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What’s New & Updated May 27, 2019

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.

New art print in my collection

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.)

What’s New & Updated May 20, 2019

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.

Have you seen Elvis?

May 19, 2019

What’s New & Updated May 13, 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.

The Jane Hawk Interview

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 @

Tobe Hooper on “The Funhouse”

May 11, 2019

Hideaway on Blu-Ray

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. ( 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.

Looks like I’m still on the mailing list.

May 6, 2019

What’s New & Updated 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.

Duke University obtains the Locus Collection

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.

Amazing alternate Demon Seed film poster

May 5, 2019


May 4, 2019

Dean Laymon & Richard Koontz

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!

What’s New & Updated April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

More Odd Thomas titles this week. They’re almost done. Can anyone tell which one I’ve not done yet?

The Night Window sneak peek

April 29, 2019

Image: Click for live Web version w/ links

New reprint of “Kittens” arriving on May 21, 2019

April 25, 2019

Order your copy from Amazon.

What’s New & Updated April 22, 2019

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?

I get to list a book of mine in the Ephemera appendix!

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.

What’s New & Updated April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

And this week sees the completion of the Odd Thomas manga.