What a happy Thursday it is!
We have finished all customer and book store orders for THE BEST OF GREGORY BENFORD! Next up on the shipping line will be the limited edition of Robert McCammon‘s THE BORDER. Excited? We are!
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)
Here’s the Booklist review of The Border, now shipping from Subterranean Press!
Booklist: McCammon’s latest novel is a thrilling sf adventure. Two powerful, mysterious alien races are at war; Earth is caught in the middle, collateral damage. The planet is devastated, its people made nearly extinct. Those who have survived the catastrophic destruction caused by the alien war are succumbing to fallout from the battle, which is turning them into half-human creatures preying on those who are still human. Mankind seems doomed, but there is one small hope: a young boy who possesses powers that could save humanity. The problem is, the warring alien races might just prefer that humanity go extinct. Can this boy, who barely understands his own abilities, save the race? This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.
Subterranean Press posted this update on their website:
Robert McCammon’s return to epic sf/horror, The Border, is in stock and shipping. (The trade edition, that is. The limited and lettered editions will be out a few months down the road.)
His new novel of two alien races invading earth has drawn praise from Stephen King, Publishers Weekly, and, now, Booklist:
This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.
The first printing is over 97% sold out, with a second printing unlikely. You can order a signed copy of the trade hardcover through us, or an unsigned copy from your favorite large online retailer or indie.
About the Book:
World Fantasy award-winning, bestselling author Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books Swan Song and Stinger in this gripping new novel, The Border, a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.
But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan—a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity’s salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.
A major new novel from the unparalleled imagination of Robert McCammon, this dark epic of survival will both thrill readers and make them fall in love with his work all over again.
Some of the pre-order links for the ebook and audiobook editions of The Border are active now. Click on the links below to order the desired edition. Note that the ebook editions are only available in the U.S. currently.
The audiobook is narrated by Fred Berman.
Copies of all of his in-print novels, including The Border, will be available for purchase, and attendees are welcome to bring other books for Mr. McCammon to sign.
For details, including information about ordering a signed copy, visit the Alabama Booksmith website.
From Subterranean Press:
We’ve put our upcoming Robert McCammon trade paperbacks (Blue World, They Thirst, The Hunter from the Woods) through their final round of proofing, and are just waiting for their pub dates to roll around. As a reminder, we’ll have a limited number of signed sets of the books, which you can order at the Blue World page.
In other news, Rick’s epic new sf/horror novel, The Border, has been sent to the printer, which means the trade hardcover should ship by the end of May, to be followed 6-8 weeks later by the limited and lettered editions.