- 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
Back in January, we mentioned that Robert McCammon’s short story “Yellowjacket Summer” was going to be reprinted in an anthology entitled Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny. The Prime Books trade paperback will be available in July and is pre-orderable from Amazon now. The cover for the book can be seen to the right; it has been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
A couple of great new reviews have shown up on the ‘net in the past few days:
- tzulfia reviews the audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird
- Elitist Book Reviews loved I Travel by Night
Artist Lia MacLeod posted her design for a book cover and title page for Swan Song on Behance. She graciously allowed me to add it to the Fan Artwork page here. You can click on the image below or click here to see her work.
- Horror Drive-In’s Mark Sieber has written a great review of I Travel by Night
- Blog It All Began… The Story Imperative hosts a fantastic review of Usher’s Passing
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
Publishers Weekly has posted their review of Robert McCammon’s upcoming historical vampire novella, I Travel by Night. You can read their review, with minor plot spoilers, here. The opening sentence of the review is:
Southern gothicist and paranormal historian McCammon (Gone South; The Wolf’s Hour) combines the two genres in this fun, fast novella.
Robert McCammon’s Virtual Blog Tour to support The Providence Rider continues at Horror World today. They’ve posted a new interview with Robert McCammon conducted by Blu Gilliand.
Hot on the heels of the news that GraphicAudio will be releasing dramatizations of the Michael Gallatin books, Brilliance Audio will be releasing the Audible production of Swan Song, read by Tom Stechschulte, on Audio CD and MP3 CD on December 11, 2012. Both products are currently listed on both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. You can pre-order them via the links below. The success of the Audible edition of Swan Song is what led to the decision to release the book on CD.
- Amazon US: Swan Song Unabridged Audio CD
- Amazon US: Swan Song Unabridged MP3 CD
- Barnes and Noble: Swan Song Unabridged Audio CD
- Barnes and Noble: Swan Song Unabridged MP3 CD
And finally, here are a few more recent reviews:
- USA Network’s Character Blog: Robert McCammon’s Early American James Bond
- Fantasy Matters: The Providence Rider – A Review
- Ritual of the Stones: Book Review – The Providence Rider
- Men Reading Books: Mystery Walk by Robert McCammon
- The Humble Book Giant: Review: The Five by Robert McCammon
- Another Polish review of Boy’s Life: On the other side… (English version by Google Translate)
- Ramblings of a Honk Mahfah: A Brief Review: “Baal” [by Robert McCammon]
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.
- Lou Pendergrast of the website More 2 Read has posted a brand-new interview with Robert McCammon. You can read it here.
- Horror World has posted a fantastic review of The Providence Rider.
- Author Glenn Starkey recently wrote a blog article entitled MIA Part 2: Robert McCammon, Author of The Wolf’s Hour.
- Opinionator also posted a review of The Providence Rider. You can read it on their site here.
- Author Carl Alves posted a review of The Wolf’s Hour.
- YouTube user CombatOasis posted a video review of Swan Song.
- Blog Crash and Byrne posted a review of Blue World.
- Jennifer at Book Den continues The Great McCammon Read with her thoughts about Swan Song.
Here are a couple more recent great reviews of Robert McCammon’s new novel, The Five:
- The October Country: Review: ‘The Five’ by Robert McCammon
The Five is the assured, confident work of a man who has climbed back to the top of his game. It’s tight and suspenseful, and yet manages to take long sidetrips into the histories of the characters that don’t detract from the action, but instead enhance it. This is the kind of book you get lost in; the type of story that you’ll find yourself reflecting on long after you finished it, wondering what those characters are up to now. Do yourself a favor and pick it up today.
- cctheprofessor: The Five – “Everything is quiet but the song that keeps me sane”
This current novel, The Five, is not only about a band; it’s about music. That swelling ache you get in the marrow of your bones when you hear your favorite guitar maestro let his fingers fly over the frets and strings. The pounding your heart begins to do when you hear that bass line beat it’s way through the speakers or the drum beat begins to thump. This novel is brilliantly alive with that love and passion for music.