Cemetery Dance: Seasons of Terror, featuring stories by Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon

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Sep 052019
 

Cemetery Dance has announced a new book, Seasons of Terror, that features four stories adapted to graphic format by Richard Chizmar. The stories are by Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon. Each story is illustrated by a different artist:

Spring –  “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson with artwork by Ray Fawkes

Summer – “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury with artwork by Dennis Calero

Fall – “The Raft” by Stephen King with artwork by Francois Vaillancourt

Winter – “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon with artwork by Steve Wands

Brian from CD clarified what this will be in a post on DarkTower.org:

The stories are adapted into a graphic novel-esque format. It won’t be the exact text of the original stories reprinted word for word like we did in SOD, although some elements like dialogue might show up the same as you remember from the original stories. So, less text and more art.

Also, for those who aren’t interested in the hardcover but like the overall idea, I believe Simon & Schuster will be publishing a trade paperback in the second half of 2020.

The book will be released by CD in three different editions sometime in 2020. For details and to place pre-orders, visit the Seasons of Terror page at Cemetery Dance.

The book can also be pre-ordered from Amazon US and Amazon UK. The Kindle edition can be pre-ordered from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

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Bulgarian publisher renews Boy’s Life rights

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Sep 052019
 

Bulgarian publisher Iztok-Zapad released a Bulgarian translation of Robert McCammon’s classic coming-of-age novel Boy’s Life. back in 2013. The translation was done by Elena Pavlova, and the cover design, shown below, was by Denitsa Trifonova.

Iztok-Zapad has renewed their rights to the book, so presumably the book will be reprinted in Bulgaria soon.

The Bulgarian edition of Boy’s Life

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“Haunted World” reprint to appear in Silver Shamrock Publishing anthology

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Aug 312019
 

Silver Shamrock Publishing will release a new anthology, Midnight in the Graveyard, collecting ghost stories from twenty-five different authors. Included among the contents will be a reprint of Robert McCammon’s ghost story “Haunted World,” which has previously only appeared in print in the 1989 anthology Post Mortem.

Midnight in the Graveyard will be published as a trade paperback in October 2019. In addition to the McCammon story, it includes stories old and new by Thomas F. Monteleone, William Meikle, Kealan Patrick Burke, Chad Lutze, Hunter Shea, Elizabeth Massie, Ken McKinley, Ronald Kelly, Alan M. Clark, and many more. For more information, visit the Silver Shamrock Publishing website.

The Kindle edition can be pre-ordered at Amazon. The paperback and ebook will be available on October 15, 2019.

 

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Cardinal Black nominated for a Dragon Award

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Aug 082019
 

Robert McCammon’s novel Cardinal Black, book seven in the Matthew Corbett series, has been nominated for “Best Horror Novel” in the 2019 Dragon Awards!

Anyone can vote. You don’t have to attend the con to vote, but you do have to register:

Dragon Fan Awards signup page

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Click here or on the image below to see all of the nominations.

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Robert McCammon books banned in prisons in 2019

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Aug 012019
 

Over the years, I’ve heard from dozens of people who have written to tell me that a Robert McCammon novel (often Swan Song and Boy’s Life) was the only thing that got them through a period of incarceration.

I just discovered the website Prison Legal News, which recently launched a project aimed at tracking the books that are banned in prisons in the U.S. Newsweek recently published an article about the project:

Newsweek: KANSAS PRISONERS BANNED FROM READING ‘A GAME OF THRONES’ ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHER BOOKS

The project currently only has lists from eight states, but Robert McCammon books show up on two of the lists, so far. These titles are currently banned from prisons in the named states:

Iowa: Blue World (List of all books banned in Iowa prisons)
Kansas: MINE and The Wolf’s Hour (List of all books banned in Kansas prisons)

Prisons aren’t the only places where books are banned. Some schools also ban books. One such case took place in 2006 in Hernando County in Florida. Robert McCammon actually traveled to a school board meeting there to defend Boy’s Life. You can read about it and see video of his presentation here.

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Coming in 2020: a Polish translation of Speaks the Nightbird

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Aug 012019
 

Polish publisher Vesper has announced that they will be publishing a translation of Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird (book one in the Matthew Corbett series) sometime in 2020! This will be their first McCammon publication. Other publishers have previously published Swan Song and Boy’s Life in Poland in recent years. In the ’90s, Polish editions of Boy’s LifeStingerThe Night BoatThey Thirst, and The Wolf’s Hour were published. You can see all of the covers for the Polish editions in the Book Cover Gallery.

You can see Vesper’s announcement on Facebook.

More information when I have it!

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Jigsaw: A short fan film adapted by and starring Paul West

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Jul 242019
 

Robert McCammon reader Paul West adapted part of “Blue World” for a short independent film called Jigsaw, which was directed by Clyde Baldo. Paul also stars in the film as John. The film has been submitted to several film festivals. It’s screening now at Action On Film Megafest 2019, which runs July 24–August 3 in Las Vegas. It has been nominated for Best Drama Short there!

The poster and the trailer for the film can be seen below.

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