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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 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

Forthcoming book of critical essays on Dean’s work

January 4, 2021

According to MSU Today (December 20, 2019):

Hoppenstand’s research is focused on genre and formula studies in popular fiction, graphic novels and film. He has published twenty-four books, including nine scholarly reprint editions of classics novels for Signet Classics and Penguin Classics and over sixty scholarly articles on topics ranging from popular culture studies to literary and media studies.

His next two books to be published include an anthology of his essays on adventure literature and an edited collection of scholarly articles about thriller writer Dean Koontz.

I’m assuming it will be a book in this Critical Insights series from Salem Press as Mr. Hippenstand has already done one on Stephen King. I’ve reached out to the professor and will report back if I receive a response.

Dean appeared at a B. Dalton opening in 1988

January 4, 2021

According to Kerry Cisneroz:

“Newsboy Books was opened in the 1970s, and was originally called Chino Newsstand. In 1988 B. Dalton Bookseller, Chino’s first major chain bookstore, opened in the idle of the newly built Chino Town Square on Philadelphia Street and had huge selections of over 5,000 books and magazines. They had special guests at their grand opening, including author Dean Koontz. Free balloons and pencils were given away….life was still simple then, and people were excited about free balloons and pencils.”

I’ve reached out to Kerry to see if they have any additional information and will report back if I hear anything.

2020 in Review

January 3, 2021

Wondering what the stats for this site look like? We’ll here’s an overview of 2020’s stats.

What’s New & Updated December 28, 2020

December 28, 2020

Happy holidays everyone! Quiet times in Koontz collecting land. The UK trade paperback of Elsewhere is now out and Dean sent out a new “From the Desk of Dean” this past week. Both are linked to below.

What’s New & Updated December 21, 2020

December 21, 2020

I’m posting this update early today as I’ve got some other important day-job related things that need to be dealt with today. However, what’s here include two big ones. Enjoy and thanks for your continued support!

Recording of Dean on Hour 25

December 20, 2020

Looks like J. Michael Straczynski has made a copy of his Hour 25 interview with Dean available via his Patreon page.

I Love My Wife (But She Doesn’t Like Stephen King)

December 16, 2020

I don’t generally post anything that contributes to the silly King vs. Koontz idea, but this one’s clever, fun, and well done.

What’s New & Updated December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

Just one new item today but, to me at least, it’s a big one. (I was expecting another item in today’s mail but alas, it was delayed.)

What’s New & Updated December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

A bunch of super random items this week including a cut joke from a film, a TV mention, and some music.

Poor clipart choices

December 6, 2020

Sometimes I just love the covers of foreign translated editions of Dean’s work. Others are just horrible. This Icelandic translation of The Good Guy isn’t good or bad, but Chad on Twitter has a completely legit question.

Dean (Dane) gets a shout out on the new Saved By the Bell

December 5, 2020

Saved by the Bell (2020) s01e07: House Party

What’s New & Updated November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Previews, interviews, videos, and inscriptions. A big of a random set of new items today but more than I’ve been posting lately.

Dean Koontz on Thriller Talk

November 30, 2020

12 November 2020

What’s New & Updated November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US. Really not much else to say other than here’s two new items for your reference (and possible ordering pleasure.)

Don’t ask me for the lottery numbers

November 22, 2020

A few months ago I mentioned how I’d never previously seen a copy of The Drowned Man’s Reel for sale anywhere. Last week I questioned the release of any limited editions in the future. Well…

Here’s another copy of The Drowned Man’s Reel up for auction on eBay, and here’s the page to order the forthcoming limited edition of Devoted.