In the May 8, 1978, issue of Publishers Weekly, Avon took out a 2-page spread to promote the upcoming release of Baal, the debut novel by Robert McCammon. Baal (pronounced like “bale” and not “ball”) was released 42 years this month (August 1978).
Here’s a photo of the “Splat Pack” that appeared in the October 1988 issue of Twilight Zone magazine.
You can read more about the “Splatterpunks” in this article by Craig Spector, which was originally posted on the Stealth Press website.
Turkish publisher Ithaki has acquired the rights to publish Turkish translations of Swan Song and Boy’s Life.
Audiobook publisher Spoken Realms is releasing an audiobook version of Silver Shamrock Publishing‘s Midnight in the Graveyard. The 2019 anthology included a reprint of Robert McCammon’s short story “Haunted World,” along with twenty-four other stories by other authors. This is the first audio adaptation of “Haunted World.”
The anthology Silver Scream is back in print for the first time in 32 years! Originally published by Dark Harvest in 1988, Silver Scream ranks as one of the, if not the, best horror anthologies every published. Robert McCammon’s “Night Calls the Green Falcon” was first published in Silver Scream.
Cimarron Street Books is please to bring SILVER SCREAM back into print for the first time in over 30 years!
Please take your seat for the midnight show …
They’re all here from the heyday of splatterpunk, in the first and best anthology of cinema horror—the ultimate haunted theatre of the imagination, showcasing grindhouses, 3-for-1 fleapits, porn castles, werewolf-circuit drive-ins, snuff movies, peep shows, fly-by-night video rental shacks, has-been actors, never-was ingenues, Tinseltown burnouts, film cults, immortal stars, film school dorks, media mutants, and even that bastard little brother, television …
Here’s what Cimarron Street Books publisher John Scoleri posted to Facebook about the book:
I first encountered SILVER SCREAM (in hardcover and paperback) while I was working for B. Dalton in 1988. It was my introduction to the work of David J. Schow, who as editor didn’t actually have any fiction in the book—but he wrote the most compelling afterword to an anthology that I had ever read. I was an instant fan.
The list of contributing authors included many or biggest names in the horror field at the time: Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Edward Bryant, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Garton, Joe R. Lansdale, RC Matheson, Robert McCammon, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Karl Edward Wagner, Chet Williamson, F Paul Wilson… along with great stories by several writers I was discovering for the first time: Mark Arnold, Steven Boyett, John M. Ford, Mick Garris, Jay Sheckley, and Douglas E. Winter.
It has been a dream come true to help bring this book back into print after more than 30 years. It wouldn’t have happened without the perseverance of David J. Schow and the support of each and every one of the contributing writers. Whether you remember it from back in the day, or missed out on it the first time around, I can assure you SILVER SCREAM still holds up, and is deserving of its billing as the “greatest original anthology of the 1980s.”
Thanks to Steve Sargent, here are photos of a number of remarques by artist Les Edwards, who provided the art for the Subterranean Press limited editions of The Night Boat, Stinger, and They Thirst. A remarque is an original illustration in a book. Click on an image to see a large version.
Artist Александр Павлов (Alexander) from Russia sent in a new illustration he did based on The Queen of Bedlam. You can find a larger version, as well as more of his art, on Alexander’s page in the Fan Art Gallery.
On August 1, 2020, Australian audio publisher Bolinda Publishing will release Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird, complete and unabridged, as a 3-disc MP3 CD set. The recording is the Audible production narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Bolinda previously released the audio production of Freedom of the Mask in 2016 on both audio CD and MP3 CD.
The set can be ordered from Amazon AU.