Also, Staffer’s Book Review posted a short but very enthusiastic review of I Travel by Night. You can read their review here.
- FantasyLiterature.com: Horrible Monday: I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon
- Lou Pendergrast (More 2 Read) loved I Travel by Night
- Brian Schwartz reviews Boy’s Life (includes a lengthy plot summary)
- A Martian Monkey blog reviews The Five
- Kevin Hurtack reviews The Night Boat
- Bryant Burnette reviews The Night Boat
Robert 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:
- The Write Break with Phyllis Humby: Robert McCammon – The Write Read – Writer Phyllis Humby writes about Robert McCammon’s writing and what Boy’s Life means to her
- Horror Fiction Review posted a review of The Providence Rider
- Elitist Book Reviews reviewed the GraphicAudio production of The Wolf’s Hour
- Kent Peterson posted a fantasic review of Boy’s Life
Open Road Media, the ebook publisher for many of Robert McCammon’s novels, has announced their Scary Reads for Halloween promotion. To celebrate Halloween, they’ve lowered the price on many of their ebooks. The ebook edition of Robert McCammon’s masterpiece, Boy’s Life, is now on sale for only $2.99 through October 31! You can use the links below to order Boy’s Life for each ebook reader.
Purchase the Boy’s Life ebook:
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.