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Important Announcement re: Facebook

February 12, 2023

I have been completely locked out of my Facebook account due to the inability to transfer 2FA tokens from an old phone that died to a new one. Sadly, I’m not alone and Facebook does not offer any solution to this problem. (Other than lots of sketchy “hackers” offering to help as long as I had over all my account information. That’s not gonna happen.)

Personally, I’d love to never use Facebook again, but losing access to the Facebook Page for this site is quite a loss. I’m still investigating and am holding out a tiny bit of hope, but who knows if/when I’ll get back in.

In the meantime, I’m still on the dumpster fire that is Twitter (@collectkoontz) so feel free to follow me over there.

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.

Throwback Thursday: Great Escapes New Designs for Home Theatres by Theo Kalomirakis

March 23, 2023

What’s New & Updated March 19, 2023

March 19, 2023

Things got the better of me this week, so there’s just one new essay this time.

Throwback Thursday: The Good Guy ARC

March 16, 2023

What’s New & Updated March 12, 2023

March 12, 2023

Poisoned Chalice by Pádraig Ó Méalóid - TPBK

This week: New cover art, new (to me) blurb, new edition, and more.

After Death cover art revealed

March 10, 2023

Throwback Thursday: Criminal Justice Through Science Ficiton

March 9, 2023

What’s New & Updated March 5, 2023

March 5, 2023

I did do a bunch of updates this week, but since these beautiful limited editions of Watchers arrived, I decide to just focus on those this week. Everything else I’ll put off announcing them until next week. Enjoy!

Watchers - Charnel House Lettered
Watchers – Charnel House Lettered
Watchers - Charnel House Numbered
Watchers – Charnel House Numbered

Throwback Thursday: Share the Warm Flesh

March 2, 2023

What’s New & Updated February 26, 2023

February 26, 2023

Yep, I’m still backlogged when it comes to adding interviews. Here’s a bunch more.

  • Updated gutter code details for the BCE of Darkfall
  • Devoted review in the Spring 2020 issue of Suspense Magazine
  • Letter to Margaret Duarte
  • “Tomes & Tones: Squarepusher Paired with Dean Koontz” to Odd Thomas
  • “No, Not That Critic” by Tracy Devine and related info to Relentless
  • Added to Appendix B
    • The Red Hot Chilli Writers Episode 44 – Dean Koontz, The Other Emily, the biggest selling authors of all time, and a brief history of the Bible
    • Suspense Radio: Interview with Dean Koontz
    • Meet the Thriller Author #93: Dean Koontz
    • Meet the Thriller Author #139: Dean Koontz
    • Meet the Thriller Author #187: Dean Koontz
    • National Review: The Bookmonger Podcast: “Dean Koontz on The Darkest Evening of the Year” & “Dean Koontz on What the Night Knows”
  • Added to Appendix G2
    • Breakfast in the Ruins by Barry N. Malzberg
    • The Decline of the Novel by Joseph Bottum

Throwback Thursday: The Crimson Witch

February 23, 2023

What’s New & Updated February 19, 2023

February 19, 2023

Fangoria #11

More interviews this week as I’m still digging out of my core list of “hey, get back to this” items. I fished watching all three In Search of Horror films, and I highly recommend them if you love 80s horror movies.

Throwback Thursday: The Intruder VHS

February 16, 2023

What’s New & Updated February 12, 2023

February 12, 2023

Dean’s been on quite the virtual promotional tour for The House at the End of the World, and I’ve been sitting on a bunch of bookmarked things for a while. Strap in; there is hours worth of content here.

  • The Big Dark Sky large print hardcover
  • Appendix B additions
    • 7 Common Story Structures You Can Use in Your Novel by Jerry Jenkins
    • The Action Catalyst Episode 413: Hilarious Catastrophe, with Dean Koontz (Author, Publishing, Writing, Business)
    • Advocates for Self Governance: Dean Koontz
    • The Companion Chronicles’, Dean Koontz Interview
    • Collecting Dean Koontz by Adrienne Rivera
    • Dean Koontz: ‘I threatened to leave publishers if they wouldn’t stop putting the word horror on my books’
    • Dean Koontz on How to Sell 500 Million Books and Why ChatGPT Will Never Replicate the “Soul” of the Human Author
    • This Is Horror Podcast 481: Dean Koontz on The House at the End of the World and Odd Thomas
  • From the Desk of Dean Koontz: Now Available – The House at the End of the World
  • Additional online ads for The House at the End of the World
  • Horror Drive-In: “The Big Dark Sky, by Dean Koontz,” Horror Drive-In to The Big Dark Sky
  • Raised to Walk: “Devoted by Dean Koontz: Transhumanism, Ethics, & Happiness” to Devoted
  • Appendix H updated

Throwback Thursday: The Bad Place promotional poster

February 9, 2023

What’s New & Updated February 5, 2023

February 5, 2023

Dean’s on his virtual promotional tour for The House at the End of the World, and the interviews are coming in daily, so I’m going to hold off a week and see if I can get all of them into one update. In the meantime, I was finally able to get all the stories in Strange Highways and Other Stories into the site.

Throwback Thursday: Intensity Uncorrected Proof

February 2, 2023

What’s New & Updated January 29, 2023

January 29, 2023

The House at the End of the World CD

It’s new release week again, so obviously that was my main focus. There are a bunch of related interviews and reviews in the queue too, so watch for those in the coming weeks.

Throwback Thursday: Whispers laserdisc

January 26, 2023

What’s New & Updated January 22, 2023

January 22, 2023

Whispers TR VCR

Two interviews & a foreign VCD this week. Upcoming: The House at the End of the World.

  • “Dean Koontz on His Latest Novel, His Favorite Villians and What’s Coming Up Next” to Appendix B
  • Turkish VCD of Whispers
  • “Writing Advice: Where You Write Makes a Difference” to Appendix B