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The Scariest Thing I Know (DRK)

October Dreams II: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish (Trade Hardcover)

Release Date: March 2015
Copyright: Collection copyright © 2014 by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish
"The Scariest Thing I Know" copyright © 2000 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Page Count: 398
Appears on page(s): 61-65
ISBN-13: 978-1-58767-492-1
Cover Price: $40.00
States: States: “FIRST U.S. EDITION” and “Cemetery Dance Publications Edition 2014”
Six-hundred copies of this edition have an additional page preceding the half-title stating “This copy of the trade hardcover edition was purchased during a promotional preorder window and is one of 600 copies personally signed by the editors.”

October Dreams II: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish (Slipcased Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

Release Date: November 2017
Copyright: Collection copyright © 2014 by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish
"The Scariest Thing I Know" copyright © 2000 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Page Count: 508
Appears on page(s): 75-81
Cover Price: $150.00
States: “FIRST U.S. EDITION” and “Cemetery Dance Publications Limited Edition 2016”

450 signed and numbered copies (not signed by Dean)

As to why Dean didn’t sign the limited edition, also according to Brian Freeman: “He didn’t want to.” (Faceboook, November 16 at 1:00pm)

October Dreams II: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish (Deluxe Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition)

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Release Date: Not yet released
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Cover Price: $500.00
Original List Price:$40.00 (listed on dj)

Notes

The page count difference between the trade and limited editions are due solely to a larger font used in the limited edition. The content each edition are otherwise the same. According to Brian Freeman: “Larger font size because I wasn’t happy with the size in the trade edition.” (Facebook, 2 November 2016 at 12:05pm)


As to why Dean didn’t sign the limited edition, according to Brian Freeman “he didn’t want to.” (Faceboook, November 16 at 1:00p)


For those who have been curious, this should be the complete list of which authors signed:

SHEET #1: Nancy Holder, S.P. Miskowski, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, John Skipp, Whitley Strieber, Harry Shannon, Lisa Morton, Al Magliochetti, Glen Hirshberg, Roberta Lannes, Robert Morrish, Ray Garton

SHEET #2: Ian McDowell, James Newman, James Moore, Ronald Kelly, Nicole Cushing, Tim Waggoner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Stewart O’Nan, Al Sarrantonio, Matthew Costello, Karen Heuler

SHEET #3: Joe Lansdale. Bev Vincent, Nate Southard, Stephen Graham Jones, Melanie Tem, Michael McBride, Orrin Grey, M. Rickert, Tim Curran

SHEET #4 (with Numbering Line): Tina Callaghan, Michael Kelly, Gemma Files, Sephera Giron, Richard Gavin, Ronald Malfi, Elizabeth Massie, Richard Chizmar

Source: Brian Freeman, Cemetery Dance Forums, 11-29-2017, 07:08 PM

Last updated on March 28th, 2018