This summer, Lividian Publications will produce a limited edition of Robert McCammon’s Gone South. This is the first time Gone South has received this treatment. The book contains fantastic artwork from Francois Vaillancourt, Robert McCammon’s introduction he wrote for the 2008 trade paperback, and a new foreword from author Michael Koryta. Patreon supporters of Brian J. Freeman have received copies of the Advance Review Copy. The official announcement with ordering information will happen in May. Thanks to Tony Thomas for the photo of the ARC.
Czech news: Gone South and Boy’s Life
Czech publisher Dobrovský has acquired the Czech translation rights to Robert McCammon’s Gone South.
Their translation of Boy’s Life, under their Fobos imprint, has just been released. They also published a translation of Usher’s Passing in 2021.
Smrt před úsvitem at Knihy Dobrovský
Prokletí rodu Usherů at Knihy Dobrovský
Recent Bulgarian releases
Bulgarian publisher Iztok-Zapad released translations of Gone South and The Wolf’s Hour in 2020 and 2021 (and I just now realized it). Gone South was published in both hardcover and trade paperback formats. The Wolf’s Hour was only published as a trade paperback.
Larger versions of the covers for both books can be seen in the Book Cover Gallery.
The Southern Novels ebook bundle: on sale today!
Open Road Media recently bundled four of Robert McCammon’s ebook titles as The Southern Novels. Included in the bundle are Boy’s Life, Mystery Walk, Usher’s Passing, and Gone South.
As of March 21, 2018, at 4:29 PM CDT, this 4-book bundle is sale-priced at only $3.99! Act fast!
- The Southern Novels bundle for Kindle
- The Southern Novels bundle for NOOK
- The Southern Novels bundle for Google
- The Southern Novels bundle for Apple
- The Southern Novels bundle for Kobo
New artwork from Kazuki Tamada
Kazuki Tamada has contributed new illustrations inspired by Gone South and the short story “Something Passed By.” You can see more of Kazuki’s artwork—as well as art from several other McCammon fans—in the Fan Art Gallery.
Unabridged Gone South audiobook is now available
The unabridged audiobook edition of Gone South is now available from Simon & Schuster Audio. The audiobook is read by George Newbern, who also narrated the recent unabridged audiobook of Boy’s Life. A sample can be heard on the Audible product page for Gone South.
The audiobook can also be purchased via Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Gone South unabridged audiobook to be released June 2, 2015
Simon & Schuster Audio is releasing an unabridged audiobook of Gone South on or around June 2, 2015. The book will be read by George Newbern, who also narrated the unabridged edition of Boy’s Life. (Note: S&S had previously announced that Will Patton was narrating, but that was an error.)
From the S&S website:
Simon & Schuster Audio | ISBN 9781442387850 | June 2015
Robert McCammon’s 1992 novel Gone South is being adapted for a possible movie by Rolling Boulder Films. At this stage, they only have permission to write a screenplay. Based on that, they may choose to pursue an option for the book. An option is not a guarantee that a film will be made; it simply gives the options holder the right to develop a script based on the novel and pitch it to studios. If a studio becomes interested, then the actual film rights have to be purchased.
With that in mind, Rolling Boulder Films consists of Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala. They are best known for having filmed a scene-for-scene version of Raiders of the Lost Ark when they were teenagers. There’s a new book out about how that movie was made (Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made), and Chris was interviewed by ComingSoon.net about the book. In the interview, Chris mentions Gone South:
“There’s another book that falls into the Southern Gothic genre called ‘Gone South’ by Robert McCammon that I’m adapting into the script – we got the rights to it which took me a long time as well,” he told us about other developments with Rolling Boulder. “I’m adapting that script and then I’m working on a spec script with a buddy of mine who will produce it through our Rolling Boulder Films company called ‘Liquor by the Drink.’ It’s a true story set in Iowa in the 1950s about a sort of a murder love triangle that’s actually about my buddy’s family, his uncle, and it was a big scandal in Iowa in the early ’50s, an Inquirer level scandal, and it involves the local mob and illegal liquor and affairs and it was really a damn interesting story. We’re crafting that script right now and my plate is full with that.”
You can read the full interview on ComingSoon.net: Interview: Chris Strompolos on Raiders!
Further developments will be tracked on the Gone South Movie page.