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Edoardo Ballerini audiobook contest and free Poe stories

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Oct 152020
 

Those of you who’ve listened to the Matthew Corbett audiobooks know what an amazing narrator Edoardo Ballerini is.

Edoardo has launched a contest that includes free giveaways of four Poe stories narrated by him. “The Raven” is free. Free access to the others is achieved by sharing the post. You’ll also be entered into a contest to win codes for your choices of any three audiobooks narrated by Edoardo.

One of the stories is “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which would make for a great prelude to a reading of Usher’s Passing!

To download “The Raven” and enter the contest, click here.

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Cemetery Dance: Production update for Usher’s Passing

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Oct 082020
 

Cemetery Dance has updated their production page to include this information about their limited edition of Usher’s Passing:

This book is rolling along at the printer, and here is their most recent update: “The text and both jacket editions are in the press lineup to be printed.” We’re hoping to have the Limited Edition by the end of December if all goes well, but January is possible depending on the printer’s schedule.

The limited edition was announced in 2018 and has been long sold out, though I’m sure copies will be available on the secondary market once it has been published.

If you haven’t seen them, Cemetery Dance has posted the interior art pieces by Vincent Sammy on their Usher’s Passing page:

Usher’s Passing at Cemetery Dance

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Mister Slaughter Audio CDs from Bolinda in Australia

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Oct 082020
 

On December 1, 2020, Australian audio publisher Bolinda Publishing will release Robert McCammon’s Mister Slaughter, complete and unabridged, as a 2-disc MP3 CD set and a 16-disc Audio CD set. The recording is the Audible production narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Bolinda previously released the audio productions of Speaks the Nightbird (MP3 CD), The Queen of Bedlam (MP3 CD), and Freedom of the Mask (Audio CD and MP3 CD).

The sets can be ordered from Amazon AU (MP3 CD / Audio CD). They can also be ordered from Book Depository in the UK, with free worldwide shipping (MP3 CD / Audio CD).

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Seasons of Terror delayed until November 1, 2021

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Sep 292020
 

Back in September 2019, Cemetery Dance announced a new illustrated anthology, Seasons of Terror, that would include an adaptation of Robert McCammon’s short story “The Man from London,” which originally appeared in The Hunter from the Woods.

The next month, Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced a trade paperback edition of the book. Gallery Books originally scheduled the release for March 31, 2020, but the pandemic pushed back its release until March 23, 2021.

Gallery Books has now pushed the release date even farther out. Amazon and other retailers are now showing a release date of November 1, 2021.

For full details about the books, click here and here.

The release schedule is dictated by Gallery Books. The Cemetery Dance editions will be released around the same time as the Gallery Books release.

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Sep 052020
 

On October 1, 2020, Australian audio publisher Bolinda Publishing will release Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam, complete and unabridged, as a 2-disc MP3 CD set. The recording is the Audible production narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Bolinda previously released the audio productions of Speaks the Nightbird as an MP3 CD and Freedom of the Mask on Audio CD and MP3 CD.

The set can be ordered from Amazon AU. It can also be ordered from Book Depository in the UK, with free worldwide shipping.

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“Band of Brothers” by Without Focus

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Aug 182020
 

Dave Overland has released a song called “Band of Brothers” that’s about his friends and him. The lyrics are based around and use Robert McCammon’s poem from the beginning of Boy’s Life. You can listen to it on Spotify and YouTube. Check it out!

Back in 2009, Finnish jazz musician Timo Heikkinen recorded his interpretation, called “Boy’s Life.” You can listen to it and other reader-created songs on the Fan Audio page.

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Vintage Avon ad promoting the release of They Thirst

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Aug 092020
 

In the January 16, 1981, issue of Publishers Weekly, Avon ran this 2-page spread to promote the upcoming release of Robert McCammon’s They Thirst in May 1981. Note the text about how much advertising Avon did!

A few years ago, I posted photos of the promotional poster that Avon released. You can read about it here.

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Vintage Avon ad promoting the release of Baal

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Aug 082020
 

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).

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The Splat Pack

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Aug 072020
 

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.

Craig Spector, Joe Lansdale, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Ray Garton, Robert McCammon, and John Skipp. Photo by Beth Gwinn, 1986/7.

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