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The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz is now online!

May 7, 2018

Welcome to the brand new online version of The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz!

What makes this version different than the previous two?

  1. This isn’t just a blog. The blog continues as part of this site, but there is SO MUCH MORE.
  2. This site contains the content of what was going to be in the many-years-late print book from Cemetery Dance Publications. There still may be a book someday, not for now, it’s all available to you, for free, here on this site.

Though today is the official launch date, there’s still a lot of content that’s not on the site yet. As of today, I’ve entered everything from G-Z with some exceptions.

For those of you that like stats, at the time of this post there are 445 guide entries containing 1,044 individual editions and the site as a whole has 1,270 images. By my estimates, only about 50% of the content is in the site right now.

Feel free to comment, submit new content, I just ask that you first read Noah Mitchell’s Foreword, my Introduction, the About the Guide page, and the FAQ, before asking too many questions. There are a lot of answers already on those pages.

In the weeks and months to come I’ll continue to enter more content slowly but surely. Be sure to keep an eye here, or on Facebook or Twitter for continuing news and new content announcements.

What’s New & Updated April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

Just a couple of items this week. For the record I do not have any opinion over the content over Mr. Myer’s book. Dean, blurbed it so I included it.

Eyes of Darkness Facebook Fact Check

April 4, 2021

Now if only Twitter would do the same…

What’s New & Updated March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

Well, release weeks always have a bunch of items to add. In this case it was mostly online events that Dean participated in recently. I was also able to fill a small hole in mu UK edition collection and Noah Mitchell found a bit of ephemera that I somehow missed all those years ago. Enjoy!

  • Cage of Night by Ed Gorman to Appendix G
  • From the Desk of Dean: The Other Emily – Available Now!
  • Night Chills UK Headline HC cover
  • The Other Emily
    • Trade hardcover
    • Promotional media
    • Board and endpaper photos
    • Differences between ARC & Trade HC
    • Added to Appendix H
  • Son of Endless Night (eBook) by John Farris to Appendix D
  • Events to Appendix B
    • A Conversation with Dean Koontz, Tuscon Festival of Books
    • An Evening with Dean Koontz, Harrogate Festivals
    • Dean Koontz in conversation with Michael Koryta
    • Author live Series with Dean Koontz, Amazon.com

Nameless & other news from this week’s Poisoned Pen chat

March 28, 2021

This past Tuesday, March 23rd, Dean sat down with author Michael Kroyta for a Facebook live chat sponsored by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. You can head on over to Facebook to watch the whole thing (embedding isnt’ working for some reason,) but here’s the important news that came out of this event.

  • There will be more limited editions “eventually” just not right now while he works with this new publisher.
  • Six more Nameless stories (Season 2) are in the works. Once those have been published as Amazon exclusive eBooks and audiobooks, there are plans for a single-volume print edition of all twelve stories.
  • The rights for additional Odd Thomas films have reverted to Dean.
  • There is a dog in the next book. (He did not say what the title of the next book is.

What’s New & Updated March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

Be sure to check out the neat little note on the Dark Harvest trade hardcover edition of The Servants of Twilight for an nice little conundrum.

What’s New & Updated March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

There are updates this week but you just can’t see them here. Turns out I never actually published last week’s update post so I just combined last week’s and this weeks into the now published March 8th post. The next update with new content will be on the 22nd.

In the meantime check out Dean’s recent interview as part of the Tucson Festival of Books by clicking on the image below.

What’s New & Updated March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021

Not much this week but I’d put money on you having never heard of at least one of these items.

What did Travis feed Einstein?

March 4, 2021

Not everyone knows that chocolate is bad for dogs. Turns out that back in 1986 when Dean wrote Watchers he didn’t know this either and had Travis feed Einstein a Hershey bar. (Chapter 1, part 3) But recently an eagle-eyed reader on Facebook noticed that in later editions Einstein eats a Planters Peanut Bar. So of course, you humble webmaster needed to try to figure out when this change was made. Here’s what I found:

1986 Hardcover: Hershey Bar
1988 Paperback: Hershey Bar
1998 Koontz Book Club Hardcover: Hershey Bar
2003 “Afterword paperback” (40th paperback printing): Planters Peanut Bar
2008 Trade paperback: Planters Peanut Bar

So it looks like the change was made in 2003. The Facebook commenter also said that “Lots of people wrote to him and set him straight.” but I have no current way to confirm this. If someone can find some sort of article or interview that does confirm that I’d love to have a copy sent my direction.

What’s New & Updated March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

What’s here is week may seem a little random but eagle-eyed readers will notice that most of it is fanzine content. Minor content I will admit, but this means I’m starting to dig through “that box” of content. Some of it is easy, like the items below, while others are way more complex, like letters responding to letters responding to letters. That takes time to just figure out how I can work it into this site’s format. So, I’m releasing this week’s updates early in the morning this week, with more “bigger” content set up for next week. Enjoy, and thanks for paying attention.

What’s New & Updated February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

What’s New & Updated February 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

Did you know Dean did an appearance in Chino, CA for the opening of a B. Dalton bookstore? Thanks to Kerry Cisneroz we do now.

Six more Nameless stories on the way.

February 14, 2021

Intensity & Relentless in The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

February 14, 2021

The Right Kind of Wrong (16:44-17:08)
The Right Kind of Wrong (16:45)
The Right Kind of Wrong (17:01)
The Right Kind of Wrong (17:08)

Film details @ IMDB

What’s New & Updated February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021

I’m getting this one posted earlier today as I have something else scheduled for today that is both exciting and nerve wracking. But the two items here this week are both significant. Enjoy.

  • Girl for a Gang full cover image and additional details
  • The Science-Fantasy Publisher: A Critical and Bibliographic History, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged by Jack L. Chalker & Mark Owings to Appendix B

What’s New & Updated February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

Doesn’t seem like much this week of one item is completely new while the other three all fill in gapes in some ultra rare items.

What’s New & Updated January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

I wish it hadn’t happened, I didn’t want to buy one, and I really hope that Dean had nothing to do with it, but yes, Headline in the UK released a printing of The Eyes of Darkness using the coronavirus as marketing copy on the cover.

What’s New & Updated January 18, 2021

January 18, 2021

I was just focusing on other things this week, so just one little piece of trivia courtesy of Dean’s twitter feed this week.

  • Whispers was the last novel Dean wrote on a typewriter

Rep. Ted Lieu is a Odd fan

January 12, 2021

Grogu’s even pointing right at a copy of Forever Odd.

What’s New & Updated January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Mostly images this week. If anyone can provide me with any information on Mr. Elswick I’d love to hear it. (At least there was a auction catalog for Art Stone.)

What’s New & Updated January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

This is what happens when I get three days off in the middle of the week and start digging through my “do deal with” bookmarks while watching TV. Heads up, if you like interviews, there’s a bunch of them here for your reading, listening, and watching pleasure.

  • “AARP Minute” & “The Dangerous World of Devoted” videos to Devoted
  • Anthony Dean to Appendix F
  • “Dean Koontz Inspires Hope in Latest Novel, Devoted” (Interview) to Appendix B
  • CAP Radio: Dean Koontz Takes Readers On A ‘Techno-Thriller’ Ride In His New ‘Jane Hawk’ Series to Appendix B
  • Dog Save the People podcast: Wondrous Again w/ Dean Koontz to Appendix B
  • The Eyes of Darkness Fontana UK mass market paperback cover
  • The Good Guy lettered edition photo
  • The Horror Writer: A Study of Craft and Identity in the Horror Genre by Joe Mynhardt to Appendix G
  • Framed autographed letter to House of Thunder
  • In conversation with Dean Koontz at Live Talks Los Angeles to Appendix B
  • In Laymon’s Terms lettered edition photo to Appendix G
  • Joshua Graham interviews Dean Koontz to Appendix B
  • Just One More Chapter Podcast #29: Dean Koontz to Appendix B
  • The Key to Midnight 1st UK mass market paperback cover
  • Megadeth tweet re: Megadeth Versus Godzilla
  • Nightmare Magazine interview to Appendix B
  • @Snarkyspice has an Odd Thomas tattoo
  • @elliotbebop has done some amazing alternate cover art for Odd Thomas
  • Unused VHS cover art for Phantoms by Christopher Ray Bullock
  • Suspense Magazine, Winter 2020 Short Q&A to Appendix B
  • The Warriors: Jailbreak to Appendix F