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Sole Survivor

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Release Date: June 27, 2006
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: David Birney
Length: Unabridged on 10 CDs
ISBN-10: 1415931089

First Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: December 1997
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Page Count: 406
ISBN-10: 0-345-38437-7
Cover Price: $7.99
States: "First Ballantine Books Domestic Edition: December 1997” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

UK Advance Reader’s Edition

Release Date: 31 October 1996
Format: Trade paperback
Publisher: Headline
Page Count: 480 bound typescript pages

Unsigned

The edition does not state the author or title of the book. Letter issued with this edition describes a contest to guess the author of the book. The first 250 readers that guessed correctly received a signed and numbered edition of this edition.

Signed

250 signed and numbered copies of the advance edition.

Second Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: April 2000
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 403
ISBN-10: 0-553-58294-1
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “Bantam mass market edition / April 2000” and “WCD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
On the cover: “NOW A FOX-TV MINISERIES”

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: January 9, 1997
Publisher: Headline
Page Count: 312
ISBN-10: -7472-1756-4
Cover Price: £16.99
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Includes attached yellow ribbon bookmark.

Audio (MP3-CD)

Release Date: July 10, 2018
Copyright: © 1997 by Dean R. Koontz
℗ 2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Read By: Ryan Burke
Length: 1 disc / 12 hours : 1 minute of listening [UNABRIDGED]
ISBN-13: 978-1-5436-9882-4
Cover Price: $19.99

Premium Paperback

Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 403
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-53344-9
Cover Price: $9.99
States: "Bantam mass market edition: August 2012” and “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1”

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: January 29, 1997
Copyright: Copyright © 1997 by Dean Koontz
Copyright © 1997 by Random House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Read By: David Birney
Length: Unabridged: 12 Hours on 8 Cassettes
ISBN-10: 0-679-45277-X
Cover Price: $39.95

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: January 29, 1997
Copyright: Copyright © 1997 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 321
ISBN-10: 0-679-42526-8
Cover Price: $25.95
States: "First Edition"
600,000 copy first printing.

Large Print Trade Paperback

Release Date: January 29, 1997
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Page Count: 466
ISBN-10: 0-679-77415-7
Cover Price: $25.95
States: No statement of printing

Signed Trade Hardcover

Release Date: January 29, 1997 (assumed)
Format: Pre-signed copy of the trade hardcover edition.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN-10: 0-679-42526-8
Cover Price: $25.95
States: "First Edition"

Signature on tipped in sheet after the FFEB. Included a round silver sticker on front dj stating, “Signed by the Author”

For ordering purposes, it had its own ISBN (0-676-52202-5) though it was not listed on the book.

Advance Reader's Edition

Release Date: 1996
Format: Trade paperback of the trade hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 321
There were two printings of this ARC but no distinguishing markings between the two.

Notes

New York Times Bestseller List
Week                                                    Position
23 February 1997                                 4
02 March 1997                                      1
09 March 1997                                      1
16 March 1997                                      2
23 March 1997                                      2

Los Angeles Times Book Review, February 2, 1997, p. 12: Advertisement for Crown Books & Super Crown.  Features large graphic of Sole Survivor cover (b&w) with brief plot synopsis.

Entertainment Weekly, February 1, 1997, p. 64: Advertisement for Barnes & Noble.  Quarter-page ad featuring graphic of Sole Survivor cover with brief plot synopsis.

Publishers Weekly, February 24, 1997, p. 21: Column, Behind the Best sellers, Knopf’s Dynamic Duo. Discusses Knopf having two books on the bestseller lists at the same time.  One of the two is Sole Survivor.

Advance Magazine, Ingram Book Company, February 1997.  Cover features cover of Sole Survivor with “Koontz writes straight from today’s headlines!”

The Book Report, Barnes & Noble, February 1997.  Newsletter featuring reviews of upcoming publications for employees of Barnes & Noble. Sole Survivor reviewed on page 1.

Both the second and third paperback editions of Ticktock contain an advertisement for, and an excerpt of, the first five pages of Sole Survivor on the unnumbered pages 339-344.

Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today by Katherine Ramsland
HarperPrisim, October 1998, p121
”The City of Angels was a provocative setting in many ways for this international conference. Most people know it for Disneyland, Hollywood, the Simpson and Menendez trials, violent gangs, plastic surgeons behind every bush, and the highest per capita number of manifestations of deception and phoniness in the country. In fact, it’s a far more complex place. In his novel, Sole Survivor, Newport Beach resident Dean Koontz describes it thus: “The most glamorous, tackiest, most elegant, seediest, most clever, dumbest, most beautiful, ugliest, forward-looking, retro-thinking, altruistic, self-absorbed, deal-savvy, politically ignorant, artistic-minded, criminal-loving, meaning-obsessed, money-grubbing, laid-back, frantic city on the planet.”

Related items:

Letter that came with the UK ARC.
UK signed bookplate

Other editions”

UK Headline Mass Market Paperback 6th printing
Russian hardcover

 

Last updated on July 11th, 2018