Apr 062014
 

Subterranean Press has posted this announcement on their website:

Announcing the Signed, Limited Edition of Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam

Important Note: There is no exclusive order period for The Queen of Bedlam, which has a smaller print run than The Providence Rider and The River of Souls, but a larger one than Mister Slaughter. Catch all that? If you’re looking to match a number with Queen, please request it in the comments when you place your order. We expect this title to sell out quickly, so please don’t delay in ordering. There is no trade edition, and the limited will not be made available to our wholesale and large online retail accounts.

Matthew Corbett first appeared in 2002’s Speaks the Nightbird, the novel which signaled Robert McCammon’s return to fiction after a decade long absence. Five years later, in another significant event, Matthew reappeared in The Queen of Bedlam, a book that firmly established him as the central figure in the best historical adventure series going.

The Queen of Bedlam opens in 1702, some three years after the harrowing experiences of Speaks the Nightbird. Matthew is now living in the nascent metropolis of New York City and has found unsatisfying employment as a poorly paid clerk to a local magistrate. At this juncture, two related events take place that will radically alter Matthew’s future. One is the advent of a murderous predator—popularly known as the Masker—who terrorizes the city. The other is Matthew’s recruitment by the Herrald Agency, an early prototype of the classic private detective agency. Under the auspices of his new employer, Matthew, together with his mentor, Hudson Greathouse, travels to a mental hospital in rural New Jersey, where he meets an unidentified woman known simply as the Queen of Bedlam, a woman who may hold the key to the Masker’s identity.

The Queen of Bedlam is a crime story, of course, and a genuinely enthralling one. More than that, it is a portrait of colonial New York so vibrant and richly detailed that it is almost palpable. The sights, smells, and sounds—the sheer physical reality of that time and place—are drawn with the sure hand of a master storyteller. Supplementing all this is a varied cast of supporting characters who are by turns comic, bizarre, intriguing, endearing, and, in some instances, terrifying. At the center of it all is Matthew Corbett, a gifted young man beginning to discover who—and what—he is meant to become. He is a hero suited to his times, and a fictional creation destined to endure for a very long time to come.

Limited: 374 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500

Note: There is no SubPress trade edition of The Queen of Bedlam.

You can pre-order the book from Subterranean Press here.

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Apr 012014
 

Smile

ArkLight Pictures has released Smile, a short film based on the Robert McCammon short story “On a Beautiful Summer’s Day, He Was.” The story was originally featured in the anthology The Further Adventures of the Joker; it explores the childhood of the notorious enemy of Batman.

ArkLight Pictures was started by college students Aaron Keteyian and Ryan Stratton. Smile was produced by Keteyian, while Stratton wrote the screenplay, composed the music, and directed the film, among other jobs.

You can watch Smile in HD on Vimeo, or you can watch it in the embedded player below.

“Smile” (2013) from ArkLight Pictures on Vimeo.

For more information about Smile, you can visit the following sites:

Thanks to Ryan and Kevin for the film, and congratulations on a job well-done!

 

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Mar 312014
 

A few deals have been signed recently for various audiobook and international editions of Robert McCammon’s work:

  • As we mentioned last week, Audible will be releasing an unabridged audiobook of The River of Souls on May 31, 2014. The book will be narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the other Matthew Corbett books for Audible. The River of Souls will be published in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions on May 31, too.
  • GraphicAudio will be releasing their audio adaptation of I Travel by Night in late summer 2014. GraphicAudio productions have a narrator, a full cast, music, and sound effects.
  • As we mentioned in February, Audible will be releasing unabridged audiobooks of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods later this year.
  • German publisher Festa will be publishing a two-volume German translation of Swan Song in early 2015. This edition will be unabridged. The previous German release in the early ’90s was abridged.
  • Festa will also be publishing a two-volume German translation of The Wolf’s Hour in late 2015 or early 2016. This will be the first German translation of the book.
  • It appears that Russian publisher AST will be publishing Russian translations of The Providence Rider in April June and The Five in July.
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Mar 232014
 

Audible now has the unabridged audiobook of The River of Souls available for pre-ordering. The audiobook is scheduled for release on May 31, 2014. The narrator is the great Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the first four Matthew Corbett audiobooks.

Pre-order The River of Souls audiobook from Audible

Pre-order The River of Souls audiobook from Amazon US

Ordering links for all of the Robert McCammon audiobooks can be found here.

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Mar 122014
 

Thanks to artist Vincent Chong, T-shirts featuring the cover art for the Subterranean Press edition of The River of Souls are now available in the Robert McCammon’s Worlds shop at Spreadshirt! They join shirts featuring the logo for The Five and the covers for Mister Slaughter, The Providence Rider, and The Hunter from the Woods.

souls-tees

The purpose of the shirts is simply to help promote Robert McCammon’s work. In order to keep the costs down, no profit is made from these shirts; the prices shown are the actual costs of the shirts from Spreadshirt.com. A variety of shirt types, colors, and sizes are available. Additional shirt styles can be added to the store, so if you don’t see the type of shirt you want, drop me a line and let me know what you want.

Robert McCammon T-shirts at Spreadshirt.com

Note that the printing and shipping of the shirts is handled entirely by Spreadshirt. In my experience, it takes about 7 to 10 days for U.S. orders to be delivered.

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Mar 112014
 

Subterranean Press posted this update on The River of Souls:

We have a number of updates on Robert McCammon’s newest historical thriller, The River of Souls, to share with you.

  • The book has just gone to the printer, which means we’re very much on track to meet our May 31 publication date.
  • Head over to the book’s product page to check out a long excerpt (in epub and mobi formats).

The first review has landed, from Publishers Weekly, and we’re delighted by it:

Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012′s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.

Important Collector’s Note: There is no longer a limit on who may order the Signed, Limited Edition. This version contains the long bonus story, “The Scorpion’s Eye”, which cannot be reprinted anywhere else for at least two years.

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $24.95

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Mar 032014
 

Publishers Weekly has posted their review of Robert McCammon’s The River of Souls, the fifth novel in the Matthew Corbett series (mild spoilers):

The River of Souls

Robert R. McCammon. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $24.95 (264p) ISBN 978-1-59606-630-4

Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). Their travel up the River of Solstice—which the locals refer to as “the river of souls”—proves to be a journey into the genuine heart of darkness, replete with ravenous alligators, a tribe of fiercely savage Native Americans, and a seemingly demonic monster known as the Soul Cryer. McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural. Agent: Cameron McClure, DMLA. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/03/2014
Release date: 05/01/2014

The River of Souls will be released in May 2014. You can pre-order copies from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon CA. The River of Souls will also be available in ebook editions.

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Feb 272014
 

Audible will be producing unabridged audiobooks of Robert McCammon’s two Michael Gallatin books, The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods. No other information is available at this time, but I’ll keep you posted!

You may recall that the books are also available as GraphicAudio productions, so you’ll have your choice whether to listen to a straight reading of the books or a fully-produced audio dramatization.

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Feb 032014
 

From Subterranean Press:

Just a quick note to let you know that the signed trade copies of The River of Souls are now sold out. We still have plenty of unsigned trade copies available for preorder.
Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies (first 500 copies signed by Robert McCammon): $24.95

Subterranean Press also revealed that they’re working on a limited edition of The Queen of Bedlam, the second Matthew Corbett book. The announcement stated that it “will be the most limited McCammon edition we’ve ever published.”

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