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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 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

Ok folks, I’ve finally started digging into the fanzine content in earnest. This stuff is complicated on many levels. First off, Dean says that most of this content, without being specific about which content, isn’t actually by him. I’ve included his comments on the matter wherever appropriate. Second, I’ve listed relevant details and cross-references where I can which can force me to create other holding pages just to make the cross-reference work. Third, the letters. Ugh the letters. ‘Nuff said for now. Fourth, I’ve needed to add two whole new categories to the site: Art and Publisher. The former you can check out now, the latter will have to wait as I get further along. Just consider the placeholder page a massive tease for now.

Whats New & Updated January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Just the one item this week as I’ve been focusing on some other writing assignments and organizing the fanzines as most of them still need to be added to the site. I’m hoping to get to those soon.

Whats New & Updated January 6, 2020

January 6, 2020

Those Facebook memes about not knowing what day it was for the past two weeks due to the holidays… Yeah, that was totally me this past week.

  • “Dean Koontz is Anything but ‘Nameless'” to Appendix B
  • Cleaned up some image alignment issues on Appendix G

New Interview in December 2019 issue of Suspense Magazine

January 3, 2020

Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2019 Issue contains a new interview with Dean mostly around the release of Nameless. Check out the full issue on the Suspense Magazine web site. (It starts on page 105.)

Whats New & Updated December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019

A day late and not much. But hey, I warned you last week. Happy new year everyone!

  • H.P. Lovecraft Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq to Appendix G
  • Jeffrey Jones: The Definitive Reference update info on the Dark of the Woods page
  • One Door Away From Heaven, statement from Dean on previous film option
  • Science Fiction Collector #1 to the Star Quest page

The Night Window paperback release date

December 26, 2019

Night Window PPPK Amazon

Amazon has listed 25 February 2020 as release date for the (what I assume to be) premium paperback edition of The Night Window.

Whats New & Updated December 23, 2019

December 23, 2019

This week looks to have been Appendix week with a whole bunch of added ephemera content and additional images. Not sure how much I’ll get done over the next two weeks with the holidays, but I am taking some time off from the day job around New Year so let’s see what happens.

  • Children’s Hospital Seasons 6 & 7 cover image to Appendix G
  • Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials by Reza Negarestani to Appendix B
  • Dean Koontz a Writer’s Biography UK TPBK cover to Appendix A
  • Dean Koontz’s Terror Tales to Appendix F
  • Family Guy Volume One cover image to Appendix B
  • Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 15 cover image to Appendix F
  • Robot Chicken Season 4 cover image to Appendix B
  • Transformations and Science Fiction Rebels by Mike Ashley to Appendix G
  • Who’s Who in Science Fiction by Brian Ash cover images to Appendix G
  • Wondercon 2013 Program cover image to Appendix G
  • World Horror Convention 2013 Souvenir Book cover image to Appendix G

Meet the Thriller Author #86: Dean Koontz

December 21, 2019

A podcast from 12 November 2019. Not embed-able so you’ll need to head on over to the MTTA site to give it a listen.

Devoted is not Jane Hawk #6

December 21, 2019

Not sure which edition’s cover this is supposed to be but the link points to an page that lists this as “Jane Hawk 6” which it is not. More details as I discover them.

We all just bought Dean a very nice new $11.6 million house

December 21, 2019

Source: Dirt

Checkout out details and more photos via these articles:

Honest Trailers | It Chapter Two

December 16, 2019

Wait for it…

How Dean Koontz Proved Anyone Can Be a Bestseller

December 16, 2019

How did Dean Koontz sell 450 millions books? Hard work? Luck? Innate skill? Today we’ll take a look at his long road to becoming one of the world’s best selling authors.

Dean Koontz’s Terror Tales

December 16, 2019

Whats New & Updated December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

A whole bunch of randomness this week. Enjoy.

Dean’s latest statement on a third Chris Snow book

December 16, 2019

Dean’s Junior Year High School Yearbooks

December 13, 2019

Bedford (PA) High School, The Echo 1962

Whats New & Updated December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019

Looks like this was the week for updating appendices. It wasn’t planned, just how things worked out.

  • “According to Dean” for Children’s Hospital in Appendix B
  • The Echo 1959-1963, Bedford (PA) High School to Appendix A
  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature by Bran Stableford to Appendix B

Did Dean get the moon wrong in Velocity?

December 9, 2019

Jeff Cann has some criticism of how Dean described moon phases in Velocity. (Who am I to argue?)

This isn’t just a picture-book problem. As my kids grew, we moved into family story-time with chapter books. And moon mistakes remained a common occurrence. So frequent in fact, that whenever the moon was mentioned in a story, my kids fully expect me to stop reading to endorse or correct the description. It’s usually a correction.

I just read Dean Koontz’s Velocity. I don’t know that much about Koontz, I’m just starting to read his books. Based on the few Koontz books that I’ve read, I gather that many of the stories, like Velocity, take place primarily at night. References to the moon seem common.

And there it was. Mid-way through the book, Koontz steps into a great big, glaring, moon-phase error. Repeatedly. During a long night, Koontz uses the progress of the moon to chronicle passing time. The problem is that beginning at 1:00 a.m., he talks about the “thinnest silver shaving of a new moon.” This “fragile crescent” is high in the sky, and it’s pretty much up there all night. He makes two more references to this moon across the course of the chapter, the night.

Read the full article @ The Other Stuff

Dean’s High School Yearbooks

December 8, 2019

Once you know what to look for, they weren’t actually all that hard to find online. (Now, why hadn’t I thought to look before is a question I can’t answer.) I’ve also put my hands on an original physical copy of the 1962 yearbook from Bedford (PA) High School, which should be in my hands in a week or so. Of course, a photo will be posted. I’ll also be adding all of these to Appendix A shortly.

And the winner is…

December 8, 2019

Mike Dixon of North Carolina!

Mike, your book is all boxed up and will ship out in Monday’s mail.

Thanks to everyone who entered, especially those of you that left comments on the site.