Novels

By the Light of the Moon

Advance Reading Copy

Release Date: November 2002
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Format: Trade paperback in plain blue wraps
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 431
States: “ADVANCE READING COPY” on cover
First page is a full-color reproduction of the trade hardcover dj illustration.

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: November 4, 2002
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Page Count: 373
ISBN-10: 0-7472-7073-2
Cover Price: £18.99
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: December 24, 2002
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 431
ISBN-10: 0-553-80143-0
Cover Price: $26.95
States: “A Bantam Book / December 2002” and “BVG 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: December 2002
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Format: Reprint of the trade hardcover edition
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 353
ISBN-10: 0-553-80143-0
Book Club ID: #54913

Large Print Book Club Edition

Release Date: December 2002
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 737
ISBN-10: 0-7394-3147-1
Book Club ID: #54954

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: December 24, 2002
Copyright: © 2002 by Dean Koontz
℗ 2002 Random House, Inc.
Original jacket illustration © Tom Hallman
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: 13 HOURS · 8 CASSETTES [Unabridged]
ISBN-10: 0-553-50271-9
SBN: RH 2009
Cover Price: $39.95

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: November 4, 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Cover art copyright © 2002 by Tim Hallman
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 460
ISBN-10: 0-553-58276-3
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1” and “Bantam Paperback Edition / November 2003”
Contains the first chapter of Odd Thomas on 13 unnumbered pages in the back of the book.

Audio (CD)

Release Date: February 6, 2007
Copyright: Original jacket illustration © Tom Hallman
© 2002 by Dean Koontz
℗ 2002 Random House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: 12 hours · 10 compact discs [unabridged]
ISBN-13: 978-0-7393-4139-1
Cover Price: $29.95

Premium Paperback

Release Date: May 29, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 2002 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 460
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-59327-3
Cover Price: $9.99
States: "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1" and "Bantam Book mass market edition: June 2012"

Notes

In my personal collection I have a copy of the Bantam hardcover edition that is more blue than green. At first I believed this was a case of Bantam having printed two different colored covers. However, in comparing the photo of Dean and Trixie on the dj back, I believe this to be a printing error that got through.

A full-page ad for this title appears on page 5 of the January/February 2003 issue of Pages: The Magazine for People Who Love Books. This issue also includes and article about Dean.

From The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror edited by Stephen Jones
Carroll & Graf, 2003, p3
”From Dean Koontz, By the Light of the Moon involved an artist and a female comedian caught up in a mad doctor’s bizarre experiments. It has a 525,000 first printing.”

Other Editions:

UK BCE
UK First Mass Market Paperback
UK Later Mass Market paperback

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Last updated on September 6th, 2018