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 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.
Reviews of I Travel by Night:
Bethany’s Sin was included in HorrorNovelReviews.com: Horror’s 13 Greatest Villains in Novels.
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: