On April 9, 2015, Robert McCammon visited the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College. The English classes there had read Boy’s Life and were assigned to create various Boy’s Life-inspired projects: dioramas, games, and other displays. Click on the link below to view a gallery of photos of the projects. Thanks to NACC’s Joan Reeves and Joan Tucker for the photos!
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.
Mark Justice gives a great review of The Border in episode 73 of Pod of Horror. The review begins at the 32-minute mark. (There are no spoilers beyond what’s offered in the official synopsis.)
As Robert McCammon’s The Border approaches its May publication, the reviews are just starting to roll in. Here’s the big one, accompanied by a star, from Publishers Weekly:
Genre-busting author McCammon (The River of Souls) pulls out all the stops for this exhilarating alien-invasion epic, which harkens back to his 1987 blockbuster, Swan Song. The spectacular opening introduces an amnesiac teenage boy who abruptly becomes aware of himself in a full-tilt sprint through a post-apocalyptic battlefield, with wounds that should have killed him, and knowledge and abilities he doesn’t understand…This story blends the gripping horror and action of McCammon’s earliest novels with the empathy of his more recent work, making it one of his finest.
The Limited and Lettered editions are long gone, but we still have a small number of signed trade hardcovers available at the bargain price of only $26.95.
Robert McCammon will be the featured speaker at Northeast Alabama Community College’s twenty-second annual Humanities Speaker’s Forum on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Mr. McCammon will speak to students, faculty, and community members during both a morning and an evening session, with book signings following each session. The morning session will take place at 10:00 AM in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. The evening session will be held at 6:00 PM in the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center.
Northeast Alabama Community College is located in Rainsville, Alabama.
For additional information concerning The Humanities Speaker’s Forum, please direct all inquires to Joan Reeves, at (256) 638-4418 ext. 2231 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming in April as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications!
Better weird than plastic …
For a generation of horror fans, those four words signaled a momentous occasion: the arrival of a new issue of David B. Silva’s seminal publication, THE HORROR SHOW. For nine years in the 1980s, Dave and his magazine published some of the biggest names in the genre and introduced the world to countless others, nurturing dozens of careers along the road from first publication to major success. A man of limitless talent, Dave also earned a reputation as one of the field’s finest writers, producing a handful of brilliant novels and a vast collection of award-winning stories.
Following Dave’s untimely death in 2013, authors from around the world of horror came forward to honor his memory. Those who grew up reading his immortal magazine, those who learned from his kind and careful tutelage, those who admired the editor, the writer, the man – they are all here, gathered in the pages of this special anthology. Kealan Patrick Burke, Brian Hodge, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert R. McCammon, Bentley Little, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Keene, J.F. Gonzalez, Steve Rasnic Tem, Billie Sue Mosiman, Kathryn Ptacek, Thomas F. Monteleone, Gary Raisor, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, G. Wayne Miller, and Paul F. Olson. With brand new tales of terror, lovingly-chosen classics, and heartfelt tributes, these writers have come to raise a chill, bring a tear, and remind you of the truth in Dave’s immortal words: It’s always BETTER WEIRD …
The Robert McCammon story is a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage,” which is also found in Blue World.
A print edition of the anthology is planned for later this year.
Diabolique magazine has published a great interview with editor Paul F. Olson.
From Subterranean Press:
For those of you lucky enough to score a copy of the sold out limited edition of Robert McCammon’s alien invasion epic, The Border, here’s a first look at the signed, limited edition dust jacket. (The trade edition is still available for order, and copies will be plentiful.)
Meanwhile, back at the warehouse, we’ve been posting excerpts from various books including:
- Fender Lizards (Joe R. Lansdale);
- The Border (Robert R. McCammon) -Don’t miss the opening battle scene of the book!
- Savages (K. J. Parker).
Check them out. You’ll find some mighty good reading.
You can pre-order The Border from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N. It will also be available in ebook editions and as an audiobook from Audible. The book will be released in May 2015.
Robert McCammon‘s 1987 short story “The Deep End” won the 2014 Fantlab.ru—the leading Russian fantastic fiction website—award for “Best Online Publication (Short Form).” The story was reprinted by Darker Magazine. The story, which was also just reprinted in the ebook DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME 2, previously won the 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.
Bulgarian rights for The Border have been acquired by Ciela Norma. A Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life was released by another publisher in 2013.
Czech rights for The Border and Speaks the Nightbird have been acquired by Classic, who published a Czech edition of Swan Song in 2014.
We previously announced that Chinese rights to The Border were acquired by Nautilus in August 2014.