Jan 062011

From Subterranean Press:


The Five ARC Cover.jpg We’re pleased to announce The Five by Robert McCammon, a contemporary thriller with a supernatural backbeat.Read on for instructions on how to receive an inscribed copy of McCammon’s epic new novel.


Robert McCammon, author of the popular Matthew Corbett historical thrillers (Speaks the Nightbird, Mister Slaughter), now gives us something new and completely unexpected: The Five, a contemporary novel as vivid, timely, and compelling as anything he has written to date.

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.

The narrative that follows 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, on the nature and importance of families—those we are born into and those we create for ourselves—and on the redemptive power of the creative spirit. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five lays claim to new imaginative territory, and reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.

Lettered: 26 Deluxe bound hardcovers, housed in a custom traycase: $250

Limited: 274 signed numbered copies, in slipcase, including several color plates not in the trade hardcover: $125

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $26.95


Important News: When The Five is published, we plan to fly Robert McCammon to our warehouse here in Michigan, where he will inscribe copies for everyone who has preordered.

If you would like your copy of The Five inscribed by Mr. McCammon, please follow these instructions:

  • If paying via Visa/Mastercard, please include the name to which you would like the book inscribed (first names only, please) in the comments section of the order form.
  • If paying via PayPal, please send a separate email to subpress@gmail.com letting us know which name to include in the inscription.

We regret that we cannot take requests for specific phrases or quotations to be included in the inscriptions.

On January 15, we’ll draw five names (appropriately enough) of customers who’ve preordered The Five and send each of them an Advance Reading Copy. Very few ARCs end up in private hands, so this is your chance to read the novel months before its May release.


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