May 292015
 

The Border audiobookThe ebook edition of The Border is now available from Amazon CA! It’s also available for Kobo in Canada. The audiobook edition should be available on Monday, June 1.

There have been a number of blog reviews posted recently; here are some of them:

 

Booklist reviews The Border

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May 222015
 

Here’s the Booklist review of The Border, now shipping from Subterranean Press!

Cover for The Border by Robert McCammon.Booklist:  McCammon’s latest novel is a thrilling sf adventure. Two powerful, mysterious alien races are at war; Earth is caught in the middle, collateral damage. The planet is devastated, its people made nearly extinct. Those who have survived the catastrophic destruction caused by the alien war are succumbing to fallout from the battle, which is turning them into half-human creatures preying on those who are still human. Mankind seems doomed, but there is one small hope: a young boy who possesses powers that could save humanity. The problem is, the warring alien races might just prefer that humanity go extinct. Can this boy, who barely understands his own abilities, save the race? This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.

Subterranean Press: Robert McCammon’s THE BORDER is here!

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May 142015
 

Subterranean Press posted this update on their website:

The Border by Robert McCammonRobert McCammon’s return to epic sf/horror, The Border, is in stock and shipping. (The trade edition, that is. The limited and lettered editions will be out a few months down the road.)

His new novel of two alien races invading earth has drawn praise from Stephen King, Publishers Weekly, and, now, Booklist:

This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.

The first printing is over 97% sold out, with a second printing unlikely. You can order a signed copy of the trade hardcover through us, or an unsigned copy from your favorite large online retailer or indie.

About the Book:

World Fantasy award-winning, bestselling author Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books Swan Song and Stinger in this gripping new novel, The Border, a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.

But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan—a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity’s salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.

A major new novel from the unparalleled imagination of Robert McCammon, this dark epic of survival will both thrill readers and make them fall in love with his work all over again.

You can purchase The Border from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N. You can also pre-order the audiobook from Audible and pre-order the ebook for Kindle, NOOK, Kobo.

Subterranean Press tease on Facebook….

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May 132015
 

There’s more from where these came from. Updates tomorrow…

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Stinger is coming this Halloween!

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May 062015
 

Stinger_by_Robert_McCammonSubterranean Press posted this announcement on their site:


Stinger is coming this October.

This is truly the Year of Robert McCammon here at SubPress, with his major novel The Border, as well as trade paperbacks of They Thirst, The Hunter from the Woods, and Blue World, which will itself have a limited edition.

Next year look for a slightly less McCammon-centric schedule, but one that features a new novel and novella.

Now, to Stinger:

First published as a paperback original in 1988, Stinger remains one of Robert McCammon’s wildest, most compelling creations. Both a furiously paced action novel and an affectionate tribute to the SF/Horror films of an earlier era, it is vintage McCammon, and a grand, often visceral entertainment.

The story takes place during a single twenty-four hour period in Inferno, Texas. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy. But things can always get worse, and they do so with astonishing speed when an unidentified spacecraft crash lands in the desert outside of town, followed by a second craft bearing the alien being who will soon be known as Stinger. Stinger is a kind of interstellar hunter on a mission he intends to complete, whatever the cost. He brings with him an endless array of technological marvels and an infinite capacity for destruction that threaten the existence of Inferno, its inhabitants, and the larger world beyond.

Filled with a large cast of vividly realized characters and sporting some of the most memorably horrific imagery you will ever encounter, Stinger is an adrenaline-fueled narrative of the highest order, its classic, pulp fictional elements transformed and elevated by a master storyteller. The result is pure Robert McCammon, an engrossing, hugely enjoyable experience that is sure to stay with you for a very long time to come.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275


You can order Stinger from Subterranean Press here. Note that Amazon has a listing for it, but if direct sales are high enough, Amazon will not receive any copies of the book.

Gone South unabridged audiobook to be released June 2, 2015

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May 042015
 

Will PattonSimon & Schuster Audio is releasing an unabridged audiobook of Gone South on or around June 2, 2015. The book will be read by actor Will Patton, who also narrated the original, abridged edition released back in 1992.

From the S&S website:

Simon & Schuster Audio | ISBN 9781442387850 | June 2015

Ebook and audiobook pre-orders for The Border

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Apr 292015
 

The Border audiobookSome of the pre-order links for the ebook and audiobook editions of The Border are active now. Click on the links below to order the desired edition. Note that the ebook editions are only available in the U.S. currently.

The Border for Kindle

The Border for NOOK

The Border for Kobo

The Border audiobook from Audible

The audiobook is narrated by Fred Berman.

And, of course, the trade hardcover edition can be pre-ordered from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, and B&N.

Stephen King tweeted about The Border

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Apr 282015
 

Stephen King tweeted about Robert McCammon’s upcoming novel, The Border, on Twitter this morning:

Stephen King on The Border

The Border can be pre-ordered from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N. Ebook and audiobook editions will also be available when the book is published in late May 2015.

Boy’s Life projects from NACC

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Apr 252015
 

On April 9, 2015, Robert McCammon visited the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College. The English classes there had read Boy’s Life and were assigned to create various Boy’s Life-inspired projects: dioramas, games, and other displays. Click on the link below to view a gallery of photos of the projects. Thanks to NACC’s Joan Reeves and Joan Tucker for the photos!

Northeast Alabama Community College Boy’s Life projects

Bulletin board greeting

A 3D game inspired by Boy’s Life

Robert McCammon signing at the Alabama Booksmith on June 11!

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Apr 162015
 

Robert McCammon will be signing copies of The Border at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, at 4 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2015!

Copies of all of his in-print novels, including The Border, will be available for purchase, and attendees are welcome to bring other books for Mr. McCammon to sign.

For details, including information about ordering a signed copy, visit the Alabama Booksmith website.