In honor of Banned Books Week, Amazon has lowered the Kindle edition of Boy’s Life to only $.99!
Here are a couple of recent links:
- Ritual of the Stones: Championing Robert McCammon
- The Huntsville Times: Robert McCammon’s ‘Speaks the Nightbird’ starts a promising series of historical mysteries
Robert McCammon visited the Subterranean Press offices on June 20, 2012, to inscribe and sign copies of The Providence Rider. Publisher Bill Schafer tweeted this photo and comment:
The recently announced GraphicAudio dramatizations of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods are pre-orderable now from Barnes & Noble. (Thanks, Jonathan!) As of now, they’re not listed on Amazon, but will, no doubt, be listed soon. The release date for the dramatizations is November 1, 2012. You can pre-order them from B&N here.
Japanese artist Kazuki Tamada has sent in his latest artwork. This one was inspired by Swan Song. You can see all of Kazuki’s art here. More artwork by other fans can be found in the Fan Artwork Gallery.
The release of Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury has been moved up a week to July 10, 2012. The book is being released in trade paperback, ebook, and audio formats from HarperCollins; there’s also a limited edition from Gauntlet and Borderlands Press. The book, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, includes “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” a brand-new short story from Robert McCammon, which was mentioned in the new starred-review from Publishers Weekly. Links: Trade paperback @ Amazon, Kindle, NOOK, HarperAudio.
Here are links to a few more recent reviews:
Chuck also posted his review of The Providence Rider on his own blog, TerribleMinds. It’s fun reading.
Finally, Magiczne Lata, the Polish release of Boy’s Life, has been getting lots of press coverage in Poland, with lots of great reviews. Here are a couple more that have appeared recently:
The cover for the limited edition of Shadow Show has been added to the Book Cover Gallery. Shadow Show is a new anthology of short stories by authors paying tribute to Ray Bradbury. It includes a brand-new story by Robert McCammon entitled “The Children of the Bedtime Machine.” The limited edition is a joint publication of Gauntlet Press and Borderlands Press. For more information, visit the Gauntlet Press site. HarperCollins will release a trade paperback edition of Shadow Show on July 17, 2012. You can pre-order it from Amazon U.S. here.
Finally, a vintage interview with Robert McCammon from The Morning Call on June 8, 1990, has been added to the Interviews page.
There are a couple of new international editions of Robert McCammon’s work coming out. A few vintage editions have also been added to the Book Cover Gallery, along with the cover of the ARC for the upcoming Bradbury tribute Shadow Show; it’ll be out in July 2012. Click on an image below for a larger version of the image.
- Polish publisher Wydawnictwo Papierowy Księżyc is releasing a new translation of Boy’s Life, which sports some fantastic new cover art. A website has been created to promote the release: robertmccammon.pl
- Russian publisher Eksmo has released a new hardcover edition of Usher’s Passing.
- A 1997 French book, La Grande Anthologie du Fantastique (Tome 2), included McCammon’s “Yellowjacket Summer”.
- A 1996 Czech anthology, Hlas Kvre (Voices of Blood), included McCammon’s “Nightcrawlers”.
- A 1997 Czech magazine, Ikarie, included McCammon’s “The Miracle Mile”.
- The HarperCollins trade edition of Shadow Show includes McCammon’s new story, “Children of the Bedtime Machine”.
And finally, a few recent McCammon-related links:
- A great Polish review of the Polish release of Boy’s Life (English translation via Google Translate)
- Blogger Midnyte Reader posted the funny “The night I got to ride in a car with Robert McCammon & Sherrilynn Kenyon (or, best night EVER)!” She includes photos of the evening.
- Author CW LaSart posted the amusing (and somewhat creepy? ) “WHC 2012 Part 2: Robert McCammon Touched My Arm.”
- The Robert McCammon Goodreads group is off to a great start, with over 150 members now. They plan to do a monthly read and discussion of a McCammon novel.
Subterranean Press has also published the final part of their 3-part interview with Robert McCammon by Gwenda Bond. She and Robert talk about Matthew, his favorite research finds, the challenges of writing historical fiction, and the exclusive new Matthew Corbett novella that will be included with the limited edition. Robert also shares a tip about something to look for the books that fans of the series won’t want to miss. You can read part all three parts of the interview on the Subterranean site: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Finally, a few reviews have popped up around the ‘net in recent days:
- Manly-but-Bookish posted a great review of Boy’s Life
- Staffer’s Book Review has posted a fantastic, spoiler-free review of The Providence Rider
- David Marshall posted a glowing review of The Hunter from the Woods
- An edited version of David Marshall’s review also appeared on CityBookReview
- Jonathan Stover posted a review of Baal
Finally, Lou Pendergrast has created a Robert McCammon group on GoodReads. The goal is to read one Robert McCammon novel each month and discuss it.
Open Road Integrated Media has released nine of Robert McCammon’s novels in ebook format! The books are available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Sony, Kobo, and other sites. On their Robert McCammon page, you can find links to purchase the ebooks, as well as a video profile of Robert McCammon, which can also be seen below.
It was originally announced that all of Robert McCammon’s pre-Speaks the Nightbird backlist would be published in ebook format today, but there was a rights mixup, and the first four books are not yet available. Those books (Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst) will be released as ebooks in the coming months by Subterranean Press, which will also be publishing signed limited editions of each novel. The first limited edition and ebook, Baal, will be published in November 2011 and can be ordered from Subterranean Press.
In addition to the ebook releases, Simon & Schuster has re-released their abridged audiobooks of Boy’s Life and Gone South. Both are available from Audible, Ambling Books, and other sites. Again, please note that these releases are the 3-hour abridged audiobooks originally released in 1991 and 1992.
On October 18, 2011, much of Robert McCammon’s pre-Speaks the Nightbird backlist, from Mystery Walk through Gone South, will be available in various eBook formats. The books will be published by Open Road Integrated Media, and more information, including a video profile of Robert McCammon, will be available on October 18.
The books are already pre-orderable from Amazon (Kindle) and iTunes (iBooks). Click here for order links for all of the McCammon ebooks! As soon as Barnes & Noble adds the titles, the page will be updated to include the NOOK links, as well.
- Japanese illustrator Kazuki Tamada has contributed another piece of artwork inspired by The Wolf’s Hour. You can view a larger version of his art, as well as see his other illustrations, by clicking on the image or here.
- Publishers Weekly has posted a great review of the Subterranean Press edition of Robert McCammon’s first novel, Baal. You can read it on the PW site.
- Robert McCammon recently finished signing the tip-in sheets for The Hunter from the Woods, which Subterranean Press is about to send to the printer for its November publication.
- Mel Odom posted a superb review of The Five on his Bookhound blog.
- A post about the Matthew Corbett series was posted over on Wisdom of Bookmonkey.
- Author Laraine Herring posted one reason that Boy’s Life is so effective.
- A fantastic new review of Boy’s Life was posted on Right2Left.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about Robert McCammon ebooks!