May 27, 2019
A bunch of odds & ends again this week with an answer to the question about the source of that art print I posted earlier this week. I’ve got a day off tomorrow so here’s hoping I can get a some of the Frankenstein entries knocked out.
- The Book of Books
- Confrontation by Kevin Davies
- Guide pages for the Frankenstein novels. Edition entries forthcoming.
- Hideaway Blu-ray, trailer, and promotional video
- “Kittens” (revised) in Exit Wounds
- The Silent Corner Target signed edition w/ red sticker
May 24, 2019
Any recognize this? It an illustration for a piece by Dean. Do you recognize it? If so, or just have a guess, leave it in the comments. I’ll post the details in Monday’s site update. (Also, please excuse the reflection. I’ll try to get a better photo over the weekend.)
May 20, 2019
Just when I think I know about almost everything, something from more than 20 years ago appears in my inbox. This never gets boring.
- “The Black Pumpkin”, October Dreams Artist Edition
- Dark Rivers of the Heart (Excerpt)
- I am in receipt of your letter to my publisher…
- The Night Window Trade HC, Audio CD, and MP3-CD
- A Note From Dean (The Night Window)
- A Note From Dean (Strangers TV)
May 19, 2019
May 13, 2019
Hey, I forgot to mention last week that this site’s one year old! Thanks for everyone’s support. And in case you were living under a rock, The Night Window comes out tomorrow so look for an update page for that title in next week’s update.
- “Big Announcement from Dean”
- Citations for the law journal articles mentioned in the “In regard to Rodney Leighton’s comments about Dark Rivers of the Heart” letter.
- Fear That Man review in BeABohema #7
- Various videos added to the page for The Funhouse film including trailers and an interview with director Tobe Hooper.
- Useless News, Spring 2019
- All of the Useless News issues should be in their proper release-order now.
May 13, 2019
Dean reprinted an interview under the title “Jane Hawk Interview” in the Spring 2019 issue of Useless News. The intro mentions that it was originally printed in a magazine titled “Krimi.” Turns out, as far as I can tell, the source is the online publication “Krimi Couch” [Crime Couch] and the interview in the original Greman can be foudn @ https://www.krimi-couch.de/magazin/interview/04-2019-dean-koontz/.
May 11, 2019
May 9, 2019
Hideaway has finally received a Blu-ray release from Cinema Cult. Sadly, for me at least, it’s Region 2, so it’s not going to play in the US without some jiggering of your hardware/software. (Amazon.co.uk) Of course, I’ll probably buy a copy anyway and it’ll be going into the site this week.
Cinematic Randomness has a review of the release.
May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019
The Odd Thomas books are done! There are a few related essays to still add but I’m assuming no one’s desperately waiting for those.
- Alternate Demon Seed film poster
- Floater by Gary Brandner to Ephemera
- Forbidden Door review in Suspense Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018
- Odd Thomas 4.5a: Odd Interlude
- Odd Thomas 4.5b: Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
- Quote from Watchers review in Books, September 1987
- Watchers II foreign edition images
May 5, 2019
Anyone in Durham, NC want to take a little trip on my behalf?
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University has acquired the archives of the Locus Science Fiction Foundation, publisher of Locus, the preeminent trade magazine for the science fiction and fantasy publishing field.
The massive collection—which arrived in almost a thousand boxes—includes first editions of numerous landmarks of science fiction and fantasy, along with correspondence from some of the genre’s best-known practitioners, including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Octavia E. Butler, James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon), Dean Koontz, Robert A. Heinlein, and hundreds more.
Locus started out in 1968 as a one-sheet science fiction and fantasy fanzine. Since then, it has evolved into the most trusted news magazine in science fiction and fantasy publishing, with in-depth reviews, author interviews, forthcoming book announcements, convention coverage, and comprehensive listings of all science fiction books published in English. It also administers the prestigious annual Locus Awards, first presented in 1971, which recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy.Check out more details @ the Duke University Libraries blog
Also covered by Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing.
May 5, 2019
May 4, 2019
May 2, 2019
It seems that Gary Brandner’s novel Floater contains two seemingly familiar characters; Dean Laymon and Richard Koontz.
Thanks to Paul Evans for finding this one!
April 29, 2019
More Odd Thomas titles this week. They’re almost done. Can anyone tell which one I’ve not done yet?
- Dean Koontz – Odd Apocalypse and Deeply Odd (2-in-1 Collection)
- Dean Koontz – Odd Thomas Series: Books 5 & 6: Odd Apocalypse, Deeply Odd
- Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to be Together Forever
April 29, 2019
April 25, 2019
Order your copy from Amazon.
April 22, 2019
A small handful of items this week, but chances are you had no clue that the letter in FOSFAX #191 even existed. If you did, why didn’t you tell me about it?
- Author’s Note (The Forbidden Door)
- Cemetery Dance Magazine Index to Ephemera
- Dean Koontz – Odd Hours and Odd Interlude (2-in-1 Collection)
- “In regard to Rodney Leighton’s comments about Dark Rivers of the Heart”
April 16, 2019
Yep, my Cemetery Dance Magazine Index, which includes entries for Dean, is out! Order your copies directly from Cemetery Dance Publications today.
April 15, 2019
And this week sees the completion of the Odd Thomas manga.