The Five promotional video and a song by Robert McCammon!

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Nov 142013

Robert McCammon’s The Five will be released in paperback by Tor on November 26, 2013!

After finishing the novel, Mr. McCammon wrote the lyrics for a song called “Darkest Night” and collaborated with the band Dorean Lives to bring the song to life.

The video below features Robert McCammon discussing The Five, as well as the music video for “Darkest Night.” Please feel free to share the video far and wide! It can be found on YouTube:

Video directed by Chuck Hartsell.

Darkest Night

Lyrics by Robert McCammon
Copyright © 2013 Robert McCammon

I had a dream and I was wide awake
I sat there thinking of the choices you make
To rise or fall, that’s what it’s about,
To keep going, and I started to shout,
Every darkest night must give way to the dawn,
Every lost soul must keep searching on,
Every wrong love must fight to be right,
Everyone must live through their own darkest night
I’ve seen a lot since the day I woke up,
Been through the fire, drank from a poisoned cup,
But I’m still here and I plan to remain,
In the old world that can make you insane
I search for beauty, it’s hard to find,
Walking through shadows to leave darkness behind,
It’s a hard old world when nothing feels right,
Gonna find a reason to keep fighting the fight
Through the darkest night
The darkest night
Through the darkest night
The darkest night…


The Five paperback coming November 26, 2013!

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Nov 122013

As we mentioned a few months ago, Tor is releasing a mass-market paperback of Robert McCammon’s The Five on November 26, 2013. The book should be available in stores nationwide. It can also be ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, B&N, and other online stores.

Robert McCammon’s first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever. This is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.

For more information about The Five, visit the novel page for The Five.


Artist Vincent Chong receives World Fantasy Award

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Nov 112013

beware-the-dark-chongArtist Vincent Chong was awarded the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist on November 3, 2013. Vincent has supplied the art for several of the Subterranean Press editions of Robert McCammon’s novels: The Wolf’s Hour, The Hunter from the Woods, The Five, Mister Slaughter, and The Providence Rider. He’s also a five-time recipient of the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist. Congratulations, Vinny!

Speaking of art from The Five, one of Vinny’s interior art pieces graces the cover of issue #1 of Beware the Dark, a new UK magazine that’s available in both print and PDF editions. For more information, visit Vinny’s blog.

Oct 152013

first-fourAudible 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:

Finally, if you’re in the UK, the Amazon UK Kindle version of Swan Song is currently only £1.29!


Various updates and recent reviews from around the ‘net

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Aug 092013

The Quote of the Day comes from James Roy Daley of Books of the Dead Press:

I’m a huge fan of Robert McCammon. My favorite is Boy’s Life. I’ve read it a number of times and I always think, If this book went on forever, I would read it forever.

The July 2013 issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction includes a two-page essay by Mike Barrett entitled “The Time of the Wolf: Robert McCammon’s Werewolf Tales.” You can see the Table of Contents and purchase a digital copy of the magazine from the NYRSF web site.

Wayne C. Rogers reviewed The Five for Don’t forget that The Five will be released in a mass-market paperback edition from Tor on November 26, 2013!

Alice Keezer recently reviewed the audiobook edition of Swan Song, narrated by Tom Stechschulte. The Swan Song audiobook is available through, on CD from Amazon, and on MP3 CD from Amazon.

David Agronoff also reviewed Swan Song in his countdown of his ten favorite horror novels.

Blogger Peggy at RampantBiblioholism challenged her small town to out-read her this summer. She posted about the books she’s read this summer, including Boy’s Life (“EVERYBODY needs to read this book”) and Swan Song (“…a huge, sprawling, epic post-apocalyptic story with a lot of points to make”).

DeviantArt member Hurriicanee did an illustration based on Boy’s Life. You can see it in the Fan Artwork Gallery.

As some of you have noticed, Swan Song is no longer in-print. The print rights to the book have reverted back to Robert McCammon. Hopefully a new publisher will pick up the book soon. I’ll keep you posted. But if you’ve wondered why it can’t be ordered and why copies of the trade paperback are selling for $40 or more on Amazon, that’s why. There are, of course, still copies available on third-party and used markets.

And I’ll leave you with this fun photo of Robert McCammon taken by his daughter Skye at FandomFest in Louisville, KY, a couple of weekends ago.

Jun 112013

As we announced a while back, the publishing house Tor will release a mass-market paperback edition of Robert McCammon’s The Five on November 26, 2013. They have released the cover art, which can be seen to the right. Pre-order links are available now. The book will also be re-released in ebook formats from Tor at that time.

May 312013

The lettered edition of I Travel by Night

The 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Assocication, were presented yesterday in New York. The audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, had been nominated in the Fiction category, but it lost to Clair Danes’s narration of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Also, the audiobook of Shadow Show, containing McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” was nominated but lost. Congratulations to Edoardo Ballerini for winning “Solo Narration – Male” for his reading of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins!

Author David B. Silva, who published the seminal horror magazine The Horror Show, in addition to writing novels and stories, died earlier this year. Cemetery Dance Publications has announced that they will be publishing Better Weird, an anthology that will pay tribute to Dave Silva. Publication details are still to be determined, but the anthology will include stories and tributes from Billie Sue Mosiman, Joe Lansdale, Kealan Patrick Burke, Rick McCammon, Gary Raisor, Tom Monteleone, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Hodge, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kathy Ptacek, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, J.F. Gonzalez, Bentley Little, Brian Keene, and Paul F. Olson. The McCammon contribution will be a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage”, along with a short remembrance of Dave. For comments from Billie Sue Mosiman about the project, see this article from Hobbes End Publishing. Stay tuned for more details.

Photos of the limited and lettered editions of I Travel by Night have been added to the Book Cover Gallery.

Finally, some recent reviews from around the ‘net:



The Five paperback coming in December 2013 from Tor

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May 062013

Publishing house Tor will be releasing a mass-market paperback edition of Robert McCammon’s The Five on December 1, 2013. They haven’t released the cover art or, indeed, any details yet, but the MMPB is already pre-orderable via Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It will have a list price of $7.99.

As always, we’ll pass along more information as it becomes available.


May 032013

Paul Simpson at Sci-Fi Bulletin has posted an extensive new interview with Robert McCammon in which they discuss I Travel by Night, The Five, and why The Village isn’t likely to ever see print.

Sci-Fi Bulletin: Interview: Robert McCammon (part 1)

Sci-Fi Bulletin: Interview: Robert McCammon (part 2)

Also, Staffer’s Book Review posted a short but very enthusiastic review of I Travel by Night. You can read their review here.

Apr 172013

The reviews for I Travel by Night keep popping up, along with reviews of some of Robert McCammon’s older novels. Here are some of the more recent reviews: