Sep 262014
 

Subterranean Press will publish trade paperback editions of They Thirst, Blue World, and The Hunter from the Woods simultaneously in mid-2015!

For Chinese readers, Nautilus has purchased the rights for Chinese translation of Robert McCammon’s upcoming horror/SF novel The Border. No word on when that’ll appear, but Subterranean Press will publish The Border in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions in Spring 2015. Audible will release an unabridged audiobook edition of The Border at the same time.

You can read a little more about The Border here.

Finally, here are some of the recent related links from around the ‘net:

Don’t forget: Robert McCammon will be speaking at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 6:30 PM!

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Subterranean Press: They Thirst selling quickly

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Aug 252014
 

Subterranean Press posted this on their website today:

They_Thirst_by_Robert_McCammon_Large.jpgOctober will be Robert McCammon’s month. His vampire epic, They Thirst, rises from the earth in a gorgeous new edition, one which is now over 85% sold out before we’ve received any large online retailer orders. Collectors please note that the Lettered Edition is now open to general ordering. There’s a limit of one copy per person, household, or plane of existence.

As Publishers Weekly noted about this classic:

Apocalyptic catastrophe collides with deeply intimate fears in this hardcover incarnation of McCammon’s 1981 paperback horror novel… Pathos and tragedy reverberate beneath bawdy sexual tension and violence in a seamless fictional cocktail for genre devotees. As readable today as when first published, this savage yet elegant shock show succeeds as crowd-pleasing storytelling as well as a time capsule of the 1980s horror aesthetic.

About the Book:

First published in 1981, They Thirst was Robert McCammon’s fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors—Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night Boat—They Thirst made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

The story begins in the tiny Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, where nine-year-old Andre Palatazin awaits the return of his father from an unspecified—but clearly dangerous—mission. The man who finally returns is no longer Andre’s father—is no longer, in fact, a man. Pursued by this undead entity, Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre—now Andy—Palatazin is a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and spends his days dealing with the quotidian terrors of a large metropolis. His life takes a darker turn when the demonic forces he first encountered in Krajeck arrive in L.A., led by an ancient vampire known as The Master. The Master’s plan: to overrun the city and use it as a stepping-stone toward wider, ultimately global, domination.

They Thirst marks the earliest appearance of McCammon’s penchant for epic, wide-angled narratives. With the unobtrusive ease of a natural storyteller, the author propels a wide assortment of vividly created characters through an apocalyptic scenario that combines gritty urban realism with a powerful portrait of supernatural forces at large in the modern world. The result is a genuine classic of the genre, a novel that is as fresh and absorbing today as it was more than thirty years ago.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275

 

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Jun 092014
 

Artist Vincent Chong, who did the cover for The River of Souls, has posted four of the black-and-white interior illustrations he did for the Subterranean Press edition. He did a few extra illustrations, both black-and-white and color, for the limited edition, which also includes a bonus short story, “The Scorpion’s Eye.”

And Subterranean Press has posted two interior illustrations that artist Les Edwards did for their upcoming limited edition of They Thirst.

Visit the Subterranean Press site to purchase the limited editions of The River of Souls and They Thirst.

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Four new Robert McCammon audiobooks from Audible are now available

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Dec 102013
 

first-fourAudible has released new, unabridged audiobook recordings of Robert McCammon’s first four books: Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst! All four books are narrated by Ray Porter, who has appeared in numerous TV series and movies and narrated Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger books, among others.

You can find purchasing links to all of the Robert McCammon audiobooks here.

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Oct 152013
 

first-fourAudible has changed the release date for their unabridged audiobooks of Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst. Their website is now reporting a release date of December 10, 2013.

Here are a few recent reviews and mentions that have popped up around the ‘net:

Finally, if you’re in the UK, the Amazon UK Kindle version of Swan Song is currently only £1.29!

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Aug 292013
 

first-fourOn October 15, 2013, Audible will release new, unabridged audiobook recordings of Robert McCammon’s first four books: Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst! (The pre-order link for Baal is active now, but has the wrong release date.) Baal will be narrated by Ray Porter, who has appeared in numerous TV series and movies and narrated Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger books, among others; the other narrators, if there are any, haven’t been announced yet.

A couple of new reviews have popped up recently:

And for those of you in Indianapolis area, the Indianapolis Book Club will be discussing Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird at their meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Robert McCammon’s The Wolf’s Hour makes the list in the Barnes & Noble Book Blog post “5 Must-Read Werewolf Novels.” The Wolf’s Hour is available in various ebook formats.

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Jun 052013
 

I recently unearthed a 1981 promotional poster for They Thirst that I didn’t even know existed until I found someone selling it. The poster was produced by Avon Books, who published They Thirst as a paperback original in 1981. The front of the poster shows the cover art used for the paperback, while the back includes marketing material, including a synopsis of the book. Photos of the poster have been added to the Book Cover Gallery. (My apologies for the quality of the photos; the folded poster made it difficult to get a good photo without too much reflected glare from either natural lighting or the camera’s flash.) Until I saw this poster, I had no idea how extensively Avon marketed They Thirst.

COMING TO TERRIFY MILLIONS OF READERS IN MAY WITH A NATIONAL RADIO CAMPAIGN FROM AVON!

AVON brings Robert R. McCammon’s bloodchilling new novel to millions of radio listeners with a campaign of 60-second commercials on the ABC National Radio Network—airing in 203 markets nationwide!

And AVON reaches millions of late-night radio listeners with 60-second commercials on The Larry King Show, airing on 210 stations across the country!

LOS ANGELES ADVERTISING: 50 outdoor billboards, measuring 10 feet by 22 feet each, will inundate the Los Angeles area for one month!

There were also a 36-copy floor display and a 12-copy counter display available to booksellers.

Can you imagine seeing 50 billboards advertising They Thirst? I would so love to see a photo of one of those and to hear the radio commercials!

Click on the images to view larger versions.



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They Thirst ebook is now available!

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Mar 292013
 

They Thirst

Subterranean Press has released their ebook edition of Robert McCammon’s classic 1981 vampire novel, They Thirst. The ebook features new cover artwork by Les Edwards, who previously painted the cover art for their release of The Night Boat. The Signed, Limited Edition hardcover will follow next year. Click on the image to the right to view a larger version of the artwork.

From Subterranean Press:

First published in 1981, They Thirst was Robert McCammon’s fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors—Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night BoatThey Thirst made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

The story begins in the tiny Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, where nine-year-old Andre Palatazin awaits the return of his father from an unspecified—but clearly dangerous—mission. The man who finally returns is no longer Andre’s father—is no longer, in fact, a man. Pursued by this undead entity, Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre—now Andy—Palatazin is a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and spends his days dealing with the quotidian terrors of a large metropolis. His life takes a darker turn when the demonic forces he first encountered in Krajeck arrive in L.A., led by an ancient vampire known as The Master. The Master’s plan: to overrun the city and use it as a stepping-stone toward wider, ultimately global, domination.

They Thirst marks the earliest appearance of McCammon’s penchant for epic, wide-angled narratives. With the unobtrusive ease of a natural storyteller, the author propels a wide assortment of vividly created characters through an apocalyptic scenario that combines gritty urban realism with a powerful portrait of supernatural forces at large in the modern world. The result is a genuine classic of the genre, a novel that is as fresh and absorbing today as it was more than thirty years ago.

 

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New Russian hardcover editions published

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Jun 212011
 

Russian publisher Эксмо (Eksmo) has released new hardcover editions of four of Robert McCammon’s novels: They Thirst, The Wolf’s Hour, Swan Song (2 volumes), and Boy’s Life (2 volumes).  The covers of all six books have been added to the Book Cover Gallery. You can click on the images below to view a slightly larger version of each.

Boy's Life - Volume 1

Boy's Life - Volume 2

Swan Song - Volume 1

Swan Song - Volume 2

They Thirst

The Wolf's Hour

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