Kindle short story reprints, Czech Swan Song, an ad, and links

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Apr 262014
 

Amazon Publishing imprint StoryFront will publish Kindle editions of three of Robert McCammon’s short stories on June 4, 2014. The stories are:


Czech publisher Classic published a translation of Swan Song a few months ago. The cover for the trade paperback edition of Masky Apokalypsy has been added to the Book Cover Gallery and can be seen to the right. For more details, see the Book Bibliography.


Here are some recent links of interest:


Subterranean Press ran the ad below for The River of Souls via Publishers Weekly last week. The River of Souls is the fifth book in the Matthew Corbett series. The official publication date is May 31, 2014, and the book will be available in all editions: a signed, limited edition; a trade paperback edition; an Audible audiobook; and ebook editions.

Pre-order from Subterranean PressAmazon US,B&NAmazon UKAmazon CA
Audiobook: Audible | Amazon US 

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Nov 112013
 
Robert McCammon with the Bulgarian edition of Boy's Life

Robert McCammon with the Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life

Just discovered today: Robert McCammon was awarded the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize two years in a row in the 1990s. The prize was awarded to Swan Song in 1994 and to Boy’s Life in 1995. The prizes were presented by the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association from 1982 to 2011 for the best adventure novel published the previous year.

Yet another international edition discovery: Robert McCammon’s short story “Black Boots” was included in a 1993 German anthology, Das große Horror-Lesebuch II (Big Book of Horror II). The cover for the book can be seen here. It has been added to the Book Cover Gallery.

And a roundup of various posts from around the ‘net in the past month:

Finally, the Robert McCammon Goodreads group is reading and discussing Usher’s Passing as their November Group Read.

 

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Oct 152013
 

first-fourAudible has changed the release date for their unabridged audiobooks of Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst. Their website is now reporting a release date of December 10, 2013.

Here are a few recent reviews and mentions that have popped up around the ‘net:

Finally, if you’re in the UK, the Amazon UK Kindle version of Swan Song is currently only £1.29!

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Speaks the Nightbird ebook pre-orders, a Polish Swan Song, and links

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Sep 282013
 

Speaks the Nightbird ebook

The ebook editions of Speaks the Nightbird are available for pre-ordering now! The ebook will be released on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. You can pre-order the book now from Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (NOOK), and Kobo.com. Those are the U.S. links; the Speaks the Nightbird ebook will be available everywhere, including Amazon UK and Amazon CA.)

Polish publisher Wydawnictwo Papierowy Księżyc is releasing Łabędzi śpiew, a new translation of Swan Song, as a two-volume trade paperback. The first volume will be published on October 16, 2013, and the second volume will follow on November 13, 2013. The fantastic covers for the books have been added to the Book Cover Gallery. Click on the images below to view larger versions of the covers.

Several reviews and other mentions have popped up around the ‘net in the past couple of weeks, including several related to The Wolf’s Hour!

Other recent posts:

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New Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life hits shelves August 26

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Aug 192013
 

Bulgarian publisher Iztok-Zapad is releasing a Bulgarian translation of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age novel, Boy’s Life. The translation was done by Elena Pavlova, and the cover design, shown below, is by Denitsa Trifonova. The book will hit Bulgarian bookstore shelves on August 26, 2013.

The Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life

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Various updates and recent reviews from around the ‘net

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Aug 092013
 

The Quote of the Day comes from James Roy Daley of Books of the Dead Press:

I’m a huge fan of Robert McCammon. My favorite is Boy’s Life. I’ve read it a number of times and I always think, If this book went on forever, I would read it forever.

The July 2013 issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction includes a two-page essay by Mike Barrett entitled “The Time of the Wolf: Robert McCammon’s Werewolf Tales.” You can see the Table of Contents and purchase a digital copy of the magazine from the NYRSF web site.

Wayne C. Rogers reviewed The Five for HorrorNovelReviews.com. Don’t forget that The Five will be released in a mass-market paperback edition from Tor on November 26, 2013!

Alice Keezer recently reviewed the audiobook edition of Swan Song, narrated by Tom Stechschulte. The Swan Song audiobook is available through Audible.com, on CD from Amazon, and on MP3 CD from Amazon.

David Agronoff also reviewed Swan Song in his countdown of his ten favorite horror novels.

Blogger Peggy at RampantBiblioholism challenged her small town to out-read her this summer. She posted about the books she’s read this summer, including Boy’s Life (“EVERYBODY needs to read this book”) and Swan Song (“…a huge, sprawling, epic post-apocalyptic story with a lot of points to make”).

DeviantArt member Hurriicanee did an illustration based on Boy’s Life. You can see it in the Fan Artwork Gallery.

As some of you have noticed, Swan Song is no longer in-print. The print rights to the book have reverted back to Robert McCammon. Hopefully a new publisher will pick up the book soon. I’ll keep you posted. But if you’ve wondered why it can’t be ordered and why copies of the trade paperback are selling for $40 or more on Amazon, that’s why. There are, of course, still copies available on third-party and used markets.

And I’ll leave you with this fun photo of Robert McCammon taken by his daughter Skye at FandomFest in Louisville, KY, a couple of weekends ago.

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Still more reviews from around the ‘net

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May 102013
 

More rave reviews have popped up around the ‘net in the past few weeks.

Reviews of I Travel by Night:

Here’s a great Polish review of Boy’s Life (Google Translate: English translation).

Bethany’s Sin was included in HorrorNovelReviews.com: Horror’s 13 Greatest Villains in Novels.

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May 032013
 

Paul Simpson at Sci-Fi Bulletin has posted an extensive new interview with Robert McCammon in which they discuss I Travel by Night, The Five, and why The Village isn’t likely to ever see print.

Sci-Fi Bulletin: Interview: Robert McCammon (part 1)

Sci-Fi Bulletin: Interview: Robert McCammon (part 2)

Also, Staffer’s Book Review posted a short but very enthusiastic review of I Travel by Night. You can read their review here.

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Apr 172013
 

The reviews for I Travel by Night keep popping up, along with reviews of some of Robert McCammon’s older novels. Here are some of the more recent reviews:

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A Kindle Daily Deal and recent posts around the ‘net

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Feb 152013
 

Kindle Daily DealsRobert McCammon’s Swan Song is one of today’s Kindle Daily Deals! Today only, you can buy the Kindle ebook for only $1.99. Click here to see the Kindle Daily Deals.

Swan Song is also on sale for the other formats, too, though apparently only in the U.S.:

Also, Boy’s Life for the Kindle is only $3.79 right now. (This is an Amazon sale, not a publisher sale, so it only applies to the Kindle ebook.)

There have been a few recent posts about Robert McCammon and his work around the ‘net:

 

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