Novels

A Darkness in My Soul (novel)

Market Paperback, First Printing

Release Date: June 1972
Copyright: Copyright ©, 1972, by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: DAW Books
Page Count: 124
SBN: UQ1012
Cover Price: 95¢
States: No statement of printing
Daw Books #12
Cover painting by Jack Gaughan
p126 contains ad for this book

Market Paperback, Third Printing

Release Date: June 1972
Copyright: Copyright ©, 1972, by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: DAW Books
Page Count: 124
ISBN-10: 0-87997-274-2
SBN: UY1274
Cover Price: $1.25
States: “FIRST PRINTING, JUNE 1972" and "3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9”
Cover painting by Josh Kirby

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: 1979
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Dennis Dobson
Page Count: 124
ISBN-10: 0 234 72108 1
Cover Price: £4.25
States: No statement of printing
Contains an advertisement for Time Thieves on back dj flap.

Notes

An expanded version of the short story “A Darkness in My Soul.”

“A Darkness In My Soul” original cover art painting by Jack Gaughan (16″x20″) is in my personal collection as of December 2020. I purchased this via a private sale from the previous owner. Click on the images to see full-sized versions.

A Darkness In My Soul - Josh Kirby cover art“Josh Kirby A Darkness In My Soul Paperback Cover Illustration Original Art (DAW, 1976). Created by the renown British cover artist as an alternate cover for a science fiction book from early in the career of renown writer Dean Koontz, this piece features an alien sitting on an elaborate throne. Rendered in Gouache on illustration board with an image size of 5.75″ x 9.75″. White label at the bottom right corner with light smudging, edge and corner wear. In Very Good condition.”
Heritage Auctions, LOT #15649, Sold for $3,360.00 on 20 July 2020

Other editions:

Darkness in My Soul & Starblood Russian hardcover

Last updated on July 19th, 2020