Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India: The Robert McCammon Course

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Dec 162016
 

File this under “Too cool.” Well, I think it’s cool.

Back in October, I received a message from a graduate student in the English department at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She told me that she was taking a course about Robert McCammon’s work and wanted to interview Mr. McCammon for her term paper.

The professor who set the course up, Prodosh Bhattacharya, contacted me recently and has graciously provided a written account of how the course came to be and the challenges faced. You can read his account here.

Here is the syllabus for the course:

Syllabus for the Robert McCammon course (tentative):

Early phase: Usher’s Passing, The Deep End, ‘Best Friends’. (The first is a novel, the second a novella, and the third a short story).

Transition phase:  TheWolf’s Hour, ‘Black Boots’, ‘A Life in the Day of’, ‘On a Beautiful Summer’s Day, He Was’, (the first is a novel, the other three are short stories).

Later phase: Boy’s Life, Speaks the Nightbird, The Queen of Bedlam, Gone South, I Travel by Night. (All novels)

Texts by other authors that have to be read as influences on McCammon (no questions will be set directly on these):
‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ by Edgar Allan Poe.
Where Eagles Dare by Alistair Maclean.
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe.

They also have a Facebook group: Special Author: Robert McCammon

Thank you to Prodosh and Ms. Sapui for all of the information about the course!

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Cover for book one of German Speaks the Nightbird

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Nov 162016
 

Back in March, we announced that German publisher Luzifer had acquired the rights to publish a German translation of Speaks the Nightbird, the first book in Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series. Artist Michael Schubert posted the cover art for book one on Facebook today.

The book is planned for 2017. You can read more about the release here.

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TV Spottings: Boy’s Life in Rizzoli & Isles

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Nov 142016
 

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.

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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:

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Georgian publisher acquires rights to Boy’s Life

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Nov 042016
 

From the Donald Maass Agency:

Georgian rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Books In Batumi, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

This will mark the first publication of Boy’s Life in Georgia. Publishing house Books in Batumi was founded in the western part of Georgia, in Batumi. The main priority of the publishing house is to publish and popularize Sci-Fi titles in Georgia.

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Last Train from Perdition ebooks are now available

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Oct 312016
 

The ebook editions of Robert McCammon‘s new novella, Last Train from Perdition: I Travel by Night, Book Two, are now available in the U.S. and Canada. The book is also available in trade hardcover from Subterranean Press.


Last Train from Perdition (2016)
I Travel by Night, Book Two
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | iTunes
Kindle CA | Kobo CA

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Nautilus renews rights to Chinese edition of Boy’s Life

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Oct 132016
 

From the Donald Maass agency:

Complete Chinese renewal rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Nautilus, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Nautilus originally published their translation of Boy’s Life in 2010.

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Last Train from Perdition in stock and shipping

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Oct 102016
 

From Subterranean Press:

We’ve just finished shipping the initial wave of the trade hardcovers of Robert McCammon’s vampire novella, Last Train from Perdition. Copies of the first volume sold out in short order, and now bring over-the-top prices on the secondary market. We expect this one to follow suit, so order early.

About the Book:

In I Travel by Night, master of horror Robert McCammon introduced the tortured and instantly unforgettable vampire adventurer Trevor Lawson—All Matters Handled—as he searched for his maker, LaRouge, in hope of becoming human once more. It wove a tale about the terrors of the Dark Society, featuring the gothic sensibilities of old New Orleans, and the unforgiving violence of the untamed frontier of 1886. Now McCammon returns to Lawson’s gripping journey and sends him West, in the chilling sequel novella Last Train from Perdition.

Ever on the hunt for LaRouge, Lawson still travels by night, but no longer alone. Crack-shot, whip-smart Ann has become his companion, on her own search for her vampire-taken father and sister. Lawson has been summoned from New Orleans and the Hotel Sanctuaire to Omaha by a wealthy man who needs his son retrieved from a band of outlaws. Lawson and Ann agree to take the case and travel to the town of Perdition where they find their prey—but things get complicated fast when a saloon shootout leaves an innocent girl badly injured.

On a night train from Perdition to Helena to find medical help, it soon becomes clear that Lawson and Ann’s enemies may also be looking to prey upon them. As they struggle against those forces of darkness with a trainload of their most unlikely allies yet, Lawson also wages battle with the darkness LaRouge left within him. This latest installment in Trevor Lawson’s battle for redemption finds bestselling McCammon at his thrilling best.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35

From Booklist:

“This is perfect for Deadwood fans and those who enjoy the American Vampire graphic-novel series by Scott Snyder. Clear a couple of hours, you’ll want to devour this in one sitting.”

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New fan art from Kazuki Tamada

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Sep 242016
 

Japanese artist and McCammon fan Kazuki Tamada has contributed a new illustration inspired by They Thirst, as well as photos of statues he made depicting Speaks the Nightbird‘s Rachel Howarth and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on each image to view more, or see all of Kazuki Tamada’s McCammon-inspired art here.


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Kazuki also created some small statues of Rachel Howarth from Speaks the Nightbird and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on the image or click here to view more images of his great statues.

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Freedom of the Mask MP3 CD coming October 11, 2016

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Sep 212016
 

Brilliance Audio is releasing the audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s Freedom of the Mask on MP3 CD on October 11, 2016! The list price is $9.99 on Amazon.

Freedom of the Mask is book six in the Matthew Corbett series. The audiobook is narrated by the incomparable Edoardo Ballerini.

 

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