Audible has acquired the audiobook rights to the remaining four Robert McCammon novels without audio editions: Stinger, MINE, Usher’s Passing, and Mystery Walk. No release date is available, but as soon as we have more information, we’ll let you know!
McCammon fan Casey recently sent me this screenshot from the TV show Rizzoli & Isles in which you can spot the hardcover edition of Boy’s Life on the shelf behind Angie Harmon as “Rizzoli.”
Rizzoli & Isles
Season 1, Episode 2
“Boston Strangler Redux”
–Starts around the 31:20 mark, lasts about 10 or so seconds, about 2 or 3 views of it on the bookshelf behind the Rizzoli character.
—According to IMDB, this episode aired July 19, 2010.
In case you’ve never seen it before, a copy of Stinger showed up on a shelf in the second episode of season four of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer:
Artist Les Edwards has posted his original art that graces the new Subterranean Press limited edition of Stinger. The original paintings of the two interior paintings are available for purchase from Les’s website, as are prints of all three paintings.
The limited edition of Stinger can be purchased from Subterranean Press.
There have been a number of blog reviews posted recently; here are some of them:
- Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork: Review: Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon
- Manly But Bookish: The Night Boat
- I, Popeye: Review: Robert McCammon’s “The River of Souls”
- Cody’s Bookshelf: Stinger Review
- Twirling, Twirling, Twirling Towards Freedom: Late-Early Robert R. McCammon Takes a Mystery Walk
- Neurosurgery 101: The Blog: Review: “Makeup” by Robert McCammon
- Titas Reads Books: Don’t Tempt a Mother! (review of MINE)
Subterranean Press posted this announcement on their site:
Stinger is coming this October.
This is truly the Year of Robert McCammon here at SubPress, with his major novel The Border, as well as trade paperbacks of They Thirst, The Hunter from the Woods, and Blue World, which will itself have a limited edition.
Next year look for a slightly less McCammon-centric schedule, but one that features a new novel and novella.
Now, to Stinger:
First published as a paperback original in 1988, Stinger remains one of Robert McCammon’s wildest, most compelling creations. Both a furiously paced action novel and an affectionate tribute to the SF/Horror films of an earlier era, it is vintage McCammon, and a grand, often visceral entertainment.
The story takes place during a single twenty-four hour period in Inferno, Texas. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy. But things can always get worse, and they do so with astonishing speed when an unidentified spacecraft crash lands in the desert outside of town, followed by a second craft bearing the alien being who will soon be known as Stinger. Stinger is a kind of interstellar hunter on a mission he intends to complete, whatever the cost. He brings with him an endless array of technological marvels and an infinite capacity for destruction that threaten the existence of Inferno, its inhabitants, and the larger world beyond.
Filled with a large cast of vividly realized characters and sporting some of the most memorably horrific imagery you will ever encounter, Stinger is an adrenaline-fueled narrative of the highest order, its classic, pulp fictional elements transformed and elevated by a master storyteller. The result is pure Robert McCammon, an engrossing, hugely enjoyable experience that is sure to stay with you for a very long time to come.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275
You can order Stinger from Subterranean Press here. Note that Amazon has a listing for it, but if direct sales are high enough, Amazon will not receive any copies of the book.
Things on the Robert McCammon front have been really busy of late, so we thought we’d offer a quick guide to what’s going on.
- Limited Edition: All copies shipped and en route to customers or already in their hands.
- Deluxe Limited: Waiting on slipcases. Projected to ship in Jan/Feb.
- Lettered Edition: Waiting on traycases. Projected to ship in Jan/Feb.
- Ebook: Now available for Kindle and Nook.
- Limited Edition: All copies shipped an en route to customers or already in their hands.
- Lettered Edition: Waiting on traycases. Projected to ship in Feb/Mar.
- Ebook: Now available for Kindle and Nook.
We’ve just approved the rough sketches for the five black-and-white interior illustrations that will appear in all editions of the book. In addition, we’ve given Vincent Chong the okay for the two color plates exclusive to the limited and lettered editions, and the full-color endsheets (about which, see more below). The bonus novella—the first time Matthew encounters the supernatural—has been dropped into the limited edition and is being proofed. The Providence Rider is likely to be our most attractive McCammon production yet, and one hell of a thrill ride of a novel. We expect it to land on many fans’ lists of favorites of 2012, so don’t miss out.
We’ve decided to add the full-color endsheets to the signed trade copies (but not the unsigned trade edition), to make them an even better value to collectors. There are only 1000 of these, unlike the nearly 2000 copies that Robert McCammon signed for The Five, so please get your order in soon.
Two McCammon limiteds that aren’t on our immediate schedule, Bethany’s Sin and Stinger, have already been fully designed, and are working their way through the production process. 2012 is really going to be the year of McCammon here at SubPress.
Feel free to head over to our site to order all but the ebooks, where Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal are accepted.
- Japanese illustrator Kazuki Tamada sent in his latest illustration inspired by a Robert McCammon novel. The image to the left was inspired by Mystery Walk. Click on the image or click here to view a larger version of the images and Kazuki’s other illustrations.
- Several new covers have been added to the Book Cover Gallery: the Advance Uncorrected Proof of The Providence Rider, a new Russian edition of Stinger, and a new Russian edition of Best New Horror, which reprints Robert McCammon’s short story “Pin.” Click on the images below to view larger versions of each.