Novels

Cold Fire (DRK)

Uncorrected Proof

Release Date: 1990
Format: Trade paperback in plain goldenrod wraps
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 382
States: “UNCORRECTED PROOF FOR LIMITED DISTRIBUTION” on the cover and “THESE ARE UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOFS BOUND FOR YOUR REVIEWING CONVIENENCE” on the first page.
Some proofs were released with an addition sticker on the cover mentioning book club and audio rights.

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: January 16, 1991
Copyright: Copyright © 1991 by Nkui, Inc.
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 382
ISBN-10: 0-399-13579-0
Cover Price: $22.95
States: “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10"
An unknown number of the trade release came with pre-signed bookplates (Putnam generic, not specific to this title) attached to the ffep.

Limited Edition Hardcover

Release Date: January 1991
Copyright: Copyright © 1991 by Nkui, Inc.
Slipcase, jacket and frontispiece illustration © 1991 by Don Brautigam
Interior paintings copyright © 1991 by Phil Parks
Format: 750 Signed, numbered, and slipcased copies
Publisher: Putnam
Page Count: 382
ISBN-10: 0-399-13591-X (not listed) / 0-399-13579-0 (on copyright page)
Original List Price: $150.00
States: “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: January 1991
Copyright: Copyright © 1991 by Nkui, Inc.
Format: Reprint of the trade hardcover edition
Page Count: 326
Book Club ID: #17914
Line across bottom of cover image is due to damage to my copy and not part of the artwork.

First audio cassette edition

Release Date: March 1991
Copyright: © 1991 Nkui, Inc.
℗ 1991 The Reader’s Chair
Publisher: The Reader's Chair
Read By: Carol Cowan and Michael Hanson
Length: 9 CASSETTES / 14 HOURS, 18 MINUTES [unabridged]
ISBN-10: 0-9624010-1-3
Cover Price: $39.95

large Print

Release Date: July 1991
Copyright: Copyright © 1991 by Nkui, Inc.
Cover illustration © 1991 by Don Brautigam
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Page Count: 652
States: No statement of printing

Hardcover

ISBN:1-56054-179-2

Trade paperback

Original List Price:$14.95 (listed on cover)
ISBN:1-56054-978-5

Second Audio Cassette

Release Date: December 7, 2004
Copyright: ©1991 Nkui, Inc.
℗1991 The Reader’s Chair
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Read By: Carol Cowan and Michael Hanson
Length: 9 Audio Cassettes / Approx. 16 hours [unabridged]
ISBN-10: 1-59355-336-6
Cover Price: $29.95

Notes

New York Time #1 bestseller, first three weeks of February 1991.

Eleventh of the top 15 fiction bestsellers of 1991.

Advertisement for the Audio appears on page 43 of the July 5, 1991 issue of Publishers Weekly, just two pages before the review.

The 24th mass-market paperback printing included a new Afterword. This afterword is also included in the trade paperback edition.

Reviews:

FOSOFX #191, June 1998 (p12) contains a sort review by Rodney Leighton. In what might be the shortest review of any Dean Koontz title ever, I’ll quote it in full here:

“One of Koontz’s poorer efforts, in my view.”

Other editions:

Proof w/ rights sticker
Mass market paperback 24th printing (Afterword)
UK trade hardcover (Headline)
UK BCE
German paperback

Last updated on August 20th, 2018