive as expected, a coll new item next week.

What’s New & Updated August 6, 2023

August 6, 2023

About the Authors logo

An estimated release date and two interviews this week. Those should keep you busy for a few hours.

What’s New & Updated July 30, 2023

July 30, 2023

Nova Express Summer 1990

This week: a new title, two interviews, and a classic fanzine review.

What’s New & Updated July 23, 2023

July 23, 2023

After Death HC

It’s release week again. After Death is now out. Let the reviews and interviews commence.

What’s New & Updated July 16, 2023

July 16, 2023

Just one new short interview this week.

  • “Author Dean Koontz probably had three more ideas for thrillers while you read this headline” by Chris Hewitt to Appendix B

What’s New & Updated July 9, 2023

July 9, 2023

After Death - ARC

Got my hands on an ARC of After Death This week. Not sure what this says about the current state of the Dean collecting market, but it was the lowest amount I’ve ever paid for an ARC of a forthcoming novel and the closest to release they’ve ever (seem to have) come available online.

  • After Death ARC
  • The Early Thrillers of Dean Koontz (additional details) in Appendix A
    (Appendix A has also been resorted into the proper order.)
  • “NOTE”

What’s New & Updated July 2, 2023

July 2, 2023

HWA Logo

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel with the day job, so here are a few tiny updates to get me back into the wing of things. (Yes, I’m an HWA member, for those wondering.)

  • “THIS JUSTIN: The Horror And The Humanity of Dean Koontz” to Appendix B
  • “HWA the Karen Lansdale Silver Hammer Award” to Appendix G(2)

What’s New & Updated June 11, 2023

June 11, 2023

After Death pre-order banner ad (June 2023)

This coming week will be the day job’s busiest of the month as we’re physically moving locations. I’ll continue to squeak out what I can here. Thanks for your continued support.

What’s New & Updated May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023

The Early Thrillers of Dean Koontz

A new newsletter and a new book about Dean. Don’t have the book in my collection yet, so details are minimal right now.

  • From the Desk of Dean: Koontz readers are better looking and better smelling
  • The Early Thrillers of Dean Koontz: Essays on the Evolution of a Writer, 1966-1997 to Appendix A

What’s New & Updated May 14, 2023

May 14, 2023

Just one small item this week but I do have a few interesting items in the queue for next week.

What’s New & Updated May 7, 2023

May 7, 2023

Not sure if I mentioned this previously, but about a month ago, I spoke with Karen Heller from the Washington Post on background for her then-forthcoming article about Dean. The article is now out and linked below. (I am not mentioned.)

What’s New & Updated April 30, 2023

April 30, 2023

I’m back from a long-planned vacation in Italy, and several days later, I’m almost recovered from jet lag. While I was gone, Amazon released the title of the next novel, The Bad Weather Friend, and Dean released a new column. Enjoy those, along with some other interesting finds.

What’s New & Updated April 2, 2023

April 2, 2023

The list is short this week, but the content is huge. Previously to this week, collectors, including myself, were aware of this one issue of Central Pennsylvania Trend magazine containing “The Terrible Weapon” by Dean. However, all I’d ever seen was a photocopy of the cover and the story. Amazingly, there’s a mint copy on eBay right now. (You can look, but as of this writing, it’s going for more than $1500. I’m no longer bidding.)

However, what we’ve learned from this sale is that not only was Dean listed as an “Associate Editor” for this issue, but also there’s an article titled “R and X Ratings” by our old friend K.R. Dwyer!

Check out the entries and some additional related photos via the links below.

What’s New & Updated March 26, 2023

March 26, 2023

Sorry, nothing new this week as I’m feeling a bit under the weather and my day job is kicking my butt. In the meantime enjoy this recent short video from Dean.