Novels

Odd Thomas 1.0: Odd Thomas

Advance Readers Edition

Release Date: August 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Format: Trade paperback w/ trade hardcover cover art
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 399
Included a CD-ROM titled “A Conversation with Dean Koontz about ODD THOMAS”. (Image below)

Release Date: December 9, 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 399
ISBN-10: 0-553-80249-6
Cover Price: $26.95
States: “BVG 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
“A signed, limited edition has been privately printed by Charnel House.”

Large Print Hardcover

Release Date: December 9, 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Page Count: 592
ISBN-10: 0-375-43334-1
Cover Price: $28.95
States: “FIRST LARGE PRINT EDITION” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Mention of the Charnel House edition is not included.

Audiobook

Release Date: December 9, 2003
Copyright: © 2003 by Dean Koontz
℗ 2003 Ransom House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: David Aaron Baker
Length: Unabridged, Approximately 10.5 hours

Cassette

7 cassettes
Original List Price:$39.95
ISBN:0-7393-0819-X

CD

9 compact discs
Original List Price:$44.95
ISBN:0-7393-0176-4

Book Club Edition

Release Date: December 2003
Format: Reprint of the trade hardcover edition
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 302
Book Club ID: #1155073 & #61779
This is the first and only Dean Koontz BCE that I have ever seen with two book club ID numbers on the back.

Limited Editions

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Release Date: January & April 2004
Publisher: Charnel House

From ChanrelHouse.com:
“The book is an odd 12 inches high by 6 inches wide. The narrow text block is designed to resemble a bowling alley with page numbers on bowling pins at the top and lane markers at the bottom of the page. Each chapter opening initial capital letter is on a rolling bowling ball and the endleaves are score sheets. Seven custom type fonts and five spot hand drawings printed on luxurious 80lb. archival paper are used in the production of this book.”
“We have been working with the different options that are available in manufacturing the stainless steel for the lettered edition of ODD THOMAS and the book is now in production. After a prototype was constructed we decided against the fingerprint resistant coating. It was a great idea but it takes the mirror quality away from the steel. Cleaning directions will now be enclosed and we will even include a pair of white gloves for handling.”

The books did end up coming with a polishing cloth featuring the Charnel House logo and a pair of white gloves with “Odd Thomas” on one and “A Charnel House Book” on the other all within a plastic bag advertising Charnel House. Also included was a one-sheet regarding the steel finish, the gloves, and instructions on how to clean the book if necessary.

Numbered

500 signed and numbered copies
“Bound and slipcased in German Iris Linen with a hand applied label inset along the foredge of the front cover.”
Original List Price:$150.00

Lettered

26 signed and lettered copies
“Handbound in fingerprint resistant Diamond Quilted Stainless Steel custom made for this edition with a red Morocco leather spine stamped in silver, and housed in a hand made felt-lined slipcase.”
Original List Price:$1500.00

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: October 26, 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Drawing on page i © 2003 by Phil Parks
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 446 + 31 unnumbered pages
ISBN-10: 0-553-58449-9
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
First printing included the first chapter of Life Expectancy and a two-page advertisement for Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Book One: Prodigal Son on the unnumbered pages in the back of the book.

Trade Paperback (large)

Release Date: August 29, 2006
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 416
ISBN-10: 0-553-38428-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-68428-4
Cover Price: $14.00
States: "BVG 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"

Trade Paperback (small)

Release Date: unknown (see edition notes)
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 383
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-38428-4
Cover Price: $14.00
States: "BVG 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11"
Lists the same printing date as the large trade paperback but is smaller in size and is listed the 11th printing of that edition. Unfortunately, since it was releases as a new printing and not as a new edition, all online resources cross reference this edition with the large edition, and I am therefore unable to determine an accurate release date.

Large Print Trade Paperback

Release Date: March 27, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Page Count: 521
ISBN-13: 978-0-7393-7850-2
Cover Price: $27.00
States: “FIRST LARGE PRINT PAPERBACK EDITION” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Premium Paperback

Release Date: April 24, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 464
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-53342-5
Cover Price: $9.99
States: “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1” & “Bantam Books Mass Market Edition: May 2012”
Pages 450-463 contain chapter one of Odd Apocalypse.

Notes

The first chapter was printed in the first paperback printing of By the Light of the Moon.

This book was featured on the cover of The Literary Guild Insider. More details can be found in the ephemera appendix.

Odd Thomas was featured in Random House’s Library Bulletin which was included in the October 1, 2003 issue of Library Journal. More details can be found in the ephemera appendix.

This book mentions Caesar Zedd, Jr., the founder of “The Church of the Whispering Comet”. One would assume that this character is the son of the Caesar Zedd, writer of self-help books mentioned heavily in From the Corner of His Eye.

Related items:

ARC CD

Other Editions:

CD $19.99 Reissue
UK Mass Market Paperback
UK Trade Hardcover
UK Large Trade Paperback
UK ARC
UK Small Trade Paperback
Korean Trade Paperback
Brazilian Editions courtesy of Márcio Machado

 

Last updated on March 11th, 2019