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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Sep 232014
 

Simon & Schuster Audio is scheduled to release an unabridged audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age tale, Boy’s Life, on October 7, 2014!

Until now, the only available audio edition was an abridged version read by Richard Thomas and released on audiocassette back in 1991, then reissued via Audible in 2011.

This new, 23-hour, unabridged recording is narrated by George Newbern.

You can pre-order the audiobook from Audible and Amazon US.

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Sep 132014
 

A 25th anniversary reprint of the 1990 anthology Best New Horror #1, edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsay Campbell, has been published by Drugstore Indian Press, an imprint of PS Publishing in the UK. This book includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Pin,” which was first published in Blue World. It can be ordered directly from PS Publishing via their website. The full cover image for the trade paperback, including flaps, is shown below.

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Sep 122014
 

Filmmaking brothers Dani and Darrell Waters crafted a cool short film to promote Wasteland Weekend, “The World’s Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival,” that also pays tribute to Robert McCammon’s classic novel Swan Song. You can view the film below or watch it on YouTube.

Director: Darrell Waters
Starring: Darrell and Dani Waters
DP/Camera “A”: Dave Waters
Camera “B”: Danny Ho
Post production: Dwatersfilm

The film was submitted to the Wasteland Weekend Film Festival. The event takes place September 25–28, 2014, in California City, CA.

 

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Sep 072014
 

Robert McCammon fan Paul Halucha recently sent me these photos of a custom wooden slipcase he had made for his lettered copy of the Dark Harvest edition of Swan Song. The case was made by Dick Olson of Bookslipcase.com (aka Dolso Cases).

Click on each image to view a larger version. Thanks, Paul!

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Aug 302014
 

Brilliance Audio will release the audiobook editions of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods on MP3 CD on October 28, 2014. Both audiobooks are unabridged and read by Simon Prebble. They are also currently available as downloadable files from Audible. Both CDs list for $14.99, but are currently discounted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Wolf’s Hour MP3 CD from Amazon US
The Hunter from the Woods MP3 CD from Amazon US
The Wolf’s Hour MP3 CD at B&N
The Hunter from the Woods MP3 CD at B&N
The Wolf’s Hour MP3 CD from Amazon UK
The Hunter from the Woods MP3 CD from Amazon UK

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Aug 292014
 

Artist Vincent Chong posted these illustrations from the Subterranean Press limited edition of The Queen of Bedlam on his blog this morning. The Queen of Bedlam is available as a signed, slipcased, limited edition from Subterranean Press. It can be purchased here.

The Queen of Bedlam is book two in the Matthew Corbett series, which started with Speaks the Nightbird. You can read more about the books on this site and on MatthewCorbettsWorld.com.

Click on the images to view larger versions of each.

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Aug 282014
 

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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will host Robert McCammon at a “Meet the Author” event on Thursday, October 2, 2014. From their website:

Meet the Author: Robert McCammon. NaNoWriMo 101

Internationally acclaimed author Robert McCammon discusses the inspiration and process behind his award-winning works, such as “Boy’s Life,” “Swan Song,” and “The Wolf’s Hour,” on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during our National Novel Writing Month kick-off event at the Downtown Huntsville Library.

Get geared up for the 2014 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)*, with activities starting November 3.

Thursday • October 2 • 6:30-8pm
Downtown Huntsville Branch Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.
* For more information about NaNoWriMo, please visit www.nanowrimo.org.

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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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Aug 212014
 

Artist Vincent Chong posted this on his website this morning. Vincent’s interior art for The River of Souls was posted a while back and can be seen here.

Here’s the colour art that appears in the The River of Souls limited and lettered editions only, which was out a while ago.

Endpaper art:

RS endpaper

Interior art for the main novel:

RS colour

Interior art for the bonus story The Scorpion’s Eye, exclusive to the limited and lettered editions:

SE colour

 

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