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What’s New & Updated November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Another small update but I’ve also got a line on some unique items. Neither will show up soon or maybe not at all but it’s too early to tell.

Last Dangerous Visions to be completed by J. Michael Straczynski

November 16, 2020

When Harlan Ellison died in 2018, he left behind a project that he’d long promised to complete: The Last Dangerous Visions, an infamous third anthology that would have followed his Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions anthologies.

Now, it looks like it’ll be completed, nearly half a century after its first intended publication date. Ellison’s friend and now estate executor J. Michael Straczynski (the creator of Babylon 5 and co-creator of Sense8) has promised that he’ll complete the anthology.

The Last Dangerous Visions is something of a white whale for Ellison. In 1967, he rounded up a number of authors writing in the genre and produced Dangerous Visions, an acclaimed anthology that included 33 original stories from authors such as Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl, Brian W. Aldiss, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Carol Emshwiller, and others. The anthology was hailed for pushing the boundaries of science fiction amidst the New Wave movement, and earned considerable praise from reviewers.

Notably, Straczynski says that there are several publishers who are interested in publishing the massive, three-volume anthology, although he’ll work on completing the entire project first before submitting it for publication, which he says will happen in March and April 2021.

Read the full article @ TOR.com

Crime Reads releases the cover and an excerpt from The Other Emily

November 16, 2020

The following is an exclusive excerpt from The Other Emily, by Dean Koontz. We are thrilled to reveal the cover of this gripping new thriller, which will be released in March 2021. It’s been ten years since Emily was presumed to have been killed by a serial killer, and her partner David is still determined to figure out what happened. But then he meets Maddison, a woman who seems exactly like the love he lost.

Read the excerpt @ Crime Reads

The end of limited editions?

November 16, 2020

According to Paul Worosello “Joe at Charnel House told me that he was not doing any of the new Koontz books. I figured it was a thing with his new publisher.”

I can’t say I have any special insight into Dean’s deal with Amazon but I can’t say I’m surprised that there’s a significant amount of exclusivity built into the deal.

Dean Koontz on Thriller Talk

November 13, 2020

12 November 2020
K.J. and Ryan launch the first episode of Thriller Talk with the prolific author Dean Koontz.

What’s New & Updated November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

The other writing project was submitted to the editor so other than what will most likely be a final post-edit read-through that’s done so I was able to get back to this “little’ project.

There’s just two new items this week but the first one’s a previously unknown find.

What’s isn’t New & Updated October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

I’ve got a big ol’ goose egg for you this week. As I mentioned last time around, I had to focus on a writing project this week.

What’s New & Updated October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

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  • Southern California News Group Newsmaker Series: A Conversation with Dean Koontz to Appendix B and the official recording to this blog post.

Dean’s Newport Beach home sold for $10.3 million

October 14, 2020

The living room. (Photo by Tim Carpenter)

The circa-1933 house fetched $10.325 million.

Designed by pioneering “Architect to the Stars” Paul R. Williams and later remodeled, this 3,400-square-foot residence with three bedrooms, five bathrooms and seamless indoor-outdoor living areas makes the most of its Balboa Peninsula Point location.

The two-story traditional-style home sits on an oversized 45-foot lot with a patio, dock and dock pavilion.

Most rooms offer a view of the harbor.

Koontz and his wife, Gerda, bought the house in September 1995, property records show, while the couple’s Newport Coast mega-mansion was under construction. In April, the compound sold to Stearns Lending founder Glenn Stearns for an all-time Orange County record of $50 million. The Koontzes held onto the smaller “beach house” for six years and spent “just 30 nights” there, the author wrote in “A Big Little Life.”

Source: The Orange County Register

Southern California News Group Newsmaker Series: A Conversation with Dean Koontz

October 14, 2020

Recorded live on October 13, 2020.

What’s New & Updated October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Yes folks it’s Elsewhere week. Oh, and two reviews from 1974.

The Kindle Chronicles #636: Dean Koontz

October 12, 2020

Dean Participating in the 2020 Miami Book Fair

October 9, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The complete fair schedule will be available at miamibookfair.com on Oct. 15. You’ll need to register there or at https://miamibookfaironline.com/. Starting Nov. 1 , registered fairgoers will be able to begin building their personal watchlists (like you do on Netflix). You can also complete a profile based on your interests, and the website will recommend authors to you. You’ll find out which events are live and which you can watch anytime.

And on Nov. 15, the site goes live.

Here are just a few of the confirmed authors who will appear at the fair this year:

Fiction: Lee Child; Kevin Kwan; Joyce Carol Oates; Terry McMillan; Ben Okri; Roddy Doyle; Dean Koontz; Mary Gordon; Nelson George.

Source: Miami Herald

Six more Nameless episodes on the way

October 8, 2020

Check out Dean saying that he’s working on six more Nameless stories starting at about 1:11:00 in the recent Otherppl podcast.

Dean on the Otherppl Podcast

October 8, 2020

Dean Koontz discusses Elsewhere with The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

October 6, 2020

Dean on the Writer’s Bone podcast

October 6, 2020

Dean on Amazon Live

October 5, 2020

Dean was on Amazon Live today. Did you miss it. For now the video is still available on Amazon.com.

What’s New & Updated October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

In what might be a first, the first US paperback edition of Devoted came out as a trade paperback, not a premium or mass market. Plus, I finally got my hands on an ARC of Elsewhere which is on its way to my shelves. It just so happens that they trade hardcover and CD editions of Elsewhere are in the mail as thy come out tomorrow. Lastly, Dean’s doing some online events this week (see earlier blog posts) to plan on next week’s update being very Elsewhere-centric.

  • Devoted trade paperback (formerly “paperback of unknown type”) and more marketing images
  • Elsewhere ARC, marketing images, and videos
  • Updated entry for A lizard named “Koontz” in Appendix G to include Gothic Blimp Works #3
  • Phantoms mention in Richard Laymon’s One Rainy Night

Dean on Amazon Live tomorrow

October 4, 2020