Publishers Weekly 4/25/2011:
Ray Bradbury biographer (and former PW Midwest correspondent) Sam Weller sold his third book about the sci-fi author, Live Forever: An Anthology of All New Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury. AgentJudith Ehrlich brokered the deal for Weller, selling world English rights to William Morrow’s Jennifer Brehl at auction. Bradbury is writing the introduction to the book, and Weller is co-editing the title with Mort Castle.
Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews 4/30/2011:
Some of you have known I’ve been working with my good friend, uber-writer, seven-time Stoker nominee and all-around great guy, Mort Castle, on a secret Bradbury-related project for about a year and a half. I’ve tweeted hints about this for a few months now. Now that it’s happening and ink is being inked (much praise to our agent Judith Ehrlich and our editor Jennifer Brehl), I’m free to tell you Live Forever! is the project. We’ll have contributions from Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, David Morrell, Dean Koontz, Kelly Link, Tom Monteleone, Lee Martin, Robert R. McCammon, Ramsey Campbell, Dan Chaon, Harlan Ellison and many, many others who wish to tip their auctorial chapeaus to Mr. Bradbury. Hell, there are even stories in this bookish beast from two guys named Castle and Weller.
Today sees the release of The Eyes of Darkness in a Berkley trade paperback along with Dark Rivers of the Heart, Icebound, and Winter Moon as $5.99 mass market editions from Bantam.
According to Amazon.com the next novel from dean will be titled 77 Shadow Street and will be released in hardcover (along with large print, eBook, and audio) on 27 December 2011. (Not the day after Christmas like back in the 90s but close enough.) As of yet, no synopsis or cover art is available.
According to various sources coming across the feeds this morning it looks likt Twilight Eyes is going to be adapted for a series on Starz.
Koontz has shied away from TV in the past few years and no book of his has been adapted to the small screen in a decade. His former agent at WMA, Rob Lee, now head of his own production company Bayonne Entertainment, remembered Koontz once talking about Twilight Eyes as a potential miniseries. But Koontz wanted a longer treatment — 6-8 hours, something the broadcast networks, the primary longform buyers in the 1990s, were not interested in. Lee teamed with writer Stephen Tolkin, who had adapted two Koontz novels as TV movies, 1997’sIntensity and 1998’s Mr. Murder. The two pitched the idea for a Twilight Eyeslimited series to Koontz, and he gave them their blessing. To stay true to the book, which Lee described as “quite violent and sensual,” he decided to go to premium cable and pitched the project to Starz, which picked it up with a premium development deal. (Lee has a relationship with Albrecht and briefly worked under him at IMG.) While the events in the book take place even before the 1980s, the adaptation will be set in present day. Koontz, who is involved in the development process, is executive producing with Lee and Tolkin, who is writing the script.
Did you know that The Book of Counted Sorrows was published as an eBook by Barnes & Noble Digital in 2001? As far as I can recall it was only available in the Microsoft Reader format. Through the magic of some newer technologies I was able to rescue my old copy from the bowels of nearly dead technologies and present you here with the copyright page (below) and the “cover” (right). This of course, will be included in the Collector’s Guide but one of only a few eBook editions due to its rarity.
Introduction © 2001 by Dean Koontz
Poetry © 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 by Nkui, Inc.
Poetry © 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 by Dean Koontz
This edition published by Barnes & Noble Digital,
by arrangement with Dean Koontz
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be
used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever
without the written permission of the Publisher.
2001 Barnes & Noble Digital
Dean Koontz’s books have sold over 400 million copies of his impossible to categorize novels. He’s a master storyteller who has thrilled fans for years. Anthony Mason visits with the author to hear some stories he’s never told anyone–about his work, his life and his dogs.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7362304n#ixzz1J9yzEIuC
There’s plenty of stories on this one so I’ll just post this one link to this repost of the Associated Press article.
Just got my hands of the alternate “negative” cover of Frankenstein Prodigal Son Volume 2 Issue #1. According to the included certificate of authenticity this cover was limited to just 250 copies.
Also added to the mms this week was the new Berkley premium paperback release of The Voice of the Night with a new “afterword”.
In the better late than never category, I’ve found a review of Frankenstein: Lost Souls in the July 2010 issue of Locus Magazine. (Pages 28-29)
Lastly, the 300th issue of Fangoria features a review of the film version of Demon Seed on page… Well, never mind, the pages aren’t numbered.
For better or for worse, Hideaway has been made available for streaming via Netflix. From Netflix:
1995 R 106 minutes
After antiques dealer Hatch Harrison (Jeff Goldblum) crashes his car and is pronounced clinically dead for more than two hours, brilliant cardiologist Jonas Nyebern (Alfred Molina) miraculously revives Hatch, giving him a second chance at life. But he soon begins to experience murderous visions through the eyes of a satanic serial killer (Jeremy Sisto) … who’s stalking Hatch’s teenage daughter (Alicia Silverstone).