Cemetery Dance: Bluelines for The Listener

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Jan 102018
 

On January 10, 2018, Cemetery Dance’s Brian Freeman posted this on his blog:

The final step before the process is out of our hands: the bluelines for Robert McCammon’s incredible new novel, The Listener, have been reviewed at the Cemetery Dance Publications office and the printer has been given the green light to roll:

The Listener will be released February 27, 2018. It can be preordered from Cemetery DanceAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAB&N.

You can also order signed copies at the Alabama Booksmith that come with an insert also signed by Robert McCammon certifying that book was purchased prior to publication date, and a chance in the drawing for the thirtieth anniversary edition of Swan Song.

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Early reviews of The Listener

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Jan 082018
 

Early reviews of The Listener have started showing up. Author Kealan Patrick Burke tweeted a couple of weeks ago, “THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon is astonishing.” He’ll be posting a full review soon. In the meantime, here are links to a few others. All of the reviews contain very mild spoilers, so don’t read them if you don’t want to know anything at all about the book.

PW StarMcCammon masterfully combines historical thriller and supernatural horror in a compelling and suspenseful tale of race, class, and family… This is a violent and gritty tale, but redemption is always possible.”
— Booklist (Starred Review)

“At a certain point in The Listener, you just have to hold on for dear life because this tale races to the denouement and you HAVE to know what happens. I recommend shutting yourself in a room for the last 50 pages so you can read it without being bothered. Trust me on this! You will be rewarded with an ending so poignant, yet so perfect and totally satisfying that you might find yourself with a tear in your eye.”
— Char’s Horror Corner

“It’s not every day you come across such an intoxicating blend of literary prowess and unapologetic adventure-seeking as what Robert McCammon delivers with The Listener.
— Pete Mesling in his review “Softly Comes but Firmly Stays the Listener”

“For many years he has ranked amongst the finest writers of dark fiction in the world and “The Listener” sits comfortably with his unmatchable body of work. As this is a stand-alone novel, if you’ve never read McCammon before, this is as good a place to start as any.
— Tony Jones, Ginger Nuts of Horror

“McCammon (Freedom of the Mask) conjures believable characters whose sympathetic plight pulls the reader headlong into the novel’s volatile mix of crime and fantasy. Its tense finale, paced at breakneck speed, will have readers turning pages until its surprise-packed end. ”
— Publishers Weekly

The Listener can be pre-ordered from Cemetery Dance.

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More audiobooks coming from Audible!

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Jan 052018
 

Audible will release the audiobook edition of The Listener on the book’s publication date, February 27, 2018.

The week before that, on February 20, Audible will release audiobook editions of StingerMystery Walk, and Usher’s Passing. On March 28, they will release the audiobook edition of MINE. When that is published, there will be audiobook editions of every Robert McCammon title!

I’m still awaiting details and pre-order links, but Nick Sullivan is narrating Stinger and Mystery Walk. He tweeted this on January 4, 2018, in reply to a post about a Mystery Walk ebook sale:

Gabra Zackman will narrate MINE. I don’t know yet who is narrating Usher’s Passing.

As soon as the pre-order links are live, I’ll post them!

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Spanish edition of Shadow Show

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Jan 042018
 

Spanish publisher Kelonia Editorial is releasing a translation of Shadow Show: A Celebration of Ray Bradbury. Their project was crowdfunded in 2017. It is being published in two editions, a gold limited edition, and a silver paperback edition. The cover art is by Carolina Bensler.

Shadow Show was edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller. It includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” as well as stories by the editors, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more. The book was originally published in the U.S. in July 2012. Translations have also been published in the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Israel, Hungary, and Turkey.

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Kazuki Tamada’s “picture show” illustrations from The Wolf’s Hour

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Jan 022018
 

Happy New Year!

We’re starting the year off with a fantastic video from Japanese illustrator Kazuki Tamada! His favorite Robert McCammon novel is The Wolf’s Hour, and he sent in this kamisabi, which is a Japanese traditional storytelling style that translates as a “picture-story show.” This video features illustrations and music by Kazuki Tamada that tell the opening chapter of The Wolf’s Hour. It’s a pretty amazing piece of work!

You can view it on YouTube.

You can see more of Kazuki Tamada’s work here, including other great pieces based on The Wolf’s Hour and others.

You can see lots more great artwork contributed by fans in the Fan Artwork gallery.

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UK signed, limited edition of The Listener from SST Publications

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Dec 292017
 

Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST) in the UK has announced that they are publishing an oversized, signed, limited edition of Robert McCammon’s The Listener for the UK market. The book will be published in March/April 2018 and features cover art by Vincent Sammy.

Pre-order The Listener from SST Publications

Here are the details from their website:

Special Oversized Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:

 Limited to only 550 Signed & Numbered copies
 Special illustrated signature page personally signed by the author
 Deluxe oversized trim size (7”x10” approx.)
 Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper, with your archive and legacy in mind
 Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands
 Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine for the ultimate presentation
 Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
 Sewn binding for increased durability
 Gorgeous wrap-around dust jacket art by Vincent Sammy
 Featuring six stunning never-before-seen interior illustrations
 Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of SST Publication’s Special Signed Limited Edition—Only 550 copies will be available worldwide. This opportunity will never be presented again!

Reserve your copy today! Don’t miss your opportunity to be 1 of just 550 collectors to showcase this Special Oversized Signed Limited Hardcover edition of Robert McCammon’s outstanding new novel The Listener.

The book can be ordered directly from SST Publications. It is also available from Cemetery DanceCamelot Books, and Subterranean Press.

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New Humble Bundle deal features three Robert McCammon ebooks

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Dec 202017
 

The new Humble Book Bundle, A Galaxy of Stars in Sci-Fi & Fantasy, includes the ebook editions of Robert McCammon’s The Wolf’s HourBoy’s Life, and Swan Song.

If you’re not familiar with Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of various items—books in this case, but there are also comics bundles, games bundles, and others—that you buy at a price you set while benefiting charities at the same time. Pay a higher price than the average, and you get more items. Pay more than a set price, and get even more. This Humble Book Bundle also includes works by Harlan Ellison, Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Elizabeth Lynn, and others.

You can see all the books included in this bundle by visiting the Humble Bundle website.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the authors and charity. This Humble Book Bundle supports DirectRelief and Worldreader.

The details from their site:

The Humble Book Bundle: A Galaxy of Stars in Sci-fi & Fantasy by Open Road

Sometimes you just need a little space. Take some time for yourself to explore new worlds in this science fiction & fantasy bundle! You’ll find flights of fancy from Ursula K. Le Guin, Patricia C. Wrede, Greg Bear, Octavia E. Butler, and many more. Some of the stories deal with pretty dark matter, but if it’s any constellation, remember that once you star-t to read, you just might meteor new favorite author!

Pay what you want. All together, these ebooks would cost over $297. Here at Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle! This bundle has a minimum $1 purchase.

Read them anywhere. These books are available in PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats, meaning you can read them anywhere at any time. Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.

Support charity. Choose where the money goes – between the publisher, Open Road, or the charities, Direct Relief and Worldreader (via the PayPal Giving Fund). If you like what we do, you can leave us a Humble Tip too!

The Humble Book Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Lettered edition of Blue World remarqued by Vincent Chong

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Dec 112017
 

Collector Yegor Malinovskii recently shared some photos of his one-of-a-kind lettered edition of Blue World. The book was published by Subterranean Press last year, and Yegor had artist Vincent Chong add several remarques (original illustrations) to the book. They look fantastic!

Thanks, Yegor! Yegor had previously submitted photos of his remarqued editions of the Matthew Corbett series.

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Crossroad Press: Non-U.S. English ebook editions of The Border now available!

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Dec 092017
 

In May, we announced that Crossroad Press would publish ebook editions of several Robert McCammon novels in the UK, Europe, and other regions not controlled by the U.S. Until now, all of the books published by Subterranean Press have only been available in ebook form in the U.S. and Canada.

The Queen of Bedlam was released to those markets in May, and Mister SlaughterThe Hunter from the WoodsThe Providence Rider, The River of Soulsi, and Freedom of the Mask followed over the summer and fall.

Now The Border joins them! Coming in the months ahead: the Trevor Lawson books, I Travel by Night and Last Train from Perdition.

Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

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Alabama Booksmith photos and videos

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Dec 072017
 

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Robert McCammon visited the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, for a preview party for The Listener. Click here to see photos contributed by Alicia Stamps, LP Hernandez, and Blu Gilliand. The Alabama Booksmith has also posted a video of Robert McCammon’s presentation on YouTube.

Photos from the Alabama Booksmith — December 5, 2017

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