The Green Devotional

For those completists out there, The Green Devotional: Active Prayers for a Healthy Planet By Karen Speerstra contains a small excerpt from One Door Away From Heaven on page 197 and mentions the inclusion of Dean on the back cover. I’m guessing that since just a paragraph is being quoted, it was done so under fair use and Dean was not involved. If anyone knows any different please let me know. (You can see the quote via Google Books.)

Does this book contain and Dean Koontz cover art?

UPDATE: This question has been answered.

Here’s the Amazon.com description for the book Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art

Over the past 40 years, there have been few artists who have received as much acclaim and garned as much attention as Jeffrey Jones. From his early comic book work for Heavy Metal and National Lampoon to his popular book covers for such authors as Dean Koontz and Andre Norton to his move into fine art, Jones has inspired generations of painters and artists. This beautiful volume of his personal favorites will only enhance his reputation and cement his standing as one of America’s greatest living artists.

So here’s my question for before I order a copy and need to return it if the answer is no: does this book actually contain any cover art from a Dean Koontz book?

(Oh, and there’s a “signed and numbered limited edition” version of this title coming out in February too.)

Double the Odd

It looks like the major book clubs (New Literary Guild, SFCB, &tc.) are releasing an exclusive Dean Koontz title Double the Odd. The amusing part is that none of the sites selling it seem to have a description or a cover image available, just a release date of February 28, 2010. My guess is that it’s a two-in-on edition of In Odd We Trust and Odd Is On Our Side. My copy is on order and I’ll report as soon as I know anything else. If anyone has additional information please leave it in the comments.

Two new magazine articles

US Airways February 2008
Saveur October 2010

In updating the manuscript last night I found two previously unknown (to me) magazine items. The first is the February 2008 issue of the US Airways in-flight magazine which contains an interview with Dean. The second is the October 2010 issue of Saveur with an article by Dean titled “Lunch Lessons”. I immediately was able to find copies of each of them on eBay for less than $5.00 each.

If you’d like to read them without buying your own copies I used the Wayback Machine to find a copy of the US Airways magazine in question (their current Web site doesn’t include content going back that far.) The Saveur article is currently on their Web site and was reprinted in the Holiday 2010 issue of Useless News.

eBook Only

Darkness Under the Sun
And for the last bit of catching up for today, did you know that two eBook-only titles have been released lately? The first was the novella Darkness Under the Sun which is available for purchase on most, if not all, of the major eReader platforms. (Link is to the Kindle version.)


Why I Shout at the Computer Screen
The other is a Nook-only essay titled “Why I Shout at the Computer Screen.” To get it you need to be a Nook owner and download it from within a Barnes & Noble store during the month of December 2010. (Or have a friend with a Nook take some photos for you. Thanks Ryann!)

Graphically Dean

I’m getting caught up today so here’s another post, this time pointing out some graphical recent releases:

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Prodigal Son Volume 2 Number 1
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Prodigal Son Volume 2 Number 2
Odd Is On Our Side
Fear Nothing Volume One