Updates from Subterranean Press

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Apr 212016
 

Subterranean Press issued two updates this morning:

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Boy’s Life limited selling quickly

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Feb 242016
 

Subterranean Press sent out email this morning with this Boy’s Life limited edition update:

Update: The signed limited edition is over 60% sold out in just two days. Don’t hesitate to get your order in. Boy’s Life will NOT be available via large online retailers and wholesalers. 

To pre-order your copy, visit SubterraneanPress.com.

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Announcing the 25th Anniversary Edition of BOY’S LIFE by Robert McCammon

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Feb 222016
 

From Subterranean Press:

Boys Life by Robert McCammonThis week, we send the signed limited 25th anniversary edition of Robert McCammon’s masterpiece, Boy’s Life, to the printer. We expect copies to go quickly, so please get your order in early.

About the Book:

First published to universal acclaim in 1991, Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life went on to win both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for Best Novel. It’s not hard to see why. Twenty-five years after its initial appearance, this elegiac account of small town life in the American South remains as absorbing and universally relevant as ever.

Boy’s Life takes place in the lost world of Zephyr, Alabama in 1964. Its narrator/hero. Cory Mackenson, is an eleven-year-old boy about to encounter the mysteries lying beneath the surface of everyday life. At the heart of those mysteries is a brutal, inexplicable murder. An unidentified man—strangled, beaten, and handcuffed to the wheel of his car—plunges into Saxon Lake, as Cory and his horrified father look on. The murder will come to haunt them both in unimaginable ways.

Set against that violent act is a marvelously rendered account of a community, a family, and a way of life. Boy’s Life is at once a closely observed portrait of day-to-day life in Zephyr—a town with more than its share of eccentric personalities—and a meditation on the power and persistence of magic. It is a book in which the quotidian realities—school, family, economic hardships—co-exist with an assortment of impossible but equally real elements: a ghost car driven by a ghostly driver, a monster that lives in the local river, a dog that returns, strangely altered, from the dead…

Beautifully written and astonishingly moving, Boy’s Life is itself a piece of working magic that celebrates the magic in ordinary things, such as love, work, friendship, and play. Like this sumptuous new 25th anniversary edition, it is a work of permanent value that will continue to speak, with undiminished clarity, to future generations of readers.

The Subterranean Press edition of Boy’s Life will be oversize, with a jaw-dropping wraparound dust jacket and eight interior color plates by David Ho.

Cllick here to read more or place your order.

This is the first time Boy’s Life has been available in a limited edition.

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Hidden in the Depths: A new Bulgarian interview with Robert McCammon

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Nov 192015
 

Bulgarian journalist Diana Georgieva recently interviewed Robert McCammon for the magazine Егоист. If you read Bulgarian, you can read the interview on their site here, or you can read the interview in English by clicking on the image below or here.

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Boy’s Life projects from NACC

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Apr 252015
 

On April 9, 2015, Robert McCammon visited the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College. The English classes there had read Boy’s Life and were assigned to create various Boy’s Life-inspired projects: dioramas, games, and other displays. Click on the link below to view a gallery of photos of the projects. Thanks to NACC’s Joan Reeves and Joan Tucker for the photos!

Northeast Alabama Community College Boy’s Life projects

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A 3D game inspired by Boy’s Life

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Unabridged audiobook of Boy’s Life is now available!

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Oct 072014
 

Simon & Schuster Audio has released an unabridged audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age tale, Boy’s Life!

Until now, the only available audio edition was an abridged version read by Richard Thomas and released on audiocassette back in 1991, then reissued via Audible in 2011.

This new, 23-hour, unabridged recording is narrated by George Newbern.

You can order the audiobook from Audible, Audible AU, Amazon US, and Amazon UK.

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Sep 262014
 

Subterranean Press will publish trade paperback editions of They Thirst, Blue World, and The Hunter from the Woods simultaneously in mid-2015!

For Chinese readers, Nautilus has purchased the rights for Chinese translation of Robert McCammon’s upcoming horror/SF novel The Border. No word on when that’ll appear, but Subterranean Press will publish The Border in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions in Spring 2015. Audible will release an unabridged audiobook edition of The Border at the same time.

You can read a little more about The Border here.

Finally, here are some of the recent related links from around the ‘net:

Don’t forget: Robert McCammon will be speaking at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 6:30 PM!

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Boy’s Life unabridged audiobook coming October 7, 2014!

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Sep 232014
 

Simon & Schuster Audio is scheduled to release an unabridged audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age tale, Boy’s Life, on October 7, 2014!

Until now, the only available audio edition was an abridged version read by Richard Thomas and released on audiocassette back in 1991, then reissued via Audible in 2011.

This new, 23-hour, unabridged recording is narrated by George Newbern.

You can pre-order the audiobook from Audible and Amazon US.

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Kindle short story reprints, Czech Swan Song, an ad, and links

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Apr 262014
 

Amazon Publishing imprint StoryFront will publish Kindle editions of three of Robert McCammon’s short stories on June 4, 2014. The stories are:


Czech publisher Classic published a translation of Swan Song a few months ago. The cover for the trade paperback edition of Masky Apokalypsy has been added to the Book Cover Gallery and can be seen to the right. For more details, see the Book Bibliography.


Here are some recent links of interest:


Subterranean Press ran the ad below for The River of Souls via Publishers Weekly last week. The River of Souls is the fifth book in the Matthew Corbett series. The official publication date is May 31, 2014, and the book will be available in all editions: a signed, limited edition; a trade paperback edition; an Audible audiobook; and ebook editions.

Pre-order from Subterranean PressAmazon US,B&NAmazon UKAmazon CA
Audiobook: Audible | Amazon US 

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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.

 

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