See Also: Afterword to Demon Seed – Revised Demon Seed - Revised Edition Demon Seed (Film) Demon Seed (Screenplay) New Afterword to Demon Seed – Revised Dean Koontz - Collection: The Moonlit Mind, Darkness Under the Sun, Demon Seed Dean Koontz Thriller Collection Dean Koontz: Three Complete Novels (1998)
Mass Market Paperback - First printing
Mass Market Paperback - Second Printing
Cover Photos © 1977 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Front and back covers have photos from the film.
Lists “Dean R. Koontz” on both cover and title page.
From “Dean’s Drive or Some Days in the Life of a Another Writer”
p11: “Writer is now investigating suspense-mystery-gothic fields in which he is also working. He is especially fond of the suspense form where he feels he is actually doing something unique and creative. Now, too, he turns to another experimental sf novel HOUSE OF NIGHT, which-at this writing-he has just finished and is hunting a market for. Times have gotten rough again. He would turn to porno, but porno is dead and he can’t stand writing it anymore. Besides, Ted White from his Olympus has once publicly criticized the writer for writing porn and may return with even more insidious attacks.”
“My title was HOUSE OF NIGHT. Editor said it sounded like a novel about a house of prostitution. He said DEMON SEED sounded less risqué. Go figure.”
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Listed under on page 72 Books Received in Richard E. Geis’ The Alien Critic #6, (May) 1976
A brief review appears on page 79 in Richard E. Geis’ Science Fiction Review #21 (May 1977) which calls it a “novelization” of the film. This is corrected in issue #22. See Demon Seed (film).
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