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|News and Updates Archive -- 2004|
- Gargoyle Books is an Italian publisher that will be publishing an Italian edition of They Thirst in Spring 2005. Their website is now online.
- Publisher Barry Hoffman of Gauntlet Press
is publishing a 10-volume signed, limited collection of the 92 scripts Rod
Serling wrote for The Twilight Zone. Robert McCammon has written an
appreciation of the show for Volume 2, which is scheduled to be published in
Spring 2005. The 52-copy lettered edition will also be signed by
McCammon; the numbered editions will include the appreciation, but will not be
signed by McCammon. For more information, see the
web site. There's already a page for Volume 1; a page for Volume 2 will be
added by month's end.
- Russian publisher ACT has published two new paperback editions of
Stinger and Usher's Passing. The covers have been added to the Cover Gallery.
- The Cover Gallery has been updated to include
a cover scan for Dark
and J.N. Williamson's Masques, a
comic book that includes an adaptation of McCammon's "Nightcrawlers" short story.
- The Nashville City Paper recommended Swan Song in a Halloween article entitled "Scary books for Halloween".
- The possible film adaptation of MINE is again mentioned in a
SciFi.com interview with Frank Darabont.
- The 1980's incarnation of The Twilight Zone comes to DVD in two sets
in December 2004 and March 2005. The season one set includes the adaptation of
Robert McCammon's short story "Nightcrawlers." The episode
was directed by William Friedkin and is generally regarded as one of the best
episodes of that series. The web site
TVshowsonDVD has more information.
- Graphic artist and independent filmmaker Jesse D'Angelo has contributed a
drawing inspired by Stinger. You can find it on the Fan Artwork page.
- A link to a BookLoons.com review of Speaks the Nightbird has been added to the Speaks the Nightbird page.
- The agent handling Robert McCammon's work as changed. Please see the FAQ for contact information about acquiring the rights to McCammon's work.
- In case you've had some trouble finding the site, the official domain
name for this site is now only RobertMcCammon.com.
The name with the middle initial "R" is no longer registered.
(The domain name was changed in May 2003, but both have been registered until
- Artist Eric Hofstetter of One Eleven Illustrated has contributed images of his version of cover art for The Wolf's Hour. Check out the Fan Artwork Gallery to see Eric's painting. Thanks, Eric!
- McCammon Book Cover Gallery update!
- A new Russian edition of They Thirst
- Covers for Spanish editions of Boy's Life, Blue World, Usher's Passing, Mystery Walk, Book of the Dead, and Post Mortem
- If you like trivia games, you might want to check out FunTrivia.com's Robert McCammon trivia quizzes. The quizzes were created by McCammon fans.
- McCammon Book Cover Gallery update!
- Rowena Morrill's original painting for the 1988 Pocket reprint of They Thirst
- Original 1988 cover flat for They Thirst showing a traditional vampire cape on the figure
- I recently acquired a British pamphlet promoting the British editions
of Boy's Life and Gone South. The pamphlet included a coupon
good toward the purchase of a McCammon title.
Cover and Inside Cover.
The images of the Rowena Morrill painting and cover flat were taken from a recent eBay auction of the painting.
- Here is the cover artwork for the Hungarian paperback edition of Robert
McCammon's 1990 novel MINE:
Click on the image to view a larger version
The book is being published this month by Agave Könyvek (Agave Books). This is the first Hungarian translation of a McCammon novel. Thanks to Val Varga for the cover scan!
- Photos from Robert McCammon's
Alabama Bound appearance on April 24, 2004 are online.
Thanks to Lisa Mitchell and Linda Wilson of the Birmingham Public
Library for the photos!
- Artist Steve Jung has contributed an illustration of Gone South bounty hunter Flint Murtaugh to the Fan Artwork page. Thanks, Steve!
- Robert McCammon is working on a sequel to Speaks the Nightbird! More details to follow in the coming months.
- In February 2003, Robert McCammon made an appearance at the
2003 Southern Voices conference
in Hoover, AL. The Southern Voices 2003 Photo Gallery web site
includes a photo
of Robert McCammon and Susan Spafford, Library Coordinator for the
Hoover Public Library.
- Author/editor Athena Workman
wrote an essay entitled
"Meeting an Inspiration"
for the web site Lit.org. The essay describes meeting Robert McCammon at
the 2002 Southern Festival of Books in
Nashville. The essay includes quotes from the Q&A session that you
might find interesting.
- The Quiet Room is a band whose name was taken from Robert McCammon's novel Usher's Passing. You can read about it in the Celebrity Cafe interview with Jeff M. Janeczko.
- Jerry Vasilatos is a producer/director who recently directed a scene from Robert McCammon's "Blue World" novella for his directing reel and the "Project Greenlight" contest. You can read more about this—and find a link to his web site to view the results—on the Message Board.
- Robert McCammon is scheduled to appear at
Alabama Bound at the Birmingham Public Library on Saturday, April 24,
2004. Check the Scheduled Signings page for
- Another uncollected short story by Robert McCammon has been added to the
Online Fiction page. "The Thang" was published in the
1989 anthology Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror.
- Another old interview is now available in the Interview Archive. This interview was conducted
by James Kisner for Mystery Scene #15 in
- A review of Speaks the Nightbird by Mark Justice has been posted on the Weird Times web site.
- A review of the Boy's Life audiotape (released by Simon & Schuster Audio back in '91) can be found on author Orson Scott Card's web site. Click here to read the positive review.
- The Crimson White, the University of Alabama's student newspaper, turns 110 this year. A recent AP article on the paper includes quotes from Robert McCammon, who served as the paper's editor in 1973--1974.
- Ain't It Cool News has an article about Frank Darabont's Indiana Jones IV script that makes mention of the MINE screenplay. Thanks to Mark Jenkins for the link!
- A possible film version of Robert McCammon's MINE is briefly mentioned in this Variety article about Frank Darabont's production company, Darkwoods Prods.
- Big McCammon Book Cover Gallery update!
- French edition of The Night Boat
- 1st Russian HC of Mystery Walk
- New Russian Omnibus with Stinger
- New Russian Omnibus with They Thirst
- Russian HC of Swan Song, Book 1 (1993)
- Russian HC of Swan Song, Book 2 (1993)
- Russian HC of Swan Song (2002)
- Hollywood Ghosts, with "Makeup"
- Czech HC of Hot Blood
- Russian HC of Hot Blood
- Czech HC of Stalkers
- When the Black Lotus Blooms HC
- McCammon Book Cover Gallery update: I recently bought a Russian edition of Gone South and a 2-volume Russian edition of Boy's Life (Volume 1 and Volume 2).
- Thanks to author-publisher William J. Grabowski, two more old Robert McCammon interviews are now available in the Interview Archive. These interviews originally appeared in the Summer 1985 issue of The Horror Show (focusing on Usher's Passing) and the Spring 1987 issue of The Horror Show (focusing on Swan Song). Thanks to Bill Grabowski for the permission to reprint them here!
- A new section devoted to fan-created artwork based on Robert McCammon's work has been added to the site. The first contributing artist is Doreen Nocera, who contributed artwork inspired by Swan Song and Stinger. Click here to view Doreen's art, or click on the new "Fan Artwork" link in the menu.