Audiobook producer HighBridge is releasing Otto Penzler’s ginormous collection Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! on December 31, 2019. The anthology includes Robert McCammon’s “Eat Me,” read by Matt Godfrey.
Italian publisher Fanucci has published a trade paperback translation of Otto Penzler’s anthology Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!
Il grande libro degli zombie (The Great Book of the Zombies) was published on December 5, 2019, and includes Robert McCammon’s “Eat Me,” originally published in Skipp & Spector’s Book of the Dead anthology from 1989.
The ISBN is 9788834738764, and the book can be found on various European Amazon sites, including Amazon ES and Amazon FR. Oddly enough, only the Kindle edition is currently available on Amazon IT, though Amazon sellers offer it.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, Robert McCammon participated in a Noir at the Bar event with a dozen other authors at The Wild Roast Café in Hoover, AL. Each author had a few minutes to read a short story or an excerpt from one of their works. McCammon chose to write a new story for the event called “DST, INC.”
I extracted Robert McCammon’s reading and adjusted the audio some to make it easier to hear. You can listen to Robert McCammon reading “DST, INC.” below.
If you’d rather read “DST, INC.” you can find it here.
Here are a couple of photos from the event, courtesy of Andy Davidson via Twitter.
Back in September, we told you about Cemetery Dance’s announcement to publish Seasons of Terror, a graphic collection of four stories by Bradbury, King, Jackson, and McCammon, all adapted by Richard Chizmar. You can read about that here. The Robert McCammon story in this collection is “The Man from London,” originally published in The Hunter from the Woods.
Simon & Schuster will publish a trade hardcover edition (and fixed layout ebook) of this publication under their Gallery Books imprint on March 31, 2020. Their edition is now available for pre-ordering from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.
From the S&S webpage:
Spine-tingling stories that can be enjoyed all year round—this deliciously creepy and gorgeously wrought graphic anthology introduces a new generation to four literary giants—Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon.
In the spring, a young girl hears a woman crying for help from beneath the dirt in her backyard, but no one seems to believe her…During summertime, a college student inexplicably walks deeper and deeper into the thick forest, until he happens upon a stone cottage whose inhabitants lead a very particular way of life…Before the fall chill arrives, a group of friends embark on an adventurous weekend to a remote lake where a sinister force awaits…In the dark depths of winter, behind frigid enemy lines, Great Britain’s most potent weapon against Nazi Germany lives between worlds: good and evil, and man and wolf….
With evocative prose and vivid illustrations, these unforgettable stories—“The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury; “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson; “The Raft” by Stephen King; and “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon—embody the seasons in which they are set, bringing you to the very edge of reality, mixing the best elements of the mythology of our youth with the perilous horrors of adulthood.
Cemetery Dance has announced a new book, Seasons of Terror, that features four stories adapted to graphic format by Richard Chizmar. The stories are by Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon. Each story is illustrated by a different artist:
Spring – “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson with artwork by Ray Fawkes
Summer – “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury with artwork by Dennis Calero
Fall – “The Raft” by Stephen King with artwork by Francois Vaillancourt
Winter – “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon with artwork by Steve Wands
Brian from CD clarified what this will be in a post on DarkTower.org:
The stories are adapted into a graphic novel-esque format. It won’t be the exact text of the original stories reprinted word for word like we did in SOD, although some elements like dialogue might show up the same as you remember from the original stories. So, less text and more art.
Also, for those who aren’t interested in the hardcover but like the overall idea, I believe Simon & Schuster will be publishing a trade paperback in the second half of 2020.
The book will be released by CD in three different editions sometime in 2020. For details and to place pre-orders, visit the Seasons of Terror page at Cemetery Dance.
Silver Shamrock Publishing will release a new anthology, Midnight in the Graveyard, collecting ghost stories from twenty-five different authors. Included among the contents will be a reprint of Robert McCammon’s ghost story “Haunted World,” which has previously only appeared in print in the 1989 anthology Post Mortem.
Midnight in the Graveyard will be published as a trade paperback in October 2019. In addition to the McCammon story, it includes stories old and new by Thomas F. Monteleone, William Meikle, Kealan Patrick Burke, Chad Lutze, Hunter Shea, Elizabeth Massie, Ken McKinley, Ronald Kelly, Alan M. Clark, and many more. For more information, visit the Silver Shamrock Publishing website.
The Kindle edition can be pre-ordered at Amazon. The paperback and ebook will be available on October 15, 2019.
The most recent newsletter from Borderlands Press included this paragraph:
Series III is almost completely sold out. It’s not too late to subscribe to the entire series of great Little Books with some upcoming writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Robert R. McCammon, Caitlyn Kiernan, and others to be announced. To set up your subscription, Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not familiar with the Borderlands Press Little Books, they are a series of little books featuring a variety of content from the authors. Some are collections of new short stories, some collections of reprints, some collections of essays, etc. Each book is a different color. Titles include A Little Purple Book of Phantasies, by Gahan Wilson, and A Little Cobalt Book of Old Blue Stories…and Stuff, by Mort Castle.
There are no details yet on the Robert McCammon book, but I can tell you that he plans to write four new short stories for the book. I’ll provide more details when I can.
A subscription to the series is not necessary. The Robert McCammon book will be sold individually, and Cemetery Dance posted that they will have copies available for sale, too.
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:
The Nelson Literary Agency recently posted this:
SOLD!! NYT bestselling author and current publisher of Cemetery Dance, Richard Chizmar’s graphic novel SEASONS OF TERROR, featuring the adaptations of four classic stories by legendary authors Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, and Robert McCammon, to Ed Schlesinger at Gallery 13, by Kristin Nelson.
More news when I have it….
An Italian translation of J.N. Williamson’s Illustrated Masques is now available from Cut-Up Publishing. Le Maschere dell’Orrore was published in May 2018. It contains a comic adaptation of Robert McCammon’s “Nightcrawlers,” along with adaptations of stories by Mort Castle, Stephen King, Paul Dean Anderson, Robert Weinberg, F. Paul Wilson, and Wayne Allen Sallee. “Nightcrawlers” was adapted by James Kisner and features art by Ted Naifeh.
A larger version of the cover can be found in the Book Cover Gallery.