“Band of Brothers” by Without Focus

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Aug 182020
 

Dave Overland has released a song called “Band of Brothers” that’s about his friends and him. The lyrics are based around and use Robert McCammon’s poem from the beginning of Boy’s Life. You can listen to it on Spotify and YouTube. Check it out!

Back in 2009, Finnish jazz musician Timo Heikkinen recorded his interpretation, called “Boy’s Life.” You can listen to it and other reader-created songs on the Fan Audio page.

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Vintage Avon ad promoting the release of They Thirst

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Aug 092020
 

In the January 16, 1981, issue of Publishers Weekly, Avon ran this 2-page spread to promote the upcoming release of Robert McCammon’s They Thirst in May 1981. Note the text about how much advertising Avon did!

A few years ago, I posted photos of the promotional poster that Avon released. You can read about it here.

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Vintage Avon ad promoting the release of Baal

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Aug 082020
 

In the May 8, 1978, issue of Publishers Weekly, Avon took out a 2-page spread to promote the upcoming release of Baal, the debut novel by Robert McCammon. Baal (pronounced like “bale” and not “ball”) was released 42 years this month (August 1978).

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The Splat Pack

 Robert McCammon  Comments Off on The Splat Pack
Aug 072020
 

Here’s a photo of the “Splat Pack” that appeared in the October 1988 issue of Twilight Zone magazine.

You can read more about the “Splatterpunks” in this article by Craig Spector, which was originally posted on the Stealth Press website.

Craig Spector, Joe Lansdale, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Ray Garton, Robert McCammon, and John Skipp. Photo by Beth Gwinn, 1986/7.

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Vintage Avon ad promoting the release of Bethany’s Sin

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Aug 052020
 

Robert McCammon’s Bethany’s Sin is 40 years old! It was published in January 1980. Back then, Avon, the publisher, advertised books on a network of radio stations. Here’s an ad promoting the upcoming release of Bethany’s Sin that appeared in the October 15, 1979, issue of Publishers Weekly!

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Midnight in the Graveyard audiobook releasing July 28, 2020

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Jul 222020
 

Audiobook publisher Spoken Realms is releasing an audiobook version of Silver Shamrock Publishing‘s Midnight in the Graveyard. The 2019 anthology included a reprint of Robert McCammon’s short story “Haunted World,” along with twenty-four other stories by other authors. This is the first audio adaptation of “Haunted World.”

The audiobook is distributed by Audible and can be pre-ordered from Audible and Amazon US.

The trade paperback edition of Midnight in the Graveyard can be purchased from Amazon, as well. It’s also available for Kindle.

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Silver Scream is back in print!

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Jul 182020
 

The anthology Silver Scream is back in print for the first time in 32 years! Originally published by Dark Harvest in 1988, Silver Scream ranks as one of the, if not the, best horror anthologies every published. Robert McCammon’s “Night Calls the Green Falcon” was first published in Silver Scream.

Cimarron Street Books is please to bring SILVER SCREAM back into print for the first time in over 30 years!

Please take your seat for the midnight show …

They’re all here from the heyday of splatterpunk, in the first and best anthology of cinema horror—the ultimate haunted theatre of the imagination, showcasing grindhouses, 3-for-1 fleapits, porn castles, werewolf-circuit drive-ins, snuff movies, peep shows, fly-by-night video rental shacks, has-been actors, never-was ingenues, Tinseltown burnouts, film cults, immortal stars, film school dorks, media mutants, and even that bastard little brother, television …

Here’s what Cimarron Street Books publisher John Scoleri posted to Facebook about the book:

I first encountered SILVER SCREAM (in hardcover and paperback) while I was working for B. Dalton in 1988. It was my introduction to the work of David J. Schow, who as editor didn’t actually have any fiction in the book—but he wrote the most compelling afterword to an anthology that I had ever read. I was an instant fan.

The list of contributing authors included many or biggest names in the horror field at the time: Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Edward Bryant, Ramsey CampbellRay Garton, Joe R. Lansdale, RC Matheson, Robert McCammon, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Karl Edward Wagner, Chet WilliamsonF Paul Wilson… along with great stories by several writers I was discovering for the first time: Mark Arnold, Steven Boyett, John M. Ford, Mick GarrisJay Sheckley, and Douglas E. Winter.

It has been a dream come true to help bring this book back into print after more than 30 years. It wouldn’t have happened without the perseverance of David J. Schow and the support of each and every one of the contributing writers. Whether you remember it from back in the day, or missed out on it the first time around, I can assure you SILVER SCREAM still holds up, and is deserving of its billing as the “greatest original anthology of the 1980s.”

The trade paperback book can be ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon CA.

Enjoy!

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Remarques by artist Les Edwards

 Remarques, Stinger, The Night Boat, They Thirst  Comments Off on Remarques by artist Les Edwards
Jul 162020
 

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.

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