Novels

False Memory

Advance Uncorrected Proofs

Release Date: 1999
Format: Trade paperback in plain wraps
Page Count: 627
States: “contains uncorrected page proofs”

UK Advance Reader’s Edition

Release Date: 1999
Format: Mass-market paperback
Page Count: 818
This edition is included because it contains no text or images stating that Dean is the author of the book; it is left to the reader to guess.

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: November 4, 1999
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Page Count: 626
ISBN-10: 0-7472-2057-3
Cover Price: £16.99
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

UK Trade Paperback

Release Date: November 4, 1999
Copyright: Copyright ©1999 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Page Count: 626
ISBN-10: 0-7472-7564-5
Cover Price: £9.99
States: States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 21”
(My copy odes not have a space between the 2 and the 1 in the number line.)

Limited Edition Hardcovers

Release Date: December 1999
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 by Dean Koontz
Dust Jacket Art: © 1999 Phil Parks
Publisher: CD Publications
Page Count: 747
States: “FIRST EDITION” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Illustrated by Phil Parks

Numbered

698 signed and numbered copies
Full leather bound with ribbon bookmark in slipcase
Original List Price:$150.00 (listed on dj)
ISBN:1-881475-47-6

Lettered

52 signed and lettered copies
Full leather bound with ribbon bookmark in traycase and additional illustrations
Original List Price:$400.00 (listed on dj)
ISBN:1-881475-98-0

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: December 28, 1999
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 627
ISBN-10: 0-553-10666-X
Cover Price: $26.95
States: “A Bantam Book / December 1999“ and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: December 1999
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 579
Book Club ID: #03242
A small UPC and ISBN (same as the trade HC) appears on the back of the dj.

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: December 28, 1999
Copyright: COPYRIGHT © 1999 DEAN KOONTZ
℗ 1999 RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: Unabridged / 21½ hours · 12 cassettes
ISBN-10: 0-553-47902-4
Cover Price: $39.95

Large Print

Release Date: November 28, 2000
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Page Count: 855

Hardcover

Original List Price:$26.95 (listed on dj)
ISBN:0-775-40970-X

Trade Paperback

Original List Price:$14.95 (listed on cover)
ISBN:0-375-72790-6

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: December 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 751
ISBN-10: 0-553-58022-1
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “Bantam paperback edition / December 2000” and “OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Unnumbered pages 753-778 contain and advertisement for and the first 15 pages of From the Corner of His Eye.

Audio (CD)

Release Date: October 9, 2007
Copyright: © 1999 by Fran Koontz
℗ 1999 Random House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: 21 hours, 30 minutes / 17 compact discs [Unabridged]
ISBN-13: 978-0-7393-4146-9
Cover Price: $49.95

Second Mass Market Paperback Edition

Release Date: July 1, 2008
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 751 + 17 unnumbered pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-59214-6
Cover Price: $4.99
States: “Bantam mass market reissue / July 2008” and “OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Contains the first chapter of The Face on unnumbered pages 757-765.

Premium Paperback

Release Date: June 26, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 751
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-53329-9
Cover Price: $9.99
States: “Bantam Books mass market edition: July 2012” and “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1”

Notes

False Memory bookmark (back)
False Memory bookmark (front)

A promotional bookmark for this title was released which promoted the paperback edition of Seize the Night on the back side.

The 10/01/99 issue of Library Journal contained a pull-out section from Random House which included an ad for this title.

A “collector’s edition” on CD was also made available through BooksOnTape.com. Cover price: $49.95.

The paperback edition of Seize the Night has unnumbered pages 447-456 including an advertisement for and the first eight pages of False Memory.

From Psychiatry in Law/Law in Psychiatry, Volume 2 by Ralph Slovenko
Bruner-Routledge, 2002, Chapter 12: Regulation of the Practice of Psychotherapy, p889

“In the popular novel False Memory, Dean Koontz wrote, ‘A therapist without finesse can easily, unwittingly implant false memories. Any hypnotized subject is vulnerable. And if the therapist has an agenda and isn’t ethical…’ Koontz’s psychiatrist is an utterly evil character with no sympathetic qualities whatsoever. Koontz clearly wished to portray him as a modern Satan (and he signals that at the outset by naming him Dr. Ahriman, the name of the Zoroastrian devil). He is the most frightening villain in any of Koontz’s novels. But the problem is not utterly evil characters; they are found out – much more difficult are the legions of well-intentioned therapists who unwittingly create the environments that foster false memories or other inept psychotherapy. In response to my inquiry, Koontz said:

“Indeed, there is need to set standards for those that want to use the term “psychotherapist.” But there should also be meaningful peer review and discipline for those erring practitioners who then meet the standards. Of course, the peer review and policing in the medical profession is all but an abject failure, so I’m not sure there is an easy solution. My feeling is that society needs to be weaned away from the dependency and blind trust in “experts” of all kinds, and that the average person needs to be better educated and then encouraged to trust more in his common sense. [Footnote: Personal communication (Jan. 14, 2001).]

“In 1910 Freud published a paper attaching what he called “wild analysis.” He expresses concern that the use of psychoanalytic theories by those untrained in psychoanalysis would cause harm…”

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Last updated on June 18th, 2018