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Koontz, Dean

Averaging more than two novels a year, Dean Koontz is a one-man factory of thrillers, horror stories, science fiction fantasies and more. With eight novels in one particular year, few can doubt the writer’s prolificacy. The newcomer might be forgiven for thinking that quality would suffer at the expense of this speed, but. the fact that he has had more than twenty bestsellers suggests otherwise.

Although in recent years Koontz has moved on to creating series such as the Odd Thomas and Frankenstein collections, the majority of his books have been standalone pieces covering a myriad of genres and themes. Some of his most acclaimed work is from the 70s and 80s such as Phantoms, Night Chills and Strangers.

Fans will tell you that his books are meticulously researched; the situations are both creative and intriguing while his outré plotlines take the reader to new and unthought-of places; all usually ending with a optimistic denouement.

Most of his earlier titles can be picked up in their first editions for around $200 to $500 per title. There are occasional exceptions, however, with limited editions or inscribed copies occasionally fetching more.

It is hard to argue with Koontz’s record of sales, film adaptations and huge fan base. His diversity and flexibility has meant that while not every piece of work will go down as a classic, he has created some very impressive pieces of literature worth collecting.

Koontz, Dean. Pig Society. Aware Press, Los Angeles (1970). Illustrated with cartoons by Vaughn Bode and Doug Lovenstein.

Koontz, Dean. The Underground Lifestyles Handbook . Aware Press, Los Angeles (1970). Gerda (AKA: David Axton), Brian Coffey, Deanna Dwyer, K R Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe

Koontz, Dean. Legacy of Terror . Lancer Books, New York (1971). writing as K. R. Dwyer.

Koontz, Dean. Chase . Random House, New York (1972). writing as K. R. Dwyer.

Koontz, Dean. Dance with the Devil . Lancer, New York (1972).

Koontz, Dean. Dark of Summer. Lancer, New York (1972). A Paperback Original written by Dean R. Koontz under the name Deanna Dwyer.

Koontz, Dean. Blood Risk . Bobbs-Merrill, New York (1973). Writing As Brian Coffey

Koontz, Dean . Hanging On . M. Evans and Company, New York (1973).

Koontz, Dean. Shattered . Random House, New York (1973). writing as K. R. Dwyer

Koontz, Dean. After the Last Race . Atheneum, New York (1974).

North, Anthony. Strike Deep. Dial Press, New York (1974). writing as Anthony North; A Novel; Classic jacket design by Rupert Finegold

Koontz, Dean. Dragonfly. Random House, New York (1975). written under the K.R. Dwyer pseudonym; A novel about a conspiracy murder the world

Koontz, Dean. Nightmare Journey . Putnam, New York (1975).

Koontz, Dean. The Wall of Masks . Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis (1975). writing as Brian Coffey

Koontz, Dean. Night Chills . Atheneum, New York (1976).

Axton, David. Prison of Ice . Lippincott, Philadelphia (1976). pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz

Koontz, Dean. Night Chills . W.H Allen (1977).

Koontz, Dean. The Face of Fear . Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis (1977). writing as "Brian Coffey."

Koontz, Dean . Vision. Putnam, New York (1977).

Koontz, Dean . A Darkness in My Soul . Dobson, London (1979).

Koontz, Dean. Voice of the Night. Doubleday, New York (1980). writing as Brian Coffey.

Koontz, Dean. Whispers . Putnams and Sons, New York (1980). Illustrated by Benn Mitchell & Mary Mietzelfeld; Cover by Ben Mitchell; Dean Ray Koontz also writes as: David Axton; Leonard Chris; Brian Coffey; Deanna Dwyer; K.R. Dwyer; John Hill; Leigh Nichols; Anthony North; Richard Paige; Owen West and Aaron Wolfe.

Koontz, Dean. How to Write Best Selling Fiction . Writers Digest Books, Cincinnati (1981).

Koontz, Dean . Whispers . W. H. ALLEN, London (1981).

Koontz, Dean. Phantoms. Putnam, New York (1983).

Koontz, Dean . Darkness Comes . W.H.Allen, London (1984).

Koontz, Dean . NIGHT VISIONS. Dark Harvest, Arlington Heights (1984). Various Editors and Authors Including: Stephen King, Dan Simmons, Robert McCammon, Richard Laymon, Karl Edward Wagner, Ray Garton, Tanith Lee, Joseph Payne Brennan, Douglas Winter, Cilve Barker, Stephen Gallagher, Ramsey Campbell & others.

Koontz, Dean . Twilight Eyes . Land of Enchantment, Detroit (1985). with original art by Phil Parks; 250 copies.

Mikol, Paul. Night Visions 4 . Dark Harvest, Arlington Heights (1987). Original anthology with short fiction by Dean R. Koontz, Edward Bryant, and Robert R. McCammon; Introduction by Clive Barker; 500 copies printed.

Blaylock, James. Two Views of a Cave Painting. The Axolotl Press, Seattle (1987). The Idols Eye; Two stories by James Blaylock, TWO VIEWS OF A CAVE PAINTING and THE IDOLS EYE, are backed by Kim Stanley Robinsons ESCAPE FROM KATHMANDU; Total 75 copies; Introduction By Dean Koontz; Illustrated by Two Frontispieces By Donna Gordon.

Koontz, Dean . Watchers . G.P. Putnams Sons, New York (1987).

Koontz, Dean . Watchers . Headline, London (1987).

Koontz, Dean. Lightning. Ultramarine Press (1988). Total 200 copies printed; 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean. Oddkins. Warner Books, New York (1988). A FABLE FOR ALL AGES

Koontz, Dean. The House of Thunder . Dark Harvest, Arlington Heights (1988). Originally written as "by Leigh Nichols; ilustrated by Phil Parks; 52 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean. The Eyes of Darkness. Dark Harvest, Arlington Heights (1989). Illustrator Phil Parks

Powers, Tim. THE STRESS OF HER REGARD . Charnel House, Lynbrook (1989). 500 copies printed; Introduction by Dean R. Koontz; Afterword by James P. Blaylock.

Wiater, Stanley. DARK DREAMERS. Underwood-Miller, Novato (1990). CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MASTERS OF HORROR; introduction by Philip Nutman; contributers:Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Dean R. Koontz, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Richard Matheson, Robert R. McCammon, Anne Rice, John Saul, Gahan Wilson, Whitley Strieber; Total 350 copies.

Koontz, Dean . Darkness Comes . Headline (1990).

Koontz, Dean. The Bad Place . G.P. Putnams Sons, New York (1990). 250 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Cold Fire . Putnam, New York (1991). 750 copies; Illustrated throughout with several color plates by Phil Parks

Koontz, Dean . Cold Fire . Headline, London (1991). 200 copies.

Koontz, Dean . Beastchild . Charnel House, Lynbrook (1992). 750 copies and 26 lettered copies; Illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Koontz, Dean . HIDEAWAY. Headline, London (1992). Pristine Signed Limited Edition Uncorrected Proof; 100 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . DRAGON TEARS. Headline, London (1993). Pristine Signed Limited Edition Uncorrected Proof; 100 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Mr. Murder . G. P. Putnams Sons, New York (1993). 600 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Dark Rivers Of The Heart . Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1994). Illustrated by Stephen Gervais; 500 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Intensity . The Franklin Library, Pennsylvania (1995).

Koontz, Dean . Strange Highways. Warner Books, New York (1995). Dean Koontzs first collection of short fiction containing two novels plus twelve novellettes and short stories

Koontz, Dean . Strange Highways . CD Publications, Baltimore (1995). 750 copies

Koontz, Dean. Beautiful Death. Penguin Studio, New York (1996). David Robinson;ART OF THE CEMETERY

Koontz, Dean . Santas Twin . HarperCollins, Pennsylvania (1996).

Koontz, Dean . Santas Twin . Harper Prism, New York (1996). Written by Koontz; Art by Phil Parks

Koontz, Dean . Fear Nothing. Cemetery Dance Publications, New York (1998). CEMETERY DANCE SIGNED LETTERED LIMITED EDITION contains 52 copies; Total 698 copies.

Chizmar, Richard. The Best of Cemetery Dance . Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore (1998). 400 copies printed; 64 contributors: Richard T. Chizmar, Jack Ketcham, Augustine Bruins Funnell, Douglas Clegg, Stephen King, Gary Braunbeck, R.C. Matheson, Dominick Cancilla, Ed Gorman, Steve Bevan, Stephen Mark Rainey, Brian Hodge, David Duggins, Gary Raisor, David Niall Wilson, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Peter Crowther, Tom Elliott, Mancy Nolder, Lucy Taylor, John Maclay, Kim Antieau, Bentley Little, David B. Silva, Norman Partridge, Jack Pavey, Ray Garton, Adam Corbin Fusco, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale, William F. Nolan, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Barry Hoffman, Roman A. Ranieri, Thomas F. Monteleone, James Kisner, Matthew J. Cotello, Thomas Tessier, Richard Laymon, Hugh B. Cave, Wayne Allen Sallee, Bill Pronzini, Edward Lee, William Reling Jr., Darrell Schweitzer, Stephen Spruill, Steve Vernon, Nancy A. Collins, Gene-Michael Higney, Dean Koontz, Alfred Klosterman, Stacy Drum, Charles Lang, Ronald Kelly, Jay R. Bonansinga, James S. Dorr, Bob Morrish, Alan Clack, Keith Minnion, Allen Koszowski, and Earl Geier.

Koontz, Dean . FALSE MEMORY. Cemetery Dance, New York (1999). Limited to 698 copies; Wrap around art and original plates by Parks;

Koontz, Dean . From the Corner of His Eye . Bantam Books, New York (2000). 500 copies printed.

Chizmar, Richard. October Dreams. Cemetery Dance, Baltimore (2000). Robert Morrish; a Celebration of Halloween; two illustrators [Glenn Chadbourne and Keith Minnion]; contributors include Elizabeth Engstrom, Rick Hautala, Steve Rasnic Tem, Gary A. Braunbeck, Thomas F. Monteleone, Hugh B. Cave, Christopher Golden, Alan M. Clark, Gahan Wilson, Paula Guran, John Shirley, Tom Piccirilli, Jack Cady, David B. Silva, William F. Nolan, Michael Cadnum, Richard Laymon, Douglas Clegg, Douglas E. Winter, Stanley Wiater, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Lewis Shiner, Yvonne Navarro, Tim Lebbon, Kim Newman, Owl Goingback, Dennis Etchison, Stephen Mark Rainey, Charles L. Grant, Kelly Laymon, Dominick Cancilla, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Marshall Smith, Wayne Allen Sallee, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Gorman, Stefan Dziemianowicz, and Peter Crowther.

Koontz, Dean . From the Corner of His Eye. Charnel House, New York (2001). 500 copies and 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . Book of Counted Sorrows . Charnel House, New York (2003). Total 1250 copies; Limited lettered edition consist 26 copies.

Koontz, Dean . Odd Thomas. Charnel House, Lynbrook (2003). 500 copies and 26 lettered copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . The Book of Counted Sorrows. Charnel House, New York (2003). AKA: David Axton, Brian Coffey, Deanna Dwyer, K R Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe; 1250 copies and 26 lettered copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . The Face. HarperCollins, London (2003). 500 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . The Face . Charnel House, New York (2003). 500 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Life Expectancy . Charnel House, New York (2004). Total 326 copies printed including 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . Robot Santa. Harpercollins, New York (2004). The Further Adventures of Santas Twin; Each copy contained a unique illustration by Phil, plus a verse, and a unique verse by Dean; 10 copies printed; 4 copies retained for private use and 6 copies were made available to the public.

Koontz, Dean. The Bad Place . Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (2004). Cowan, Carol (Narrator)/ Hanson, Michael (Narrator)

Koontz, Dean . The Taking. Charnel House, New York (2004). Total 326 copies including 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . Frankenstein. Charnel House, New York (2005). The Original Screenplay; Total 776 copies printed including 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . Brother Odd . Charnel House, New York (2006). 300 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . Forever Odd. Charnel House, New York (2006). Total 526 copies including 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . The Husband. Charnel House, New York (2006). Total 526 copies printed including 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . The Darkest Evening of the Year . Charnel House, Catskill (2007). 350 copies printed.

Koontz, Dean . The Good Guy. Charnel House, New York (2007). 350 copies printed; 26 lettered copies.

Koontz, Dean . Odd Hours. Charnel House, New York (2008). Total 326 copies printed including 26 lettered copies.

Martin, George. Songs of the Dying Earth. Subterranean Press, Burton (2009). Dozois, Gardner Editor; Silverberg, Robert; Baker, Kage; Simmons, Dan; Vandermeer, Jeff; Williams, Tad; Tetrick, Byron; Koontz, Dean; Simmons, Dan; Stories in Honor of Jack Vance; 500 copies printed.

Chizmar, Richard. Legacies. Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore (2010). Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, David Morrell, Peter Straub, Robert Bloch, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Erik Wilson, Phil Parks, Jill Bauman, Gahan Wilson; collecting "ten classic reprints from the legends of dark fantasy and terror": "One for the Road" by Stephen King, "Black River" by Dean Koontz, "Age of Desire" by Clive Barker, "Final Rites" by Ray Bradbury, "Mute" by Richard Matheson, "The Dripping" by David Morrell, "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff" by Peter Straub, "Skeleton in My Closet" by Robert Bloch, "Broxa" by William F. Nolan, and "The Man with the Hoe" by George Clayton Johnson]; 500 copies printed.