Oct 142018
 

Back in May, the PBS show The Great American Read launched. The goal: to pick American’s favorite book out of a list of 100 of American’s favorite books, according to PBS surveys. Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is among those 100 books.

It’s not too late to vote for Swan Song and others!

The final episode of The Great American Read will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Robert McCammon will be among the “notable attendees”! Here’s an excerpt from an article at WOUB Digital:

The clock is ticking to cast your final votes for America’s best-loved novel. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ will air its “Grand Finale” episode and reveal America’s choice for its number one book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m.  on PBS stations nationwide.

The “Grand Finale” episode will be filmed in front of a live audience in New York City. Notable attendees will include host Meredith Vieira; actor Wil Wheaton; authors Diana Gabaldon, Robert McCammon and Amy Tan; journalist Lesley Stahl; literary expert Baratunde Thurston and more.

At this time, I don’t know exactly what his role in the finale will be, but make your plans to tune in on October 23, 2018, for “The Grand Finale”!

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Unboxing The Listener

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Sep 252018
 

YouTube user jeffingoff posted “unboxing” videos for the SST limited edition of The Listener and the Cemetery Dance lettered edition of The Listener. You can get a good look at both editions in his videos.



He had also previously posted an “unboxing” video of Subterranean Press’s limited edition of Swan Song.


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Swan Song included in PBS’s The Great American Read

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Apr 262018
 

Swan Song is among the 100 popular books selected for the upcoming PBS series The Great American Read!

From the PBS Facebook page:

The Great American Read PBS book list has been revealed! See if your favorites made the list — and get ready to vote after the series premiere on May 22: to.pbs.org/2HNAObu #GreatReadPBS

 

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New fan art by François Vaillancourt

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Feb 072018
 

Artist François Vaillancourt writes, “I just read Swan Song and I was blown away. It inspired me to do this portrait of the Man with a Thousand Faces.”

You can see more of François’s artwork on his website, francois-art.com. Click on the image to see a larger version.

You can find more fan artwork in the Fan Artwork gallery.

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Swan Song limiteds are shipping

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Sep 202017
 

The Swan Song limited edition published by Subterranean Press is shipping this week! The lettered editions were shipped last week.

Unfortunately, the book sold out within hours of it going on sale. Copies are already showing up on eBay for rather exorbitant prices.

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Announcing the 30th anniversary signed, limited edition of Swan Song

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Feb 212017
 

From Subterranean Press:

SWAN SONG IS COMING! (And this edition is sold out now!)

Swan Song by Robert McCammon

We’re pleased to announce the thirtieth anniversary signed limited edition of one of the most celebrated epic apocalypse novels of them all: Robert McCammon’s sf/horror extravaganza, Swan Song. At only 552 copies total, in an edition that will not be reprinted, we expect the print run to sell quickly.

About the Book:

First published as a paperback original in 1987, Robert McCammon’s Stoker Award-winning Swan Songremains one of the signature horror novels of its era. Set squarely in the tradition of such post-apocalyptic classics as The Stand, Alas, Babylon and, more recently, The Road, Swan Song invites us to witness the fiery end of civilization – and its bloody, brutal aftermath.

The story begins with a devastating nuclear exchange, the culmination of humanity’s ancient “love affair with fire.” As the world devolves into a toxic wasteland marked by acid rain, dwindling food supplies, and an endless nuclear winter, a large cast of characters struggle to rebuild their lives in a barren, utterly hostile landscape. Among the more memorable of these are Sister Creep, a former bag lady, Josh Hutchins, a wrestler once known as “Black Frankenstein,” Roland Croniger, a young boy who learns to become a savage killer, and the terrifying, possibly demonic “Man with the Scarlet Eye.” Most centrally, Swan Song tells the story of Sue Wanda Prescott, AKA Swan, whose nascent ability to restore the health of the ravaged earth may, in time, lead to the salvation of the human species.

Thirty years after its initial appearance, Swan Song continues to entertain and enthrall. An epic feat of storytelling, it gazes without flinching into the horrors of the nuclear abyss. At the same time, it offers a compelling vision of rebirth and renewal, of hope maintained under impossible circumstances. Readers new to this novel are in for an extraordinary experience. Returning readers will find themselves caught up once again in a moving, beautifully constructed tale. Swan Song is one of those all too rare books that will take over your life for an extended period. Like the best of McCammon’s fiction, it offers the sort of sustained thrills and complex pleasures that only a master novelist can provide.

Edition Details:

  • Oversize 7*10 inch trim size
  • Limited to 500 numbered and 52 lettered copies in a one time printing
  • An epic wraparound dust jacket
  • Eight full-color illustrations, a mix of full-page and gatefold images by David Ho
  • The Lettered edition will feature an exclusive gatefold illustration
  • The Limited edition will be slipcased, while the lettered edition will be housed in a custom traycase

Order your copy before supplies run out.

March 13, 2017, update: Both editions sold out the very first day they went on sale. If you missed out and are interested in a copy, you might try subscribing to the Subterranean Press mailing list. They sometimes find that there are additional copies available after orders ship (due to cancelled orders, etc).

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Swan Song reprint in Poland

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Feb 032016
 

Polish publisher Papierowy Księżc is reprinting their two-volume translation of Swan Song on February 17, 2016. Their edition was first published in 2013 and has been out-of-print for a while. The new releases feature modified cover art, with different colorings and title placements. They’ve been added to the Book Cover Gallery, where you can also see the original covers.

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Swan Song mass-market premium paperback coming July 2016

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Jan 112016
 

Pocket Books will reissue Robert McCammon’s 1987 classic Swan Song in the mass-market premium paperback format on July 26, 2016. The premium format is that taller, mass-market paperback size introduced a number of years ago.

  • Pocket Books
  • 928 pages
  • ISBN 9781501131424
  • July 2016
  • List Price $9.99
This release can be pre-ordered now from Amazon , Books-A-Million, and B&N, among other sites.
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