Dec 022013

Open Road Media, which has published ebook editions of ten of Robert McCammon’s books, has put their entire catalog of ebooks on sale today (and today, Cyber Monday, only)! That’s over 4,000 titles at up to 80% off!

The Kindle versions of the Robert McCammon books below are only $2.99 today. Six of the NOOK, iTunes, and Kobo versions of these books are only $1.99, and the other four are $2.99.

All Robert McCammon eBooks @ Amazon
All Robert McCammon eBooks @ iTunes
All Robert McCammon eBooks @ B&N
All Robert McCammon eBooks @ Kobo Books

You can browse and search the entire Open Road Media catalog on their website.

Speaks the Nightbird (2002)
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Kindle |  NOOK |  Kobo |  iTunes

Gone South (1992)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Boy’s Life (1991)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

MINE (1990)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Blue World (1990)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

The Wolf’s Hour (1989)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Stinger (1988)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Swan Song (1987)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Usher’s Passing (1984)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY

Mystery Walk (1983)
Kindle |  NOOK |  iTunes
Kobo |  SONY
Nov 302013

A Japanese translation of 1989′s anthology Silver Scream, edited by David J. Schow, was released this week. The anthology features Robert McCammon’s short story “Night Calls the Green Falcon.” The anthology was published in two volumes which can be ordered from Amazon Japan, as well as many other online Japanese retailers. The anthology includes many classic stories, including Joe R. Lansdale’s “Night They Missed the Horror Show” and F. Paul Wilson’s “Cuts.” A full table of contents can be found here. “Night Calls the Green Falcon” can be found in volume two.


Book 1 from Amazon Japan, Book 2 from Amazon Japan

U.S. residents can order the books from Book 1, Book 2


Nov 292013

The audiobook version of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is currently on sale for only $4.95 at Audible. You don’t have to be a member to get this price. The audiobook is unabridged and is read by Tom Stechshulte. Visit the Audible website to listen to a sample or to purchase the audiobook.

The sale, which includes over 300 audiobooks for $4.95, apparently ends December 3, 2013, at 11:59 PM EST,

Nov 142013

Robert McCammon’s The Five will be released in paperback by Tor on November 26, 2013!

After finishing the novel, Mr. McCammon wrote the lyrics for a song called “Darkest Night” and collaborated with the band Dorean Lives to bring the song to life.

The video below features Robert McCammon discussing The Five, as well as the music video for “Darkest Night.” Please feel free to share the video far and wide! It can be found on YouTube:

Video directed by Chuck Hartsell.

Darkest Night

Lyrics by Robert McCammon
Copyright © 2013 Robert McCammon

I had a dream and I was wide awake
I sat there thinking of the choices you make
To rise or fall, that’s what it’s about,
To keep going, and I started to shout,
Every darkest night must give way to the dawn,
Every lost soul must keep searching on,
Every wrong love must fight to be right,
Everyone must live through their own darkest night
I’ve seen a lot since the day I woke up,
Been through the fire, drank from a poisoned cup,
But I’m still here and I plan to remain,
In the old world that can make you insane
I search for beauty, it’s hard to find,
Walking through shadows to leave darkness behind,
It’s a hard old world when nothing feels right,
Gonna find a reason to keep fighting the fight
Through the darkest night
The darkest night
Through the darkest night
The darkest night…

Nov 132013

Illustrator and McCammon fan Tarryn Henderson sent in four book covers she created for Baal, Swan Song, and The Wolf’s Hour. You can see all four covers by clicking here or clicking on the image below.

You can see more artwork from fans in the Fan Artwork Gallery. If you’d like to contribute some art to the site, just email the images to the webmaster!

Nov 122013

As we mentioned a few months ago, Tor is releasing a mass-market paperback of Robert McCammon’s The Five on November 26, 2013. The book should be available in stores nationwide. It can also be ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, B&N, and other online stores.

Robert McCammon’s first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever. This is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.

For more information about The Five, visit the novel page for The Five.

Nov 112013
Robert McCammon with the Bulgarian edition of Boy's Life

Robert McCammon with the Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life

Just discovered today: Robert McCammon was awarded the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize two years in a row in the 1990s. The prize was awarded to Swan Song in 1994 and to Boy’s Life in 1995. The prizes were presented by the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association from 1982 to 2011 for the best adventure novel published the previous year.

Yet another international edition discovery: Robert McCammon’s short story “Black Boots” was included in a 1993 German anthology, Das große Horror-Lesebuch II (Big Book of Horror II). The cover for the book can be seen here. It has been added to the Book Cover Gallery.

And a roundup of various posts from around the ‘net in the past month:

Finally, the Robert McCammon Goodreads group is reading and discussing Usher’s Passing as their November Group Read.


Nov 112013

beware-the-dark-chongArtist Vincent Chong was awarded the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist on November 3, 2013. Vincent has supplied the art for several of the Subterranean Press editions of Robert McCammon’s novels: The Wolf’s Hour, The Hunter from the Woods, The Five, Mister Slaughter, and The Providence Rider. He’s also a five-time recipient of the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist. Congratulations, Vinny!

Speaking of art from The Five, one of Vinny’s interior art pieces graces the cover of issue #1 of Beware the Dark, a new UK magazine that’s available in both print and PDF editions. For more information, visit Vinny’s blog.