Reviews of I Travel by Night and a brief interview podcast

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Mar 042013
 

New reviews of Robert McCammon’s upcoming vampire novella I Travel by Night are showing up around the ‘net.

Rick Kleffel’s Agony Column says:

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For all the literary skills that McCammon brings to the novella, the most important is his ability to put them all together with a sense of fun. Yes, he takes his characters and his world seriously, but there’s a devil-may-care attitude at work here as well. ‘I Travel By Night’ knows precisely what it is and it hits that target so easily that readers might not notice all the perfectly-aligned pieces of the puzzle. ‘I Travel by Night’ is bound to make you smile — and wish that you had fangs to smile with.

Peter Schwotzer on LiteraryMayhem writes:

With his first foray into Horror in many a year, Robert McCammon further cements his status as one of the best authors of this or any generation.

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For those of you horror fanatics who remember when Mr. McCammon reigned supreme in the horror genre and for those who have not yet experienced Mr. McCammon’s horror roots this book as a must and I give it my highest recommendation.

Rick Kleffel has also posted a new 4 1/2-minute podcast with excerpts from an interview with Robert McCammon. You can read more about the podcast and download it here, or you can just download the MP3 here. The full audio interview will be posted soon.

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GraphicAudio Interviews Robert McCammon

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Jul 122012
 

As we reported yesterday, GraphicAudio is releasing audio dramatizations of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods.  Today, they’ve released a new audio interview with Robert McCammon conducted by The Wolf’s Hour director Nanette Savard.

GraphicAudio’s Nanette Savard interviews Robert McCammon about The Wolf’s Hour

The interview can also be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes.

For more information about the GraphicAudio releases, click here.

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DJ Rick’s Radio 678 Podcast Debut!

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Oct 012010
 

Robert McCammon’s latest novel, The Five, is centered around a rock’n’roll band named The Five. It’s the culmination of his lifelong interest in music, especially the rock’n’roll of the 1960s.

This month, Mr. McCammon launches Radio 678, a podcast featuring great rock’n’roll from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The focus will be on the more obscure songs from well-known bands, as well as songs from mostly-unknown bands.

Radio 678 Show #1 features music from Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Peter and Gordon, The Farm, The Screaming Blue Messiahs, and more.

DJ Rick’s Radio 678 Show

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Psycho 60s Podcast #4 is now available

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Jul 302010
 

A new edition of Robert McCammon’s Psycho 60s podcast is now available. Join DJ Rick on the special “Unknowns” edition—songs from ’60s bands that are pretty much unknowns. DJ Rick guarantees you’ll like these songs, even if they’re from bands you don’t know. There’s also a special treat inside….

DJ Rick’s Psycho 60s Podcast

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Artwork for The Wolf’s Hour limited edition

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Jun 032010
 

Subterranean Press has posted the following update on their site:

Have a look at Robert McCammon’s The Wolf’s Hour page, where we’ve just posted two of the full-color interior illustrations, including the foldout death train scene. The book is progressing nicely, on schedule for its fall release. We’ve designed the book and proofread it once, and are going through it a final time. Now that all of the art is in, we’ll be ordering Advance Reading Copies in the next week.Speaking of the art for The Wolf’s Hour, Vincent Chong blogged a bit about the influences behind his striking cover for the book.

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May 312010
 

Where I’m “At”

Hi everyone, and as always thank you for taking the time to check in, see what’s going on and make comments on my work. Your input is always appreciated.

I’d like to talk about a few subjects near and dear to me this time out. First up: work-in-progress. I’m very excited about what’s coming up in the future, namely the really beautiful edition of The Wolf’s Hour and of course The Five, which I believe (or would like to believe) is the best book I’ve ever written. So I personally am “stoked” about what’s ahead.

I guess you know by now about the new Michael Gallatin novelette, The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs. Well, I had a lot of fun writing that and I started thinking…you know, Michael’s story is far from being told.

So…while The Wolf’s Hour is fresh on my mind, I’m doing a new book of short stories about Michael Gallatin. The reason (well, one reason) I never went back to do a Wolf’s Hour sequel is that I figured I’d said everything that needed to be said. I mean, really, The Wolf’s Hour is packed with just about every World War II situation I could think of. What else could I write that wouldn’t be repeating myself?

I started thinking…maybe short stories would be the way to go. And I’m not usually into writing short stories because I prefer the longer form, but in this case I was thinking I could do some different things in different (and experimental) ways and see what happens. So right now I’m doing this book of Gallatin short stories and including probably another novelette. I hope also in this book to answer some of the questions that have been posed about…well…about a lot of Michael Gallatin’s past and future.

Okay. That said, I’m working hard also on the next Matthew book. So don’t worry, The Providence Rider is trotting along.

Now…another thing near and dear to me. The podcasts.

Oh, the humanity! Also…listen to all that silence in the room.

Guys, the podcasts are really mostly for me because I enjoy doing them. If I hadn’t become a writer (and I didn’t have much of a choice on that one), I probably would have gone into sound production and become a recording engineer. I really, really do enjoy working with music and sound. Also, for me it’s a bigtime stress reliever and I do need that.

So…I’m going to do two more Psycho 60s podcasts (the last one being our time machine trip to the Northern Soul dance club in July) and then shift the format to what I call Radio 678. I’ll be broadening the focus of the show to include songs from the 70s and 80s. I plan to do one of these a month.

Guys…I’m not taking any time away from my writing. I know you don’t necessarily want to hear music or hear me talking about music on the website, but this is all for the good, believe me. So I hope you give them a listen and I hope you enjoy them and…you know what?…you might glean from them some better understanding of me and why I write what I do.

Now, I have to address a comment that was made by an Irish gentleman on Facebook. The comment being that I am arrogant because I don’t want the first four (actually, I believe it’s the first three) books I wrote to be re-published. The idea is that I’m arrogant because I say they’re not good enough to be published again and I supposedly should let the readers decide that.

Well, the books are available. They’re on eBay and other places, I’m sure. They’re in used book stores, yes they are. I’m not trying to destroy all the old copies of those books. They’re out there. I just think my writing has progressed over time and I don’t think those books need to be published in large quantities with my name on them saying I’m the writer of the Matthew Corbett series or The Five or some future novel. Those books are starter novels. They got me going, but I’d like to think I’ve come a long way since. In essence, they’ve done their job.

Am I arrogant for this? For deciding that readers should not buy those early books expecting the quality of the new work? I’m trying to save people some money! Is that arrogant?

Gee, I kinda got my feelings hurt over this one.

If deciding that I require excellence in my work now, and that if someone sees my name on a book they know they will hopefully get as close to an excellent experience as I can give them…yeah, I’m as arrogant as I can be.

And I guess I’m proud to be arrogant.

See, I made the decision that these books are not up to my current standards so you guys wouldn’t have to.

Sir, when I come visit Ireland you owe me a brew.

Onward.

Summer’s here! Have fun and keep reading!

Best Wishes,
Robert McCammon

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Psycho 60s Podcast #2 is now available

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Apr 292010
 

A new edition of Robert McCammon’s Psycho 60s podcast is now available. Join DJ Rick as he spins some forgotten songs and discusses the bands and their music. The featured music includes songs from The Birds (not The Byrds), The Paniks, Ed Pauling, Shotgun Express, The Hangmen, and others.

DJ Rick’s Psycho 60s Podcast

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