On September 19, 2006, Robert McCammon traveled to Florida to address the
Hernando County School Board, which was convening to determine whether or not
to ban Boy's Life from the local
high school library. In the end, the board voted to allow Boy's Life.
McCammon spoke before the board that night and wanted to share his
comments with you. Click here to
read Robert McCammon's address to the school board.
L'ora del Lupo, an Italian translation of Robert McCammon's
The Wolf's Hour from Gargoyle Books, hits stores in Italy on November 20, 2006.
- Babbage Press
will be releasing a new trade paperback edition of the
classic anthology Silver Scream, originally published by Dark Harvest in
1989. Silver Scream includes Robert McCammon's "Night Calls the Green Falcon."
The cover for this new edition has been added to the Book Cover Gallery. The book can be pre-ordered
from Shocklines, which offers free shipping.
- Robert McCammon has completed The Queen of Bedlam!!
Robert McCammon has completed his work on The Queen of Bedlam, the
followup to 2002's award-winning Speaks the Nightbird. He traveled
to New York last week to turn the book over to his agent. There is no
publisher lined up yet, but as soon as there is more information, it will,
of course, be posted here!
- Tampa-area newspaper
published another article about the challenge to Boy's Life
and several other books. Apparently, the fate of Boy's Life on
the shelves of the school library will be decided on Tuesday night
here to read the full article.
Scans of three more non-U.S. editions have been added to the Book Cover Gallery: the UK paperback edition of Post
Mortem, another German paperback cover for The Night Boat, and a
later-printing UK paperback edition of They Thirst.
Troy Palmer has contributed another
illustration he created. This one was inspired by The Wolf's Hour.
You can view all of Troy's art in the Fan Artwork Gallery.
The 2006 SESFA Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Jack McDevitt. Robert
McCammon was one of four nominees. For more information about the awards,
visit the SESFA web site.
- Auburn University teacher Marian Motley-Carcache has given
her permission to reprint an academic essay she wrote in 1990
entitled, "The Call of the House of Usher: The Poe Element in
Robert McCammon's Usher's Passing."
You can read the essay here. Thanks,
- The cover for the 1988 German translation of Mystery Walk
has been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
- Robert McCammon is still hard at work on The Queen of Bedlam. He
hopes to have it completed soon.
- BhamWiki is a new
site that's striving to document Birmingham, AL, and its residents. There is
an entry for Robert McCammon that features a nicely-written
The winners of the 2006 SESFA Awards,
for which Robert McCammon is nominated for Lifetime Achievement,
will be announced at
Trinoc*con on July 22.
- Russian publisher ACT has published a translation of Speaks the
Nightbird. The cover, shown below, has been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
- ReelChicago.com has published an article about Frontsight Productions which mentions the
Blue World movie they're producing. Two corrections from Michael Nehs, the
subject of the article: "The studio is not 'Frontline', and I was the CFO,
not CEO, at Strata." The article reveals that the Blue World movie
has a budget of $2.5 million.
- Boy's Life is in the news again with another challenge to its
inclusion in a school library, this time in Tampa, FL. For more information,
see the Hernando Times web site.
- Robert McCammon continues writing The Queen of Bedlam. He now hopes
to have it completed in early summer.
Michael Nehs of Frontsight Productions has posted a brief Blue World update.
Blue World, formerly titled Sanctuary, is the planned
film version of Robert McCammon's novella "Blue World." For
more information, see the Blue World Movie News page.
- The cover of a new Russian paperback edition Blue World
has been added to the Cover Gallery. Like
the other recent editions, this one was
published by ACT in 2005.
- Robert McCammon continues work on The Queen of Bedlam....
- The cover of yet another Russian translation of They Thirst
has been added to the Cover Gallery. This one was
published by Menop in 1993 and, according to a Russian friend of mine, is
"an atrocious translation."
- Happy New Year! Robert McCammon continues to work on his next novel,
The Queen of Bedlam.
- Russian publisher ACT continues to reprint new editions of some of
McCammon's books. The covers for these new editions of Boy's Life and
Bethany's Sin have been added to the Book Cover