Mark Justice gives a great review of The Border in episode 73 of Pod of Horror. The review begins at the 32-minute mark. (There are no spoilers beyond what’s offered in the official synopsis.)
As Robert McCammon’s The Border approaches its May publication, the reviews are just starting to roll in. Here’s the big one, accompanied by a star, from Publishers Weekly:
Genre-busting author McCammon (The River of Souls) pulls out all the stops for this exhilarating alien-invasion epic, which harkens back to his 1987 blockbuster, Swan Song. The spectacular opening introduces an amnesiac teenage boy who abruptly becomes aware of himself in a full-tilt sprint through a post-apocalyptic battlefield, with wounds that should have killed him, and knowledge and abilities he doesn’t understand…This story blends the gripping horror and action of McCammon’s earliest novels with the empathy of his more recent work, making it one of his finest.
The Limited and Lettered editions are long gone, but we still have a small number of signed trade hardcovers available at the bargain price of only $26.95.
Robert McCammon will be the featured speaker at Northeast Alabama Community College’s twenty-second annual Humanities Speaker’s Forum on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Mr. McCammon will speak to students, faculty, and community members during both a morning and an evening session, with book signings following each session. The morning session will take place at 10:00 AM in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. The evening session will be held at 6:00 PM in the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center.
Northeast Alabama Community College is located in Rainsville, Alabama.
For additional information concerning The Humanities Speaker’s Forum, please direct all inquires to Joan Reeves, at (256) 638-4418 ext. 2231 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming in April as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications!
Better weird than plastic …
For a generation of horror fans, those four words signaled a momentous occasion: the arrival of a new issue of David B. Silva’s seminal publication, THE HORROR SHOW. For nine years in the 1980s, Dave and his magazine published some of the biggest names in the genre and introduced the world to countless others, nurturing dozens of careers along the road from first publication to major success. A man of limitless talent, Dave also earned a reputation as one of the field’s finest writers, producing a handful of brilliant novels and a vast collection of award-winning stories.
Following Dave’s untimely death in 2013, authors from around the world of horror came forward to honor his memory. Those who grew up reading his immortal magazine, those who learned from his kind and careful tutelage, those who admired the editor, the writer, the man – they are all here, gathered in the pages of this special anthology. Kealan Patrick Burke, Brian Hodge, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert R. McCammon, Bentley Little, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Keene, J.F. Gonzalez, Steve Rasnic Tem, Billie Sue Mosiman, Kathryn Ptacek, Thomas F. Monteleone, Gary Raisor, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, G. Wayne Miller, and Paul F. Olson. With brand new tales of terror, lovingly-chosen classics, and heartfelt tributes, these writers have come to raise a chill, bring a tear, and remind you of the truth in Dave’s immortal words: It’s always BETTER WEIRD …
The Robert McCammon story is a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage,” which is also found in Blue World.
A print edition of the anthology is planned for later this year.
Diabolique magazine has published a great interview with editor Paul F. Olson.
From Subterranean Press:
For those of you lucky enough to score a copy of the sold out limited edition of Robert McCammon’s alien invasion epic, The Border, here’s a first look at the signed, limited edition dust jacket. (The trade edition is still available for order, and copies will be plentiful.)
Meanwhile, back at the warehouse, we’ve been posting excerpts from various books including:
- Fender Lizards (Joe R. Lansdale);
- The Border (Robert R. McCammon) -Don’t miss the opening battle scene of the book!
- Savages (K. J. Parker).
Check them out. You’ll find some mighty good reading.
You can pre-order The Border from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N. It will also be available in ebook editions and as an audiobook from Audible. The book will be released in May 2015.
Robert McCammon‘s 1987 short story “The Deep End” won the 2014 Fantlab.ru—the leading Russian fantastic fiction website—award for “Best Online Publication (Short Form).” The story was reprinted by Darker Magazine. The story, which was also just reprinted in the ebook DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME 2, previously won the 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.
Bulgarian rights for The Border have been acquired by Ciela Norma. A Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life was released by another publisher in 2013.
Czech rights for The Border and Speaks the Nightbird have been acquired by Classic, who published a Czech edition of Swan Song in 2014.
We previously announced that Chinese rights to The Border were acquired by Nautilus in August 2014.
Subterranean Press has released the updated cover for their upcoming trade paperback edition of The Hunter from the Woods. It will be released in September 2015, along with trade paperback editions of Blue World and They Thirst. You can read more about the releases here. Also, artist Vincent Chong recently blogged about his work for Blue World, including a couple of great interior pieces.
The trade paperbacks can also be pre-ordered from Amazon and B&N now.
- The Hunter from the Woods: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
- Blue World: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, B&N
- They Thirst: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
Subterranean Press has partnered with Humble Bundle to sell bundles of ebooks and benefit charities at the same time. Robert McCammon’s The Hunter from the Woods and I Travel by Night are two of the books included in the bundle. The Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle ends March 4, 2015, at 11 am PT.
From the Humble Bundle website:
A book bundle twenty years in the making… Subterranean Press is celebrating two decades of excellence, and we’re humbly inviting you to join the fun! Name your price for The Jack Vance Treasury, Inside Job, Muse of Fire, Jacaranda: A Novella of the Clockwork Century, The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison®, and Brayan’s Gold. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll also get The Mallet of Loving Correction, Nobody’s Home: An Anubis Gates Story, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, The End of the Sentence, The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium, and Amityville Horrible. If you pay $15 or more, you’ll receive all of the above plus Academic Exercises, The Hunter from the Woods, and Black Hat Jack. Party on with Subterranean Press (but not too hard — that’s next year)!
Pay what you want. This collection of books would normally cost you up to $96 if purchased separately, but Humble Bundle puts the decision in your hands on what the bundle is worth. Think of it like a book sale auction (minus the bidding and the fast talking guy with the gavel).
Read them anywhere (even internationally!). These books are all available in PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats, meaning you can read them anywhere at anytime. Even more exciting, the majority of these titles are now available for the very first time outside of the US. In other words, Diplomatic Immunity! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.
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Subterranean Press posted this update on their website:
We know a ton of folks are waiting for Robert McCammon’s The Border. We’re happy to let you know that it’s right on schedule to be released at the end of May. In one of the next few updates, we’ll post the cover and some of the images from the SOLD OUT signed limited edition.
In the meantime, the signed copies of the trade hardcover (with the epic cover you see here) continue to sell very well. Fewer than 10% of those copies remain available. After that, we’ll be selling unsigned copies.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover (signed): $26.95