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).


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.

New German paperbacks of Swan Song coming in June 2015

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Jan 062015

German publisher Festa Verlag will publish a new, two-volume German translation of Swan Song on May 26, 2015. You can see more about the releases and pre-order them on their website: Swans Song 1: Nach dem Ende der Welt and Swans Song 2: Das scharlachrote Auge.

The books will also be available from Amazon DE: Swans Song 1: Nach dem Ende der Welt and Swans Song 2: Das scharlachrote Auge.

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Serbian translations published

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Dec 302014

Serbian publisher Paladin has published the first parts of Serbian translations of Swan Song and The Wolf’s Hour. The conclusions of both stories will be published in Spring 2015. Aside from a translation of the short story “Eat Me,” these are the first Serbian translations of Robert McCammon’s work.

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Halloween/Horror Humble Bundle includes Swan Song

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Oct 292014

humble-logoThe ebook edition of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is included in the new Halloween/Horror-themed Humble Bundle. If you’re not familiar with Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of various items—books in this case, but there are also comics bundles, games bundles, and others—that you buy at a price you set while benefiting charities at the same time. Pay a higher price than the average, and you get more items. Pay more than a set price, and get even more. The Humble Horror Book Bundle includes Swan Song, as well as works by Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joss Whedon, Joe Hill, Max Brooks, and others.

You can see all the books included in this bundle by visiting the Humble Bundle website.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the comic creators and charity. The Humble Horror Book Bundle supports the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.

The Humble Horror Book Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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!


Wasteland Weekend short film is a tribute to Swan Song

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Sep 122014

Filmmaking brothers Dani and Darrell Waters crafted a cool short film to promote Wasteland Weekend, “The World’s Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival,” that also pays tribute to Robert McCammon’s classic novel Swan Song. You can view the film below or watch it on YouTube.

Director: Darrell Waters
Starring: Darrell and Dani Waters
DP/Camera “A”: Dave Waters
Camera “B”: Danny Ho
Post production: Dwatersfilm

The film was submitted to the Wasteland Weekend Film Festival. The event takes place September 25–28, 2014, in California City, CA.



From a fan: Custom-made wooden slipcase for Swan Song

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Sep 072014

Robert McCammon fan Paul Halucha recently sent me these photos of a custom wooden slipcase he had made for his lettered copy of the Dark Harvest edition of Swan Song. The case was made by Dick Olson of (aka Dolso Cases).

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