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.
Note: This anthology reprints “Death Comes for the Rich Man,” a Matthew Corbett novella that appeared in the limited edition of The Providence Rider. The story will also be included in the planned Matthew Corbett collection that will be published in a couple of years or so (between novels eight and nine).
From Subterranean Press:
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 is now available for preorder! This outing includes new and rare stories by SubPress favorites including Caitlin R. Kiernan, Robert McCammon, and Kat Howard, and a number of new-to-us voices.
Collectors will want to take special note of the 250 copy signed limited edition, which includes a 14,000 word signed bonus hardcover by Tim Powers!
About the Book:
Tales of darkness and inexplicable happenings have always been with us—and always will. In its contemporary form, this sort of story is not only alive and well, but flourishing, and it continues to speak to us in a variety of voices. Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 is the latest installment in an acclaimed anthology series, and it brings together ten voices—some familiar, some less so—that are at once distinctive, compelling, and irresistible.
The volume opens with award-winning novelist Kat Howard’s “An Ordinary Progression of Hearts,” an elegant meditation on the fragility of the human heart; and closes with acclaimed newcomer P. Djeji Clark’s “Skin Magic,” a stunning account of sorcery and dark magic set in an unnamed third world country. Elsewhere in the anthology, Caitlin R. Kiernan (“Cherry Street Tango, Sweat Box Waltz”) offers a piece of near-future noir in which a “blackstrap” (a hired assassin) contemplates the failure of her latest murderous assignment. “At the Threshold of Your Bedchamber on the Fifth Night” by Sarah Gailey is the tale of a courtship that leads to a most unusual consummation. In “Final Course,” a rare short story by rising star C.J. Tudor, the reunion of old school friends takes a savage and unexpected turn. In addition to these and other stellar tales by the likes of Bentley Little, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Gallagher and Ian R. MacLeod, Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 contains Robert R. McCammon’s “Death Comes for the Rich Man,” a rare novella set in Colonial America and featuring McCammon’s popular “problem solver,” Matthew Corbett.
The limited edition of this superb anthology comes with a very special signed bonus hardcover: Always Going On by Tim Powers. A 14,000 word autobiographical essay of immense charm, it offers a highly personal glimpse into the mind, memories, and personal esthetics of one of modern fantasy’s most durable—and original—artists. Always Going On is both a gift to Powers’ many readers, and an invaluable supplement to an extraordinary body of work.
Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, in slipcase, with an exclusive Tim Powers hardcover, Always Going On: $150
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $40
Table of Contents:
— An Orderly Progression of Hearts—Kat Howard
— Cherry Street Tango, Sweatbox Waltz—Caitlín R. Kiernan
— Estate Sale—Bentley Little
— Twisted Hazel—Stephen Gallagher
— Death Comes for the Rich Man—Robert McCammon
— At the Threshold of Your Bedchamber on the Fifth Night—Sarah Gailey
— Final Course—C. J. Tudor
— Lamagica—Ian R. MacLeod
— Razor Pig—Richard Kadrey
— Skin Magic—P. Djèjí Clark
Luzifer Verlag has announced the publication date for their German translation of The Providence Rider. They’ll release Matthew Corbett in den Fängen des Kraken on September 30, 2020. The cover art can be seen below.
ScienceFiction.com reports that the FX series Nightbird that’s in the works will adapt one book per season, assuming it all comes together. You can read their story on their website.
Actually, the old T-shirts never went away, I just haven’t promoted them much recently. I’ve finally created T-shirts that feature the cover art from Freedom of the Mask and Cardinal Black. Vincent Chong graciously allowed me to reproduce his cover art on the shirts.
The T-shirts can be ordered from Spreadshirt. The prices of the shirts are the base prices from Spreadshirt. In order to keep the prices as low as possible, we did not tack on any additional fees.
Stephen Susco To Adapt Robert McCammon’s ‘Speaks The Nightbird’ For Potential FX Series
By Mike Fleming, Jr
June 3, 2019 5:33pm
Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper, Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company, Shay Prentice and Kevin Nicklaus will produce.
The bestseller tells the dark and chilling tale about a witch-hunt in the seventeenth century Carolina colonies. The series centers around the main character Matthew Corbett.
Susco most recently wrote and directed Unfriended: Dark Web for Blumhouse and Universal, a film that premiered at SXSW last year. Susco scripted The Grudge and The Grudge 2, a highly profitable horror series for Sony.
Susco is repped by Verve.
That’s all the information I have about the project at this time. And it’s not a horror novel.
Cardinal Black is available in trade hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions.
Order a signed copy from Alabama Booksmith
MP3 CD (coming July 2, 2019): Amazon US
SST Publications is giving away a copy of their signed, limited edition of Cardinal Black over on Twitter. You must Like and Retweet their post to enter. Click here or on the image below to see their original tweet.
Copies can be purchased from SST Publications. They also still have copies of their lettered edition, featuring a beautiful wraparound dustjacket by Ben Baldwin! Their edition of The Listener, also still available from them, is a gorgeous book that drew rave reviews from readers who purchased it. I expect the same will be true of their editions of Cardinal Black.
Robert McCammon hopes you’ll enjoy this new story, “The Pale Pipesmoker,” while you wait for the release of Cardinal Black! Set in Matthew Corbett’s World, “The Pale Pipesmoker” features Katherine Herrald and Minx Cutter in a tale that takes place during the timeframe of Freedom of the Mask.
You can read “The Pale Pipesmoker” for free here, or you can download the story in the following formats: