Thanks to Steve Sargent, here are photos of a number of remarques by artist Les Edwards, who provided the art for the Subterranean Press limited editions of The Night Boat, Stinger, and They Thirst. A remarque is an original illustration in a book. Click on an image to see a large version.
There have been a number of blog reviews posted recently; here are some of them:
- Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork: Review: Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon
- Manly But Bookish: The Night Boat
- I, Popeye: Review: Robert McCammon’s “The River of Souls”
- Cody’s Bookshelf: Stinger Review
- Twirling, Twirling, Twirling Towards Freedom: Late-Early Robert R. McCammon Takes a Mystery Walk
- Neurosurgery 101: The Blog: Review: “Makeup” by Robert McCammon
- Titas Reads Books: Don’t Tempt a Mother! (review of MINE)
Audible has released new, unabridged audiobook recordings of Robert McCammon’s first four books: Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst! All four books are narrated by Ray Porter, who has appeared in numerous TV series and movies and narrated Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger books, among others.
You can find purchasing links to all of the Robert McCammon audiobooks here.
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:
- Robert McCammon’s “Nightcrawlers” made this list at Blastr: “25 scary stories by Stephen King and other great horror writers you can read NOW”
- A review of I Travel by Night was posted at the Ravenous Reads blog
- A review of The Hunter from the Woods was also posted at the Ravenous Reads blog
- A “Quickie Review” of Speaks the Nightbird was posted at the “A Life in the Day” blog
- A great review of The Hunter from the Woods was posted at the Elitist Book Reviews blog
- A great review of Speaks the Nightbird was posted by YAM Magazine
- A review of The Night Boat was posted by FantasyLiterature
- A podcast review of the audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird was posted by AudioFile Magazine
Finally, the Robert McCammon Goodreads group is reading and discussing Usher’s Passing as their November Group Read.
Audible has changed the release date for their unabridged audiobooks of Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst. Their website is now reporting a release date of December 10, 2013.
Here are a few recent reviews and mentions that have popped up around the ‘net:
- Eclectic Prose: Book Review: They Thirst by Robert R. McCammon
- Loren Rosson posted a fantastic review of The Five
- Phasmatodea posted a most-excellent review of Boy’s Life
- SFcrowsnest posted a great review of The Hunter from the Woods
- Robert McCammon gets a mention in the Barnes & Noble blog post “Who is the scariest writer on the planet?”
- The “Nightcrawlers” episode of the 1980s Twilight Zone is included in Complex.com’s “The 25 Scariest TV Episodes of All Time”
- Polish site Książkówka has posted a great review of the new upcoming Polish translation of Swan Song. (Google Translate’s English version)
Finally, if you’re in the UK, the Amazon UK Kindle version of Swan Song is currently only £1.29!
On October 15, 2013, Audible will release new, unabridged audiobook recordings of Robert McCammon’s first four books: Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst! (The pre-order link for Baal is active now, but has the wrong release date.) Baal will be narrated by Ray Porter, who has appeared in numerous TV series and movies and narrated Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger books, among others; the other narrators, if there are any, haven’t been announced yet.
A couple of new reviews have popped up recently:
- Sci Fi Bulletin reviewed Mister Slaughter
- Blog Mika Reads Horror Fiction reviewed They Thirst: “They Thirst may be one of those rare novels that can be summed up in one word, and that word is awesome.”
And for those of you in Indianapolis area, the Indianapolis Book Club will be discussing Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird at their meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Robert McCammon’s The Wolf’s Hour makes the list in the Barnes & Noble Book Blog post “5 Must-Read Werewolf Novels.” The Wolf’s Hour is available in various ebook formats.
Just a quick note to let you know that the print editions of Robert McCammon’s I Travel by Night are now sold out. We don’t plan to reprint, so unless we see distributor returns—which is always a possibility—your best way to pick this historical vampire novella up are through your favorite store, or as the ebook.
In other McCammon news, the fall release of his classic Nazi zombie novel, The Night Boat, is right on schedule.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75
- FantasyLiterature.com: Horrible Monday: I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon
- Lou Pendergrast (More 2 Read) loved I Travel by Night
- Brian Schwartz reviews Boy’s Life (includes a lengthy plot summary)
- A Martian Monkey blog reviews The Five
- Kevin Hurtack reviews The Night Boat
- Bryant Burnette reviews The Night Boat
Subterranean Press chose artist Les Edwards to do the cover and interior paintings for their upcoming signed, limited edition of The Night Boat. Les is now offering prints of his paintings via his website, as well as the original paintings (though the cover painting has already sold). You can visit the gallery on Les’s website or click the individual links and images below to visit each page on Les’s website.
- Les Edwards’s The Night Boat
- Les Edwards’s The Night Boat: The Crew
- Les Edwards’s The Night Boat: The Snake Dancer
Even if you’re not interested in buying a print, you should visit Les’s gallery; there are lots of great paintings there!