Novels

From the Corner of His Eye

Uncorrected Proof

Release Date: 2000
Format: Trade paperback in plain red wraps
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 625
States: Cover: “consists of uncorrected page proofs”

Limited Advance Reading Copy

Release Date: 2000

Released after the ARC but before the trade hardcover edition

Black leatherette binding with silver lettering. Artwork of the trade hardcover on the front free endpaper (FFEP) and the rear endpaper.

Included letter from the publisher.

Signature on tipped in sheet between FFEP and the half-title page.

Shipped out to an undisclosed number of booksellers though unsubstantiated claims of 500 to 1000 copies have been made.

The Bantam trade edition mentioned the Charnel House limited but does not mention this one.

There was also a version given away via a contest on the Bantam web site. I do not know if that version is the same one as the bookseller edition.

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: November 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline
Page Count: 646
ISBN-10: 0-7472-7071-6
Cover Price: £17.99
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

UK Trade Paperback

Release Date: November 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline
Page Count: 646
ISBN-10: 0-7472-7074-0
Cover Price: 9.99
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: December 26, 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 622
ISBN-10: 0-553-80134-1
Cover Price: $26.95
States: “A Bantam Book / December 2000” and “RRC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
“A signed limited edition has been privately published by Charnel House”

Large Print Hardcover

Release Date: December 26, 2000
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Page Count: 1018
ISBN-10: 0-375-43094-6
Cover Price: $26.95
States: “1 3 5 6 9 10 8 6 4 2” and “FIRST LARGE PRINT EDITION”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: December 2006
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 588
Book Club ID: #33734
Includes small UPC and ISBN (same as trade hardcover) on back of dj

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: December 26, 2000
Copyright: © 2000 Dean Koontz
℗ 2000 Random House, Inc.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: Unabridged, approx. 22 hours ·13 cassettes
ISBN-10: 0-553-50269-7
Cover Price: $44.95

Limited Edition Hardcovers

Release Date: December 2001
Publisher: Charnel House
Page Count: 699
States: No statement of printing

Numbered

500 signed and numbered copies
Bound and slipcased in black Japanese silk.
Original List Price:$175.00
ISBN:0-927389-15-0

Lettered

26 signed and lettered copies
Bound in full black Morocco leather embedded with US minted quarters. Traycase bound in black Japanese silk. Book and traycase stamped in 22kt. Gold.
Original List Price:$1000.00
ISBN:0-927389-14-2

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: November 20, 2001
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 729
ISBN-10: 0-553-58274-7
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Includes the first chapter from One Door Away From Heaven on 15 unnumbered pages.

Audio (CD)

Release Date: November 13, 2007
Copyright: Original cover art: © Tom Hallman
© 2000 Dean Koontz
℗ 2000 Ransom House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: Stephen Lang
Length: 22 HOURS 18 COMPACT DISCS [unabridged]
ISBN-13: 978-0-7393-4148-3
Cover Price: $39.95

Premium Paperback

Release Date: May 29, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 731
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-59325-9
Cover Price: $9.99
States: "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1" and "Bantam Book mass market edition: June 2012"

Notes

“Team effort nabs Miller’s bestseller ‘Gone’” by Jonathan Bing, Variety, Date unknown
”Dean Koontz has just turned in his novel for Bantam, ‘From the Corner of His Eye.’ Described as a cross between a Patricia Highsmith novel and ‘The Sixth Sense,’ it will be shopped to Hollywood and to all foreign territories except the U.K.”

A brief excerpt of this title (five paragraphs) appears in the April 16, 2000 issue of the LA Times Book Review. (p8)

The January 2001 issue of Inside Borders, the newsletter of the Borders bookstore chain, contains an advertisement for the hardcover release of this title on page 16.

In the first paperback edition of False Memory, unnumbered pages 753-778 contain and advertisement for and the first 15 pages of From the Corner of His Eye.

Esquire, December 2001, “Gone” by Tom Junod, p152:
“What sustained him now-his only prayer-was what he did every night before sleep, something he’d read about in a novel by Dean Koontz, oh, he couldn’t remember the name, but it was about this retarded kid who had psychic ability, who imagined his thoughts as a string fed out into the world, and if any- one touched the string, he could talk to them and so every night Jason would visualize his thoughts as a string floating through the air and whoever touched it, well, it would always be Jessica. Kaitlyn was too young, but Jason figured that if he could just get Jessica to touch the string, she could always tell Kaitlyn that they once had a daddy, even if he never made it home…”

The lettered edition was honored as the “Most collectable book of the year – 2001” in the 14th annual collector’s awards presented by Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, A.B.A.A. A full-page ad announcing this, and other award winners appears on page 17 of the January 2002 issue of Locus. (Issue #492, Vol. 48, No.1)

Other editions:

Brazilian trade paperback courtesy of Márcio Machado

Related items:

LA Times Book Review April 16, 2000
Letter sent with the limited ARC
Esquire, December 2001

Last updated on August 13th, 2018