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|News and Updates Archive -- 2003|
- Author Orson Scott Card wrote a
praising Boy's Life and Speaks the Nightbird for
the December 18, 2003, edition of RhinoTimes.com, a Greensboro, NC, weekly.
- Click here to read about one fan's encounter with McCammon at a book signing last year.
- A new Hungarian publisher, Agave Könyvek (Agave Books), plans to publish a translation of Robert McCammon's 1990 novel MINE in May 2004. This will be the first Hungarian translation of a McCammon novel.
- The Louisville Cardinal, the newspaper of the University of Louisville, published this review of Speaks the Nightbird on November 4, 2003.
- Torsten Scheib found this German paperback edition of Book of the Dead, which has been added to the Cover Gallery.
- Torsten Scheib found this new
German paperback cover for a new printing of Boy's Life in March 2004.
I've added it to the Cover Gallery and the Bibliography. Thanks, Torsten!
- Also added to the Cover Gallery, new Japanese paperback covers for Mystery Walk volume 1, Mystery Walk volume 2, and Book of the Dead.
- Robert McCammon's Speaks the Nightbird has been awarded the
2003 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (the SESFA)
for "Best Novel of 2002" by the online magazine
- A non-fiction article entitled "Innocence and Terror--The Heart of Horror" by Robert McCammon is now online. This article first appeared in 1987 in the book How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction, edited by J.N. Williamson.
- Speaks the Nightbird was published in Japan as a two-volume hardcover set
in August 2003 by Bungei Shuju Ltd. Thanks to Kotaro Nagai, scans of the
covers for these two books can now be found in the Speaks the Nightbird Cover
- Robert McCammon's Speaks the Nightbird has been nominated for the 2003 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (the SESFA) for "Best Novel of 2002" by the online magazine scifidimensions.
- A scan of the very rare Uncorrected Proof of the Pocket Books paperback edition of Swan Song has been added to the Cover Gallery. Thanks to Stephen Ellison for scanning his copy!
- I picked up a copy of the Speaks the Nightbird paperback (volume 1) today at my local Wal-Mart, so the book is available now! Tell all your friends!
- There's a new Russian web site devoted to McCammon. It's run by Ne-mo and provides Russian translations of much of the info from this site.
- Some dead links were removed from the Links page.
- The website Electric Velocipede has posted a Speaks the Nighbird review by Bill Braun.
- A big Interview Archive update!
- The 1983 PW article announcing the formation of H.O.W.L. (HWA)
- An article from The Birmingham News, March 13, 1988
- A 1991 Publishers Weekly interview with Robert McCammon
- A 1991 article on McCammon and Boy's Life from Super Crown Book News
All of the interview links above also include scans of the original articles.
- The 1983 PW article announcing the formation of H.O.W.L. (HWA)
- The Japanese edition of Speaks the Nightbird will be
published by Bungeishunju in August 2003! Thanks to Naomi Hoida for
- A November 1988 Castle Rock interview with Robert McCammon has been added to the Interview archive. This interview was conducted by Jodi Strissel.
- Robert McCammon's Speaks the Nightbird was awarded the "Bronze" award in the Historical Fiction category of the ForeWord 2002 Book of the Year Awards. The awards are presented by ForeWord Magazine and honor books published by independent presses. (The "Bronze" award is third place; the gold went to Ebola: Through the Eyes of the People, by William T. Close (Meadowlark Springs Productions), and the silver went to Raven Woman, by Pinkie Paranya (Sands Publishing). Congratulations to River City Publishing and all the winners.
- The details for the limited edition contest mentioned above should be posted here around the middle of June 2003. Stay tuned!
- Robert McCammon has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for 2003 in the "Historical/Military Fiction" category with Speaks the Nightbird! The award will be presented to River City Publishing at BookExpo America 2003. Congratulations to River City Publishing! (More articles and information on the winners can be found on the Independent Publisher web site.)
- Speaks the Nightbird is a finalist for the historical fiction book of the year (2002) from ForeWord Magazine.
- New URI for the site! The site's official URI is now
www.RobertMcCammon.com. The old URI (with the "R")
will still work, but I wanted the URI to match the new books.
- A new review of Speaks the Nightbird appears on the Sabledrake Magazine web site for May 2003.
- A new review of Speaks the Nightbird by
is now online at the
Entertainment Geekly web site.
- A January 1987 Mystery Scene
interview with Robert McCammon has been added to the
Interview archive. This interview was
conducted by Joe Lansdale, his ownself.
- A new Cover Gallery addition: an earlier German paperback edition of Blutdurstig (They Thirst). Thanks to Steve Black, who found it in a UK eBay auction!
- Here are the covers for both volumes of Pocket Books' upcoming
two-volume mass-market paperback edition of Speaks the Nightbird:
You can click on the images to see larger versions.
- The cover for the Mexican trade paperback edition of Swan Song has been added to the Cover Gallery.
- Robert McCammon will be appearing at Alabama Bound
on Saturday, April 26, 2003, from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at the
Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham, AL. According to their web site:
Each author will be introduced and will speak briefly. A question-and-answer period will follow each session. Authors will be available for booksignings at the end of the question-and-answer period.
- Speaks the Nightbird is listed on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2002 Bram Stoker Awards for Novel.
- Robert McCammon will be participating in the
2003 Southern Voices conference
in Hoover, AL.
Author Conference and Book Signings
Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
William Bernhardt, Mary Ward Brown, Catherine Landis, Silas House, Haven Kimmel, Robert McCammon, Ron Rash and Jeanne Ray
The Library Theatre, Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets are $35 and include a barbecue lunch. Check the Southern Voices web site for more information.
- More additions to the Book Cover Gallery: advance proofs for Blue World (Pocket), Stalkers, and Razored Saddles (both Dark Harvest). Thanks to Stephen Ellison for the scans.
- Breaking news!
Pocket Books will be publishing Speaks the Nightbird in a mass-market paperback
edition in September 2003! The book may be published in two volumes (with
the second volume appearing in October), but that is apparently still under
discussion. Pocket Books will also be repromoting and reissuing Gone South,
Mystery Walk, and Usher's Passing during that same timeframe. The new reprints
will presumably have new cover artwork, as well.
- Anyone interested in pursuing the rights to any of Robert McCammon's
works should contact McCammon's agent:
Richard Morris Janklow and Nesbit Assoc. 445 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 Phone: (212) 421-1700
- A number of book covers in the Cover Gallery have been rescanned to provide larger and/or cleaner images.
- The cover for the Spain paperback edition of The Night Boat has been added to The Night Boat Cover Gallery.
- Four more Japanese paperback edition covers
have been added to the cover galleries for
Swan Song, and
The Wolf's Hour.
Thanks to Ryuji Okuyama for the scans!
- Speaks the Nightbird was number 9 on the Locus Best Sellers list for January 2003.
- The Speaks the Nightbird page has a link to another new review, this one by Ryan MacMichael of Laze.net. Thanks for the info, Ryan!
- I've received my copy of the limited edition of Speaks the Nightbird. Check the Speaks the Nightbird Cover Gallery for a few pictures of the limited edition.
- This web site was reviewed by the
Montgomery Advertiser on November 21, 2002. It's the first review
I've seen of the site itself!
- The Montgomery Advertiser ran an article entitled "Best reads of 2002" in the December 31, 2002, issue. Three readers selected Speaks the Nightbird; click here to read their comments.
- Yet another 1989 article/interview "from the archives" has been added to the interviews page. This article was originally published in the 1989 book How to Write Horror and Get It Published.