New fan art by François Vaillancourt

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Feb 072018

Artist François Vaillancourt writes, “I just read Swan Song and I was blown away. It inspired me to do this portrait of the Man with a Thousand Faces.”

You can see more of François’s artwork on his website, Click on the image to see a larger version.

You can find more fan artwork in the Fan Artwork gallery.


Matthew Corbett Art from Vincent Chong

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Feb 062018

Vincent Chong posted this on his blog this morning:

A while ago I posted a sketch I did for an idea for one of the interior pieces for Freedom of the Mask, by Robert McCammon, which was ultimately unused.  A fan of the Matthew Corbett series saw the sketch and ended up commissioning me to produce the finished art based on it.  Here’s the result.


Launch event for The Listener on February 27, 2018

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Jan 302018

We’re a month away from the release of Robert McCammon’s new novel, The Listener. The limited edition from Cemetery Dance is long sold-out, but copies of the UK limited edition from SST Publications can still be ordered. Click here for details.

If you want a signed copy of the trade hardcover, you can pre-order a copy from Alabama Booksmith. As I previously mentioned, Robert McCammon will be signing copies of The Listener and other books at the launch event for The Listener at Alabama Booksmith on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 5 PM.

Details for the Alabama Booksmith launch event

Facebook event page for The Listener launch

Every pre-order comes with a chance in the drawing for the 30th anniversary slipcase limited edition of Swan Song and a certificate signed by Mr. McCammon authenticating that copy was purchased prior to publication.

Here’s a great new, spoiler-free review of THE LISTENER from @SadieLouWho!

“I just added a new book to my list of all time favorite novels. I added Curtis Mayhew to my all time favorite characters list and I became a certified, legit fangirl of Robert McCammon because of this story: The Listener.”


Audible pre-orders for The Listener and Stinger

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Jan 302018

Earlier this month, I reported about upcoming audiobook releases from Audible.

Two of the audiobooks are available now for pre-ordering:

The Listener, narrated by Marc Vietor

Stinger, narrated by Nick Sullivan

Update on 16-FEB-2018:

Mystery Walk, narrated by Nick Sullivan

The Listener will be released on February 27. Stinger, Mystery Walk, and Usher’s Passing will be released on February 20. MINE will be released on March 28.


Cemetery Dance: Bluelines for The Listener

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Jan 102018

On January 10, 2018, Cemetery Dance’s Brian Freeman posted this on his blog:

The final step before the process is out of our hands: the bluelines for Robert McCammon’s incredible new novel, The Listener, have been reviewed at the Cemetery Dance Publications office and the printer has been given the green light to roll:

The Listener will be released February 27, 2018. It can be preordered from Cemetery DanceAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAB&N.

You can also order signed copies at the Alabama Booksmith that come with an insert also signed by Robert McCammon certifying that book was purchased prior to publication date, and a chance in the drawing for the thirtieth anniversary edition of Swan Song.


Early reviews of The Listener

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Jan 082018

Early reviews of The Listener have started showing up. Author Kealan Patrick Burke tweeted a couple of weeks ago, “THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon is astonishing.” He’ll be posting a full review soon. In the meantime, here are links to a few others. All of the reviews contain very mild spoilers, so don’t read them if you don’t want to know anything at all about the book.

PW StarMcCammon masterfully combines historical thriller and supernatural horror in a compelling and suspenseful tale of race, class, and family… This is a violent and gritty tale, but redemption is always possible.”
— Booklist (Starred Review)

“At a certain point in The Listener, you just have to hold on for dear life because this tale races to the denouement and you HAVE to know what happens. I recommend shutting yourself in a room for the last 50 pages so you can read it without being bothered. Trust me on this! You will be rewarded with an ending so poignant, yet so perfect and totally satisfying that you might find yourself with a tear in your eye.”
— Char’s Horror Corner

“It’s not every day you come across such an intoxicating blend of literary prowess and unapologetic adventure-seeking as what Robert McCammon delivers with The Listener.
— Pete Mesling in his review “Softly Comes but Firmly Stays the Listener”

“For many years he has ranked amongst the finest writers of dark fiction in the world and “The Listener” sits comfortably with his unmatchable body of work. As this is a stand-alone novel, if you’ve never read McCammon before, this is as good a place to start as any.
— Tony Jones, Ginger Nuts of Horror

“McCammon (Freedom of the Mask) conjures believable characters whose sympathetic plight pulls the reader headlong into the novel’s volatile mix of crime and fantasy. Its tense finale, paced at breakneck speed, will have readers turning pages until its surprise-packed end. ”
— Publishers Weekly

The Listener can be pre-ordered from Cemetery Dance.


More audiobooks coming from Audible!

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Jan 052018

Audible will release the audiobook edition of The Listener on the book’s publication date, February 27, 2018.

The week before that, on February 20, Audible will release audiobook editions of StingerMystery Walk, and Usher’s Passing. On March 28, they will release the audiobook edition of MINE. When that is published, there will be audiobook editions of every Robert McCammon title!

I’m still awaiting details and pre-order links, but Nick Sullivan is narrating Stinger and Mystery Walk. He tweeted this on January 4, 2018, in reply to a post about a Mystery Walk ebook sale:

Gabra Zackman will narrate MINE. Scott Aiello is narrating Usher’s Passing.

As soon as the pre-order links are live, I’ll post them!


Spanish edition of Shadow Show

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Jan 042018

Spanish publisher Kelonia Editorial is releasing a translation of Shadow Show: A Celebration of Ray Bradbury. Their project was crowdfunded in 2017. It is being published in two editions, a gold limited edition, and a silver paperback edition. The cover art is by Carolina Bensler.

Shadow Show was edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller. It includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” as well as stories by the editors, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more. The book was originally published in the U.S. in July 2012. Translations have also been published in the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Israel, Hungary, and Turkey.


Kazuki Tamada’s “picture show” illustrations from The Wolf’s Hour

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Jan 022018

Happy New Year!

We’re starting the year off with a fantastic video from Japanese illustrator Kazuki Tamada! His favorite Robert McCammon novel is The Wolf’s Hour, and he sent in this kamisabi, which is a Japanese traditional storytelling style that translates as a “picture-story show.” This video features illustrations and music by Kazuki Tamada that tell the opening chapter of The Wolf’s Hour. It’s a pretty amazing piece of work!

You can view it on YouTube.

You can see more of Kazuki Tamada’s work here, including other great pieces based on The Wolf’s Hour and others.

You can see lots more great artwork contributed by fans in the Fan Artwork gallery.