Rik Hoskin Talks About Victor Frankenstein Being Morally Adrift

Rik Hoskin is working on two books for Dynamite, Cage Hero and Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge. Byron Brewer caught up with the writer to talk about the latter of the two and what it’s like working with a Horror Master. Cover art by Andres Ponce

FrankStormSurge06CovAPonceBYRON BREWER: Rik, how does it feel being able to play and create in Dean Koontz’s world?

RIK HOSKIN: Simply — wow! Dean Koontz is a colossus of the horror genre and it’s been an honor to work with him. I read his Frankenstein book series when it came out a few years ago and I was fascinated by the premise. Getting the chance to create some new material within that set up has been amazing. Sure, I came a little late to the party, but, man, what a party!

Read the full interview @ BleedingCool.com.

Authors we’d love to have dinner with

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I would love to have dinner with Dean Koontz.

His wit and sarcasm based on his responses to the questions that his fans pose to him is something that I really think I’d enjoy.

He seems to be an absolutely fascinating character of a person and I’d love to learn more about his life.
It would be a night of general merriment and laughter. I know this is a short motivation but it’s exactly what I’d love to do with my favourite author, no serious talk about what motivated him to write the books and genres he wrote in.

I can only assume that he gets it so often from so many people. I’d love to just get to know him as a person.

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Oh the Horror: 8 Adaptation-ready Dean Koontz Books

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With a career spanning nearly fifty years thus far, a slew of bestsellers, and an extraordinarily prodigious bibliography, Dean Koontz is a household name for many. Known for his tight plotting, vivid prose, and page-turning suspense, his books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide and have been published in thirty-eight languages. Given his popularity and the cinematic style of his work, it’s no surprise that Koontz is one of the more widely adapted authors of his generation. From his earliest works like Shattered to more recent bestsellers like Odd Thomas, the imagination of Dean Koontz has proven to be fertile cinematic ground. But when you have a bibliography clocking in at over 100 titles, there are bound to be some overlooked gems in need of adaptation. With his latest novel, Ashley Bell,now on bookshelves, it’s the perfect time to talk about a few Dean Koontz favorites we’d love to see on the screen.

Read the complete list @ word&film and then leave your suggestions in the comments.