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Robert McCammonRobert Rick McCammon was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 17, 1952, the son of Jack (a musician) and Barbara Bundy McCammon. The marriage failed, and McCammon was raised by his grandparents in Birmingham. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1974, and currently resides in Birmingham, married to Sally Sanders, with whom he has a daughter, Skye.

Despite this strong association with the South, its history and traditions played little substantial role in his early work. Nevertheless, paralleling his development as a writer has been an apparent acceptance of his southern heritage, and the last two novels he produced before his self-imposed hiatus---Boy's Life and Gone South---are both set in the Deep South and make use of its heritage and traditions. Furthermore, McCammon's works often contain references and asides that cannot be fully appreciated unless one is familiar with Birmingham.

Following graduation, McCammon wrote advertising copy for Birmingham businesses and newspapers. Failing to get his short stories into print, he wrote Baal (1978), an ambitious effort having as its basis the biblical Book of Revelations and the ultimate conflict between limited Good and limitless Evil. In the afterword to the 1988 edition of Baal, McCammon stated that "Baal is about power, written at a time when I had none," adding that "you always hear this said to young writers, 'write about what you know.' I wanted to write about things I didn't know, so I consciously set Baal in locations as far from the South as possible: Boston, the Middle East, and Greenland. I wanted a global scale and a story that would take the reader to the very edge of Armageddon."

McCammon's second published novel was actually his third novel. He had followed Baal with The Night Boat (1980), but the publisher decided that The Night Boat might be too similar to a recently released motion picture called Shock Waves. McCammon thus wrote Bethany's Sin (1980), after which the publisher decided to publish The Night Boat. Upon acceptance of the latter, McCammon decided to become a full-time writer.

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Last Train to Perdition
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McCammon, Robert - Baal (Signed Limited Ed.) McCammon, Robert | Baal | Signed Limited Edition Book

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McCammon, Robert | Bethany's Sin | Signed First Edition UK Book McCammon, Robert | Bethany's Sin | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.1980 Middlesex, UK: Kinnell Publications First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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McCammon, Robert | Blue World | Signed Limited Edition Book McCammon, Robert | Blue World | Signed Limited Edition Book

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McCammon, Robert | Border, The | Signed First Edition Book McCammon, Robert | Border, The | Signed First Edition Book

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McCammon, Robert - Boy's Life (First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Boy's Life | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1991 NY: Pocket  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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McCammon, Robert | Freedom of the Mask | Signed First Edition Book McCammon, Robert | Freedom of the Mask | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2016 NY: Subterranean Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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McCammon, Robert | Last Train from Perdition | Signed First Edition Book McCammon, Robert | Last Train from Perdition | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2016 NY: Subterranean Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.  Note: A small (one word - "vampires") printing inconsistency appears on page 8. This appears in all copies of the book. It appears to be a plate error, and is not a defect.

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McCammon, Robert - Mine (First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Mine | First Edition Book

1990 NY: Pocket  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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McCammon, Robert - Mine (First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Mine | First Edition Book

1999 NY: Pocket  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, imperfections noted.

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McCammon, Robert | Mystery Walk | Signed First Edition McCammon, Robert | Mystery Walk | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1983 NY: Holt Rinehart, & Winston  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.  Review copy with materials laid-in.

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McCammon, Robert - Night Boat, The (Signed Limited) McCammon, Robert | Night Boat, The | Signed Limited Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2013 MI: Subterranean Press  Limited numbered edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover with jacket and interior illustrations by Les Edwards, signed by Robert McCammon.

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McCammon, Robert - Night Visions 8 (First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Night Visions 8 | First Edition Book

Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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McCammon, Robert - Queen of Bedlam, The (Signed First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Queen of Bedlam, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper. 2007 NY: Pocket  First trade edition, first printing, fine in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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McCammon, Robert - Queen of Bedlam, The (Signed First Edition) McCammon, Robert | Queen of Bedlam, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper. 2007 NY: Pocket  First trade edition, later printing, fine in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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McCammon, Robert - River of Souls, The (Signed Deluxe Hardcover) McCammon, Robert | River of Souls, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Deluxe Harcover Edition. May 2014 MI: Subterranean Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by author.

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McCammon, Robert - River of Souls, The (Signed Limited Edition) McCammon, Robert | River of Souls, The | Signed Limited Edition Book

Author Signed Limited Edition. May 2014 MI: Subterranean Press    First Limited edition, signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade Hardcover Book, and housed in a custom slipcase.

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McCammon, Robert - Speaks the Nightbird (Signed First Edition Trade) McCammon, Robert | Speaks the Nightbird | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book  July 2007 NY: Simon & Schuster Adult First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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McCammon, Robert | Stinger | Signed Limited Edition Book McCammon, Robert | Stinger | Signed Limited Edition Book

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McCammon, Robert - They Thirst (Signed Limited Ed.) McCammon, Robert | They Thirst | Signed Limited Edition Book

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McCammon, Robert | Wolf's Hour, The | Signed 1st Edition Mass Market Paperback Book McCammon, Robert | Wolf's Hour, The | Signed 1st Edition Mass Market Paperback Book

1989 NY: Pocket Books  Paperback Book, first printing, fine in fine pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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McCammon, Robert R. | Boy's Life | Signed 1st Edition Mass Market McCammon, Robert R. | Boy's Life | Signed 1st Edition Mass market Paperback Book

Author Signed Paperback Book  1991 NY: Simon & Schuster  PBO/Mass Market edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Robert McCammon Bibliography


Novels

  • Mystery Walk - 1983
  • Usher's Passing - 1987
  • Stinger - 1988 (Paperback)
  • Blue World - 1990
  • Mine - 1991 (Paperback)
  • Under the Fang - 1991 (Paperback)
  • Night Visions 8 - 1995
  • Boy's Life - 2008
  • Gone South - 2008
  • Swan Song - 2009
  • Baal - 2011
  • The Five - 2011
  • Bethany's Sin - 2012
  • The Night Boat - 2013
  • They Thirst - 2014 (Limited Edition)
  • The Border - May 2015
  • Stinger - October 2015 (Limited Edition)

Vampire Trevor Lawson Series

  1. I Travel by Night - 2013
  2. Last Train from Perdition - October 2016

Matthew Corbett Series

  1. Speaks the Nightbird - 2002
  2. The Queen of Bedlam - 2007 (Trade Paperback)
  3. Mister Slaughter - 2010
  4. The Providence Rider - 2012
  5. The River of Souls - 2014
  6. Freedom of the Mask - May 2016

Michael Gallatin Stories

  1. The Wolf's Hour - 1993 (Paperback)
  2. The Hunter from the Woods - 2011

Story Collections

  • Blue World - September 2015 (Limited Edition)

Robert McCammon Awards

  • 1985 Alabama Library Association's Alabama Author Award for Usher's Passing
  • 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Swan Song and Short Story The Deep End
  • 1989 Bram Stoker Award for Short Story Eat Me
  • 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Mine
  • 1991 Bram Stoker Award for Boy's Life
  • 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • 1992 Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Award, domaine étranger (best foreign novel) for L'heure du loup (The Wolf's Hour)
  • 1994 Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize for Swan Song
  • 1995 Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize for Boy's Life
  • 2002 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (the SESFA) for Best Novel of 2002
  • 2003 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Historical/Military Fiction category
  • 2004 Alabama Library Association's Alabama Author Award for Speaks the Nightbird
  • 2009 Phoenix Award
  • 2012 Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award

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