“The Deep End” wins Fantlab.ru award

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Mar 112015

Robert McCammon‘s 1987 short story “The Deep End” won the 2014 Fantlab.ru—the leading Russian fantastic fiction website—award for “Best Online Publication (Short Form).” The story was reprinted by Darker Magazine. The story, which was also just reprinted in the ebook DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME 2, previously won the 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.



Ebook reprint of “The Deep End”

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Jan 082015

Robert McCammon’s 1987 Bram Stoker Award-winning short story “The Deep End” will be one of five stories included in the Random House ebook Dark Screams: Volume 2. The ebook is edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar and will be released on March 3, 2015. The ebook will feature short stories by Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson. More information about the release, including titles and ordering links, can be found on the Random House website.

The ebook can be pre-ordered from these retailers:

The Dark Screams ebooks are published by Hydra, an ebook-only imprint of Random House, so no physical book is planned.

An audiobook edition of Dark Screams: Volume 1 was released, so it’s possible there will be an audiobook of Volume 2. Stay tuned….


“Pin” reprint in Best New Horror 25th anniversary edition

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Sep 132014

A 25th anniversary reprint of the 1990 anthology Best New Horror #1, edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsay Campbell, has been published by Drugstore Indian Press, an imprint of PS Publishing in the UK. This book includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Pin,” which was first published in Blue World. It can be ordered directly from PS Publishing via their website. The full cover image for the trade paperback, including flaps, is shown below.


“Strange Candy” to be included in Cemetery Dance anthology October Dreams II

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Aug 082014

Robert McCammon’s Halloween short story “Strange Candy” will be included in the upcoming anthology October Dreams II. Other authors whose work will appear in the anthology include Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Robert Bloch, Stewart O’Nan, Glen Hirshberg, Joe R. Lansdale, Al Sarrantonio, Whitley Strieber, Lisa Morton, Matthew Costello, Elizabeth Massie, and more.

October Dreams II will be released in lettered, limited, and trade hardcover formats. Visit the Cemetery Dance website to read the announcement about the release and to pre-order October Dreams II.

“Strange Candy” was originally published as a free download here on RobertMcCammon.com. You can read the story online or download EPUB (NOOK) or MOBI (Kindle) files.

October Dreams II


Amazon ebook covers posted

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May 202014

As we mentioned a while back, Amazon StoryFront is releasing three of Robert McCammon’s short stories as ebooks on June 4, 2014. The covers for all three books have been posted on Amazon.com. You can use the links below to pre-order the ebooks. Clicking on the images below will show larger versions of each.


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 

Publishers Weekly email ad


Smile: A fan film based on a Robert McCammon story

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Apr 012014


ArkLight Pictures has released Smile, a short film based on the Robert McCammon short story “On a Beautiful Summer’s Day, He Was.” The story was originally featured in the anthology The Further Adventures of the Joker; it explores the childhood of the notorious enemy of Batman.

ArkLight Pictures was started by college students Aaron Keteyian and Ryan Stratton. Smile was produced by Keteyian, while Stratton wrote the screenplay, composed the music, and directed the film, among other jobs.

You can watch Smile in HD on Vimeo, or you can watch it in the embedded player below.

“Smile” (2013) from ArkLight Pictures on Vimeo.

For more information about Smile, you can visit the following sites:

Thanks to Ryan and Kevin for the film, and congratulations on a job well-done!



Silver Scream anthology released in Japan

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Nov 302013

A Japanese translation of 1989’s anthology Silver Scream, edited by David J. Schow, was released this week. The anthology features Robert McCammon’s short story “Night Calls the Green Falcon.” The anthology was published in two volumes which can be ordered from Amazon Japan, as well as many other online Japanese retailers. The anthology includes many classic stories, including Joe R. Lansdale’s “Night They Missed the Horror Show” and F. Paul Wilson’s “Cuts.” A full table of contents can be found here. “Night Calls the Green Falcon” can be found in volume two.


Book 1 from Amazon Japan, Book 2 from Amazon Japan

U.S. residents can order the books from YesAsia.com: Book 1, Book 2


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.