- An unabridged audiobook of Boy’s Life was released on October 7, 2014
- The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods MP3 CDs are shipping from Amazon and B&N now
- Subterranean Press will publish The Border in Spring 2015
- Audible will release an unabridged audiobook of The Border in Spring 2015
- Subterranean Press will publish trade paperback editions of They Thirst, Blue World, and The Hunter from the Woods in mid-2015
- Subterranean Press will publish I Travel By Night 2: Last Train from Perdition in Fall 2015
The hardcover editions of I Travel by Night are sold out from the publisher, but copies are still available from Camelot Books. It’s also available in an audio “movie for your mind” from GraphicAudio and in ebook formats in the U.S.: Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
The ebook edition of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is included in the new Halloween/Horror-themed Humble Bundle. 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. The Humble Horror Book Bundle includes Swan Song, as well as works by Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joss Whedon, Joe Hill, Max Brooks, 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 comic creators and charity. The Humble Horror Book Bundle supports the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.
The Humble Horror Book Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
From Subterranean Press:
We are knee deep in fangs and blood. Robert McCammon’s vampire epic, They Thirst, has stationed itself in our warehouse. Copies are flying out the door as quickly as we can make it happen. If you’d like one, now’s the time to order. Though we have far more distributor and large online retailer orders than we can fill, we’ve set the last twenty-five copies aside for direct orders.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
From Publishers Weekly:
Apocalyptic catastrophe collides with deeply intimate fears in this hardcover incarnation of McCammon’s 1981 paperback horror novel… Pathos and tragedy reverberate beneath bawdy sexual tension and violence in a seamless fictional cocktail for genre devotees. As readable today as when first published, this savage yet elegant shock show succeeds as crowd-pleasing storytelling as well as a time capsule of the 1980s horror aesthetic.
Audible’s Thrills and Chills Sale features 158 audiobooks for only $6.95. Included in the sale are the unabridged audiobooks of Robert McCammon’s They Thirst and Bethany’s Sin. You must be an Audible member to get the sale price. The sale ends on October 31 at 11:59 PM ET.
Also, don’t forget the ebook editions of The Wolf’s Hour are also on sale for $1.99 through October 31.
From Subterranean Press:
The advance copies of Robert McCammon’s vampire epic, They Thirst, which clocks in at over 600 pages, have landed here at SubPress. I must say they look mighty fine! If wide-screen storytelling, with a lot of characters and action are your thing, please get your order in. Not including several orders which are due any day, we have orders for more than 1200 copies, and the print run is limited to 1000. We’ll fill all direct orders, of course, but some of our larger accounts aren’t going to receive as many copies as they might like.
Kirkus Reviews just included They Thirst in its 12 Excellent Horror Reads for October:
What’s Halloween without vampires? In this deluxe version of the McCammon’s classic vampire story, readers unfamiliar with this 30-year-old story can discover that it still remains chilling. In the small Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, a boy named Andre awaits the return of his father from a dangerous mission. However, the being that returns is no longer his father, and Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre—now living in Los Angeles and going by the name Andy—is working as a homicide detective who deals with death on a day-to-day basis. But even that can’t prepare him when the horrors he encountered as a young boy return, arriving in LA to terrorize him yet again.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
Simon & Schuster Audio has released an unabridged audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age tale, Boy’s Life!
Until now, the only available audio edition was an abridged version read by Richard Thomas and released on audiocassette back in 1991, then reissued via Audible in 2011.
This new, 23-hour, unabridged recording is narrated by George Newbern.
Subterranean Press has created “ebook bundles” for several of their authors, providing two ebooks for $9.99, which is less than buying the individual books at regular price. You can read more about the bundles on the Subterranean Press website.
There are three Robert McCammon ebook bundles currently available:
- Vampire Classics by Robert McCammon—They Thirst and I Travel by Night (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo)
- Matthew Corbett Adventures #1 by Robert McCammon—Mister Slaughter and The Providence Rider (Amazon, Kobo)
- Horror Classics by Robert McCammon—Baal and Bethany’s Sin (Amazon, Kobo, B&N)
Clicking on the images below will also take you to the Subterranean Press product pages for the bundles.
Open Road Media has a “Scary Reads” ebook sale running through Halloween! Included among the titles on sale: Robert McCammon’s The Wolf’s Hour, now only $1.99 for all ebook formats! Click on the image below to view all of the “Scary Reads” ebooks.
From the Jacket Copy:
On the eve of D-Day, a British secret agent with unique powers goes behind Nazi lines Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.
Also, the Audible unabridged audiobook editions of both Michael Gallatin books, The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods, will be released on MP3 CD on October 28, 2014.
For Chinese readers, Nautilus has purchased the rights for Chinese translation of Robert McCammon’s upcoming horror/SF novel The Border. No word on when that’ll appear, but Subterranean Press will publish The Border in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions in Spring 2015. Audible will release an unabridged audiobook edition of The Border at the same time.
You can read a little more about The Border here.
Finally, here are some of the recent related links from around the ‘net:
- Michael R. Collings wrote a fantastic essay about Boy’s Life
- Jonathan Janz write a superb review of The Wolf’s Hour
- Arah-Lynda Hay wrote a great review of Boy’s Life on Goodreads
- The “Talk Stephen King” blogger posted about Swan Song (and part 2)
- Artist Soraya Nullia posted about the “I believe in magic” quote from Boy’s Life
- Writer A. Braxton reviewed Swan Song
- Blog site lostinthatstory reviewed The River of Souls
- A photo of a tattooed quote from Boy’s Life was posted on Facebook
- Blog site wrongspelling posted excellent reviews of Speaks the Nightbird and The Queen of Bedlam
Don’t forget: Robert McCammon will be speaking at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 6:30 PM!