On December 28, 2022, the Twitter account Le représentant de Monsieur Toussaint Louverture posted an update about the upcoming French translation of Swan Song. Click here or on the image to view the images in full. The expected publication date for the book is May 2023.
On December 27, 2022, Open Road Media will release a new Robert McCammon ebook bundle. The ebook box set Three Novels of Creeping Terror will consist of Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night Boat. Links to the various U.S. ebook vendors can be found below the cover image.
Their other ebook box sets, The Monster Novels and The Southern Novels, are regularly sale-priced, so I would expect this will be sale-priced in the not-too-distant future.
The Hollywood Reporter has a new article about the potential Peacock series based on Robert McCammon’s Stinger. This is the first public mention of the series since it was first mentioned by The Hollywood Reporter back in March. About the only new info is that they say the project has received a “straight-to-series” order.
Czech publisher Fobos will publish Smrt před úsvitem, their translation of Boy’s Life, as a hardcover edition on February 22, 2023. The cover artwork can be seen below. It has been added to the Book Cover Gallery. Fobos previously published a translation of Usher’s Passing in 2021.
Alabama Booksmith hosted Robert McCammon on Saturday, December 3, 2022, for the public launch of The King of Shadows. I managed to make it down to Birmingham for the event, and it was great to see so many people turn out for it. The crowd—80 to 100 people—was easily twice the size of the turnout for the Cardinal Black launch in 2019. Considering how small the bookstore is, that was a lot of people!
Before signing books, Mr. McCammon read an excerpt from The King of Shadows and answered audience questions. Thanks to Alabama Booksmith, the event was livestreamed on Facebook, and I’ve uploaded it to YouTube.
In addition, thanks to Tony Thomas, better video of just the reading from The King of Shadows is also available on YouTube:
Finally, YouTube user It’s Terrific has posted a video of his experience and the items he had signed.
Finally, finally, YouTube channel The Jeff Word also posted a video of his experience.
Check RobertMcCammon.com in a day or two for some photos from the event.
It’s publication day for the trade hardcover edition of The King of Shadows, book eight in Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series! Copies ordered from Lividian Publications and their resellers are signed. Copies ordered from Amazon, B&N, etc, are not. Signed copies can also be ordered from the Alabama Booksmith (they also have a few other signed books available).
From the Lividian Publications website:
Lividian Publications is proud to be publishing a deluxe trade hardcover edition of The King of Shadows by Robert McCammon, the eighth volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series. This beautiful hardcover edition features new Vincent Chong full-color artwork for the dust jacket.
Retail Price: $37.50
Publication Date: December 6, 2022
Page Count: 472
Please note: this trade hardcover edition contains the exact same text as the Limited Edition, but with different spacing for the interior page design, to reduce the page count and keep the retail price as reasonable as possible in the current market. It’ll still be very readable!
Production Features for the FIRST PRINTING only:
• Full-color dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong (different from the Limited Edition)
• Offset printed on an acid-free archival quality paper stock
• Hot foil stamping on the spine
• Smyth-sewn to create a more durable binding
• Twine head and tail bands
• Colored endpapers
About the Book:
It’s January of 1704, and Matthew Corbett continues his mission to Italy, accompanied by Hudson Greathouse and former enemy Professor Fell. They seek Brazio Valeriani and information about the mirror created by his father, the sorcerer Ciro. Legend claims the mirror can be used to summon demons from beyond.
But fate has other plans for Matthew as their ship is disabled by a pod of whales, and they seek refuge on a secluded island. The islanders welcome them with a massive feast, but all is not what it seems. As the island pulls them deeper into its influence, the castaways struggle to maintain their grip on reality, even their very identity. Matthew must keep his wits about him and solve the mystery enshrouding the other side of the island, where an active volcano looms and a secretive creature lurks.
The King of Shadows is the eighth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, a brave “problem-solver” who now faces a challenging foe that threatens to take over his most valuable resource: his own mind.
About the Author:
Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six books. He is the winner of five Bram Stoker Awards and a World Fantasy Award. He is best known for Swan Song (1987), The Wolf’s Hour (1989), and Boy’s Life (1991). More recently, McCammon has published The Five, which Stephen King called his best novel ever, and The Border, and is writing the Matthew Corbett series, a nine-book series of historical thrillers that USA Network has called “the Early American James Bond.” McCammon lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
Reviews and Praise:
“Admirers of action-packed suspense with paranormal elements… will find much to like.”
— Publishers Weekly
If you collect original art, Michael Whelan is selling his original painting used for the Subterranean Press edition of Robert McCammon’s I Travel by Night! You can find the details on MichaelWhelan.com.
The auction listing for Robert McCammon’s painted figure of THE MUMMY is now live on the Monsters vs Madness: A Benefit Auction For Planned Parenthood website!
About a third of the figures are listed now. The rest will be posted over the next ten days. Bidding runs November 11–27.
Update: Robert McCammon’s figure had a Buy It Now price of $200 and sold within the first three minutes of the auction’s start.
More photos and details can be seen on the auction site: Robert McCammon’s MUMMY Figure
Best Selling author Robert R. McCammon has a very different take on the MUMMY; he’s a dapper fellow with a bow tie and boutonniere! Clearly ready for the Monster Prom, Robert’s fancy Mummy is one of a kind. Thanks so much for participating, Rick!