Luzifer Verlag has announced the publication date for their German translation of The Providence Rider. They’ll release Matthew Corbett in den Fängen des Kraken on September 30, 2020. The cover art can be seen below.
The Donald Maass Literary Agency has announced the following new translation rights deals for Robert McCammon novels.
- Czech rights to Usher’s Passing have been acquired by Dobrovsky
- French rights to Swan Song have been acquired by Monsieur Toussaint Louverture
- German rights to The Providence Rider have been acquired by Luzifer Verlag
These will be the first translations of each book published in those countries. Presumably, these editions will be published in 2020 or 2021.
Other upcoming international editions planned include:
- Polish translation of Speaks the Nightbird from Vesper
- Bulgarian translation of The Listener from Ciela
- German translation of Boy’s Life from Luzifer
- Five novels from Russian publisher Azbooka (presumably; deal announced in 2018, nothing yet)
Subterranean Press has announced that they are reprinting The Providence Rider in trade hardcover! Copies have been scarce lately and command high prices, so this reprint, along with their recent reprint of Mister Slaughter, is very welcome!
Copies are expected to ship in April 2019.
Here’s the Subterranean announcement:
We’re happy to report that Robert McCammon’s The Providence Rider is returning to the world with a small trade hardcover reprint. We’ve seen copies of this entry in Matthew Corbett’s adventures climb in price on the secondary market, and wanted to offer a bit more reasonably priced alternative.
The Providence Rider remains my favorite of the Corbett novels, as McCammon gathers an extensive cast of cutthroats and bad-doers under one roof, then drops Matthew right in the middle.
About the Book:
The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying-and trying very hard-to get his attention. That someone is a shadowy figure from out of Matthew’s past: the elusive Professor Fell. The professor, it turns out, has a problem of his own, one that requires the exclusive services of Matthew Corbett.
The ensuing narrative moves swiftly and gracefully from the emerging metropolis of New York City to Pendulum Island in the remote Bermudas. In the course of his journey, Matthew encounters a truly Dickensian assortment of memorable, often grotesque, antagonists. These include Sirki, the giant, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, an expert in exotic potions with a substance abuse problem of his own, the beautiful but murderous Aria Chillany, and, of course, the master manipulator and “Emperor of Crime” on two continents, Professor Fell himself. The result is both an exquisitely constructed novel of suspense and a meticulous recreation of a bygone era.
Trade Hardcover Edition: $45
Here’s a bit of praise for the novel from Publishers Weekly:
“Problem-solver Matthew Corbett’s past comes back to haunt him in McCammon’s intriguing fourth historical thriller (after 2010’s Mister Slaughter). Shanghaied in 1704 from Manhattan to Pendulum Island, the Bermuda home of his nemesis, criminal mastermind Professor Fell, Matthew is tasked with finding out who among Fell’s criminal confederates is leaking to England Fell’s plans to sell a devastating new type of weapon to the nation’s European enemies. Once again, McCammon provides a colorful and well-researched depiction of colonial America, enlived by a rogues’ gallery of well-drawn characters. Hair’s-breadth escapes and the teasing promise that characters who appear to have been disposed of might resurface in future adventures make this a rollicking good yarn.”
In May, we announced that Crossroad Press is publishing ebook editions of several Robert McCammon novels in the UK, Europe, and other regions not controlled by the U.S. Until now, all of the books published by Subterranean Press have only been available in ebook form in the U.S. and Canada.
The Queen of Bedlam was released to those markets in May, and Mister Slaughter and The Hunter from the Woods were released in early July.
Now The Providence Rider joins them! Coming soon: The River of Souls.
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Subterranean Press has created “ebook bundles” for several of their authors, providing two ebooks for $9.99, which is less than buying the individual books at regular price. You can read more about the bundles on the Subterranean Press website.
There are three Robert McCammon ebook bundles currently available:
- Vampire Classics by Robert McCammon—They Thirst and I Travel by Night (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo)
- Matthew Corbett Adventures #1 by Robert McCammon—Mister Slaughter and The Providence Rider (Amazon, Kobo)
- Horror Classics by Robert McCammon—Baal and Bethany’s Sin (Amazon, Kobo, B&N)
Clicking on the images below will also take you to the Subterranean Press product pages for the bundles.
A few deals have been signed recently for various audiobook and international editions of Robert McCammon’s work:
- As we mentioned last week, Audible will be releasing an unabridged audiobook of The River of Souls on May 31, 2014. The book will be narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the other Matthew Corbett books for Audible. The River of Souls will be published in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions on May 31, too.
- GraphicAudio will be releasing their audio adaptation of I Travel by Night in late summer 2014. GraphicAudio productions have a narrator, a full cast, music, and sound effects.
- As we mentioned in February, Audible will be releasing unabridged audiobooks of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods later this year.
- German publisher Festa will be publishing a two-volume German translation of Swan Song in early 2015. This edition will be unabridged. The previous German release in the early ’90s was abridged.
- Festa will also be publishing a two-volume German translation of The Wolf’s Hour in late 2015 or early 2016. This will be the first German translation of the book.
- It appears that Russian publisher AST will be publishing Russian translations of The Providence Rider in
April JuneOctober and The Five in July2015.
From Subterranean Press:
We’re out of the trade hardcover edition of Robert McCammon’s historical thriller, The Providence Rider. To celebrate, and possibly make it a great holiday gift, we’ve very temporarily cut the price of the Deluxe Signed Trade Hardcover and Signed Limited Edition in half, to $17 and $62.50, respectively. This offer will not last long, and our supply of both editions is not infinite, so please take advantage if you’re interested.
To read more about The Providence Rider and to place your order, click here.
Artist Vincent Chong created the artwork for the recent Subterranean Press editions of Mister Slaughter, The Providence Rider, The Wolf’s Hour, The Hunter from the Woods, and The Five. He just posted some photos of some recent remarques he’s done for fans. (A remarque is an original drawing in a book.) You can find the photos on his blog here, or click on the photo to the right. They look fantastic!
Here are a couple of recent links:
- Ritual of the Stones: Championing Robert McCammon
- The Huntsville Times: Robert McCammon’s ‘Speaks the Nightbird’ starts a promising series of historical mysteries
Elitist book reviews has posted a brand-new interview with Robert McCammon.
And here are a few links to reviews and other recent posts:
- Blu Gilliand posted Subterranean Press locks in two slots on the 2013 “Most Anticipated” list with new Lansdale, McCammon novellas
- Artifex Amor: Summer Reading with a Queen, a T. Rex, and an Octopus, a blog from someone who’d never read McCammon until a friend of hers turned her on to the Matthew Corbett books
- Tiffany’s Bookshelf: Shadow Show, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, a review of the new anthology that singles out McCammon’s new story “Children of the Bedtime Machine”
- Men Reading Books: The Hunter from the Woods, a review
- FEARnet: Old-World Horrors Abound in McCammon’s The Providence Rider
- Cabin Goddess: A True Post Apocalyptic Tapestry of Horror: Swan Song