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.
Here’s a quarantine treat from Robert McCammon!
“Blood Is Thicker than Hollywood” is a new short story that takes place in the world of Robert McCammon’s 1981 vampire epic, They Thirst!
You can read “Blood Is Thicker than Hollywood” for free here, or you can download the story in the following formats:
Japanese artist and McCammon fan Kazuki Tamada has contributed a new illustration inspired by They Thirst, as well as photos of statues he made depicting Speaks the Nightbird‘s Rachel Howarth and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on each image to view more, or see all of Kazuki Tamada’s McCammon-inspired art here.
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Kazuki also created some small statues of Rachel Howarth from Speaks the Nightbird and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on the image or click here to view more images of his great statues.
Subterranean Press posted this on Facebook this morning:
Purchase Blue World from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
Purchase They Thirst from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon CA
Purchase The Hunter from the Woods from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
Subterranean Press posted that Blue World has been sent to the printers. The signed, limited edition hardcover is still available in both states, numbered (1,000 copies) and lettered (52 copies). It is due in August 2015. You can pre-order a copy from Subterranean Press on their site.
Subterranean Press is also publishing a trade paperback edition of Blue World in September, along with trade paperback editions of They Thirst and The Hunter from the Woods. They also have a specially-priced, signed set of all three paperbacks that can be pre-ordered here.
From Subterranean Press:
We’ve put our upcoming Robert McCammon trade paperbacks (Blue World, They Thirst, The Hunter from the Woods) through their final round of proofing, and are just waiting for their pub dates to roll around. As a reminder, we’ll have a limited number of signed sets of the books, which you can order at the Blue World page.
In other news, Rick’s epic new sf/horror novel, The Border, has been sent to the printer, which means the trade hardcover should ship by the end of May, to be followed 6-8 weeks later by the limited and lettered editions.
Subterranean Press has released the updated cover for their upcoming trade paperback edition of The Hunter from the Woods. It will be released in September 2015, along with trade paperback editions of Blue World and They Thirst. You can read more about the releases here. Also, artist Vincent Chong recently blogged about his work for Blue World, including a couple of great interior pieces.
The trade paperbacks can also be pre-ordered from Amazon and B&N now.
- The Hunter from the Woods: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
- Blue World: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, B&N
- They Thirst: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA
Subterranean Press posted this news on their site this morning:
We’re pleased to announce three new Robert McCammon titles. First up is the Signed Limited Edition of his classic collection, Blue World, expanded to include three newer stories, as well as a full-color dust jacket and full-color interior illustrations by Vincent Chong.
About the Book:
In this expanded edition of Robert McCammon’s classic short story collection, you will encounter horrors and delights in equal measure, including:
- A man who awakens one morning to find a skeleton in bed where his wife had been the night before.
- A small-time thief who steals a makeup case, and learns a dead horror star’s secret.
- A roadside diner, where a Vietnam veteran comes seeking shelter from the storm.
- A young man in prison, who finds beauty and hope on the wings of a yellow bird.
- Halloween in a very special residential area, where trick-or-treating is deadly serious.
- A red house on a street of gray houses, and a breath of sweet fire.
- The adventures of a has-been serial hero, who dons his old costume and goes in search of a serial killer.
- A priest obsessed by a porno star, and his realization that both of them are being stalked by a third shadow.
- An old woman who channels early, simpler times in a melancholy Bradburyesque future.
We will see worlds within worlds through the windows of these stories. We might even see the end of the world, and we might sit on a front porch for a while and sip a glass of gasoline on a hot December day.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies, with exclusive full-color illustrations: $80
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275
Table of Contents:
- Yellowjacket Summer
- Doom City
- Yellachile’s Cage
- I Scream Man!
- He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door
- Night Calls the Green Falcon
- The Red House
- Something Passed By
- Blue World
- Strange Candy (previously uncollected)
- White (previously uncollected)
- Children of the Bedtime Machine (previously uncollected)
That’s not our only McCammon news of the day. This summer, we also plan to release three McCammon trade paperbacks;
If you’re a collector on a budget, there’s the option of having all three signed by the author. This special, limited to only 350 sets, can be ordered through the Blue World page.
From Subterranean Press:
We are knee deep in fangs and blood. Robert McCammon’s vampire epic, They Thirst, has stationed itself in our warehouse. Copies are flying out the door as quickly as we can make it happen. If you’d like one, now’s the time to order. Though we have far more distributor and large online retailer orders than we can fill, we’ve set the last twenty-five copies aside for direct orders.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
From Publishers Weekly:
Apocalyptic catastrophe collides with deeply intimate fears in this hardcover incarnation of McCammon’s 1981 paperback horror novel… Pathos and tragedy reverberate beneath bawdy sexual tension and violence in a seamless fictional cocktail for genre devotees. As readable today as when first published, this savage yet elegant shock show succeeds as crowd-pleasing storytelling as well as a time capsule of the 1980s horror aesthetic.