Coming in early July: a Bulgarian translation of The Listener

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Jun 182020
 

Bulgarian publisher Ciela has announced the release of their translation of Robert McCammon’s The Listener! The book will begin shipping in early July 2020. It can be pre-ordered on the Ciela website. You can read publisher Blagoy Ivanov’s post about the release on Facebook.

Pre-order the Bulgarian edition of The Listener from Ciela

This is the sixth McCammon novel published in Bulgaria. See the covers for the previous five books in the Book Cover Gallery.

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Here’s a new, free short story from Robert McCammon!

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Jun 152020
 

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:

AZW3 (Kindle)MOBIEPUB (NOOK)PDF

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Vincent Chong remarques for The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods

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May 292020
 

I just found these remarques by Vincent Chong for The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods. I’d seen a photo of the latter before, but this is the first time I’ve seen a remarque for The Wolf’s Hour. Most excellent! The remarqued limited editions are currently listed for sale as a set on ABE by a bookseller in the UK.  (A remarque is an original drawing in a book.) Thanks to Paul Evans for the photos.

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Fan folk song parody inspired by Boy’s Life

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May 202020
 

Amanda Desiree sent me this a while back. Mr. McCammon asked me to post it on the site, and I’ve finally gotten around to doing so (sorry for the delay, Amanda!). She wrote:

In anticipation of Leprecon (originally slated to begin later this week), about a month ago, I started working on a folk song parody about Boy’s Life based on “My White Bicycle” by Tomorrow. I finished the song, and since the con isn’t happening now, I thought I’d share it here.

I go riding past the lake
Where I saw a man die before the sun was awake
From the barber shop and the library
To the baseball fields and the cemetery
On my red bicycle, my red bicycle

Here in Zephyr you’re apt to find
A few things that might stretch your mind
Like a dinosaur at the traveling fair
Or boys and dogs flying through the air
And my red bicycle, my red bicycle

Vernon Thaxter never wears a stitch
Nemo’s got one heck of a pitch
And Gordo Branlin’s really gonna itch
Thanks to my red bicycle, my red bicycle

A Lady powerful and wise
With magic flashing from her green eyes
Speaks to Old Moses in the river deep
And to spirits that call out in her sleep
She gave me my red bicycle, my red bicycle

The Candystick Kid wins every gunfight
Space invaders travel in a ball of light
A phantom dragster races through the night
Can’t catch my red bicycle, my red bicycle

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New Robert McCammon story to appear in Borderlands 7

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May 072020
 

Borderlands Press has announced the upcoming publication of Borderlands 7, the seventh book in their Borderlands anthology series.

This edition includes a brand-new short story by Robert McCammon called “The Queen of Cruelty.”

The book can be pre-ordered from the Borderlands Press website. The publication date is expected to be October 1, 2020.

From their website:

Borderlands 7 is the current volume of the continuing anthology series that has garnered awards and praise for its contributors and editors for more than twenty-five years. It is a non-themed gathering of stories which push the boundaries of genre fiction with provocative tales of the surreal and the weird.

You will find no zombies, no serial killers, no vampires, no ghosts . . . or any other familiar genre tropes or icons within these pages. Borderlands fiction is typified by its absolutely untypical nature. The editors offer herewith a wide range of fiction varying in tone, length, style, and theme. The path to the Borderlands of contemporary, imaginative fiction is traveled by writers who believe they can write a story that is so unique and memorable it demands to be a part of this current volume. The result is a grand amalgam of respected masters, solid veterans, and bold newcomers.

After reading many hundreds of submissions, the editors are proud to present an All-Star cast.

And they are: Meghan Arcuri, Michael Bailey, Gary A. Braunbeck,  Michael Scott Bricker, Cory Cone, Roby Davies, John DeChancie. Louis Dixon, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Felicia Lee, Bentley Little, Lisa Mannetti, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert McCammon, Donna J. W. Munro, Stephanie Pendley Paul, Bill Pronzini, Stephen Mark Rainey, Lucy A. Snyder, Daniel Waters, Tim Waggoner, Paul Wilson, and Leo Zaccari.

Borderlands 5 and Borderlands 6 both won the Bram Stoker Award for Anthology. With lione-up of talented writers,  Borderlands 7  is primed for a Three-Peat!

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Robert McCammon to participate in 2021 Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp

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Apr 132020
 

Every year, Borderlands Press hosts a Writers Boot Camp for authors. Robert McCammon is scheduled to be the Special Guest Instructor for the 2021 Writers Boot Camp. The other instructors are Ginjer Buchanan, Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, and Douglas E. Winter.

For full details about what the Writers Boot Camp is, please visit the Borderlands Press website.

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Pre-orders are open for A Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots!

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Apr 012020
 

Borderlands Press is now taking pre-orders for Robert McCammon’s A Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots, set for publication on May 15, 2020!

From their website:

The 10th book in Series III of our “Little Books” is a great one!

Three all new, original tales by one of the true masters of the genre. And in the book, he reveals he is not only a clever storyteller, but an equally facile, albeit amateur, mixologist.

From his Introduction to A Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots:

“About this book: there are three short stories within, each prefaced by a shot recipe of my own devising. I say that with a bit of a lemon twist to my mouth, because there are thousands upon thousands of drink recipes and I’m pretty sure one can’t come up with anything entirely original anymore, but the shots described here are totally from my mind and not from any book . . . until now, that is, and hopefully I’ve added to some bartender’s menu.

“The three stories all mention their particular shot, but the drinks don’t necessarily have anything to do with the plots. Or do they? You’ll have to read on to find out. But the names of the shots . . . well, those might have quite a lot to do with the plots (that rhymes and I haven’t even started experimenting with the liquors yet) so again, you’ll have to read on to find out.”

The book will be signed and numbered and lists for $30.

Pre-order The Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots from Borderlands Press

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