Taiwan publisher Nautilus has revealed the cover art for their upcoming translation of Swan Song. The book may be published in Fall 2013. I’ll have more details as the publication date gets closer. For now, enjoy the beautiful image! (Click on the image to see a larger version.)
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
Time to gather some of the recent McCammon-related links from around the ‘net:
- An Interactive Interview with Mr. Robert McCammon, conducted by a student who recently read Boy’s Life
- The Green Man Review of The Hunter from the Woods
- Website Escritora posted this great review of Usher’s Passing
- Blog Odd Engine posted this great review of Swan Song
- Kara Ferguson: Have You Read: Swan Song
- HorrorNews.net: Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
Brilliance Audio has released Audible’s unabridged audio version of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song on audio CD and MP3 CD formats. The book is narrated by Tom Stechschulte and runs 34 hours and 40 minutes. The audio CD box contains 29 CDs.
Press the Play button below to listen to a sample from Swan Song.
The audiobook editions of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song and Speaks the Nightbird are both on sale for $19.99 for members of Audible.com, a savings of 50% off the non-member price. The sale runs until November 20 at noon ET.
Unfortunately, the sale prices aren’t valid for non-Audible.com members.
Elitist book reviews has posted a brand-new interview with Robert McCammon.
And here are a few links to reviews and other recent posts:
- Blu Gilliand posted Subterranean Press locks in two slots on the 2013 “Most Anticipated” list with new Lansdale, McCammon novellas
- Artifex Amor: Summer Reading with a Queen, a T. Rex, and an Octopus, a blog from someone who’d never read McCammon until a friend of hers turned her on to the Matthew Corbett books
- Tiffany’s Bookshelf: Shadow Show, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, a review of the new anthology that singles out McCammon’s new story “Children of the Bedtime Machine”
- Men Reading Books: The Hunter from the Woods, a review
- FEARnet: Old-World Horrors Abound in McCammon’s The Providence Rider
- Cabin Goddess: A True Post Apocalyptic Tapestry of Horror: Swan Song
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:
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]
- 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.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Audible will release an unabridged audio version of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Thanks to Audible, you can now listen to a 7-minute excerpt. The narrator is Tom Stechschulte. The link mentioned at the end of the trailer won’t actually be active until November 15.
Click the Play button below to listen to the excerpt.