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Robert R. McCammon

Author of Swan Song

89+ Works 17,808 Members 551 Reviews 73 Favorited

About the Author

Robert R. McCammon is a popular horror fiction writer. He was born in 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. After college he spent a number of years working in advertising for bookstores in Birmingham, where he still lives. McCammon's first novel, "Baal," was published show more in 1978. He quickly joined the group of horror writers that includes Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, and Anne Rice, who write suspenseful stories with modern-day settings. He has published over two dozen books to date. With the publication of "Boy's Life" in 1991, McCammon left behind the horror genre, noting that he finds real life horrifying enough these days. While there are some aspects of the supernatural in "Boy's Life," it is more a story of growing up in a small Southern town. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Robert R. McCammon

Swan Song (1987) 3,414 copies
Boy's Life (1991) 2,547 copies
The Wolf's Hour (1989) 1,027 copies
Speaks the Nightbird (2002) 972 copies
Gone South (1992) 840 copies
Stinger (1987) 824 copies
They Thirst (1981) 809 copies
Mine (1990) 723 copies
Mystery Walk (1983) 653 copies
Usher's Passing (1984) 628 copies
Blue World (1989) 597 copies
The Queen of Bedlam (2007) 565 copies
Baal (1978) 482 copies
The Night Boat (1980) 453 copies
Mister Slaughter (2010) 364 copies
Bethany's Sin (1980) 356 copies
The Five (2011) 265 copies
The Border (2015) 232 copies
The Providence Rider (2012) 203 copies
Under the Fang (1991) — Editor; Contributor — 188 copies
I Travel by Night (2013) 154 copies
The Listener (2018) 154 copies
The River of Souls (2014) 151 copies
The Hunter from the Woods (2011) 141 copies
Freedom of the Mask (2016) 123 copies
Cardinal Black (2019) 110 copies
The King of Shadows (2022) 51 copies
Last Train From Perdition (2013) 50 copies
Halloween Carnival Volume 1 (2017) — Author — 23 copies
Tales from Greystone Bay (1900) 19 copies
Seven Shades of Evil (2023) 17 copies
Night Crawlers (1989) 16 copies
Makeup (A Short Story) (2014) 13 copies
Swans Song, Part 2 (2023) 13 copies
The Southern Novels (2018) 12 copies
Swans Song, Part 1 (2023) 9 copies
La hora del lobo (1993) 7 copies
Horror factor 7 (1988) 6 copies
Eat Me 4 copies
Los senderos del terror (1999) 3 copies
Something Passed By (1990) 2 copies
The Deep End 2 copies
The Great White Way (2014) 2 copies
1990 - Mine v4 2 copies
Il canto di Swan (2022) 1 copy
Huída al sur (1993) 1 copy
Smrt před úsvitem (2023) 1 copy
2015 1 copy
The Wolf and the Eagle (2014) 1 copy
Sea Chase (2014) 1 copy
The Man from London (2014) 1 copy
Death of a Hunter (2014) 1 copy
The Thang 1 copy
The Listener 1 copy

Associated Works

Book of the Dead (1989) — Contributor — 386 copies
Shadow Show (2012) — Contributor — 366 copies
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (1989) — Contributor — 228 copies
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989) — Contributor — 199 copies
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Contributor — 159 copies
Dark Masques (2001) — Contributor — 137 copies
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contributor — 122 copies
Silver Scream (1969) — Contributor — 111 copies
Best New Horror (1989) — Contributor — 87 copies
Razored Saddles (1989) — Contributor — 87 copies
Night Visions 4: Hardshell (1987) — Contributor — 84 copies
New Stories from the Twilight Zone (1991) — Contributor — 81 copies
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Contributor — 74 copies
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2011) — Contributor — 74 copies
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contributor — 68 copies
Greystone Bay (1985) — Contributor — 67 copies
Demons (2011) — Contributor — 66 copies
Post Mortem (Short Stories Anthology) (1989) — Contributor — 60 copies
Modern Masters of Horror (1963) — Contributor — 52 copies
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 12 (1986) — Contributor — 49 copies
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Contributor — 49 copies
Dark Screams: Volume Two (2015) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Seaharp Hotel (1990) — Contributor — 36 copies
Doom City (1987) — Contributor — 35 copies
Best Of Masques (1988) — Contributor — 30 copies
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (2013) — Contributor — 30 copies
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contributor — 29 copies
Night Visions 8 (1990) — Contributor — 26 copies
Midnight in the Graveyard (2019) — Contributor — 24 copies
Dark Screams: Volume Seven (2017) 24 copies
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contributor — 20 copies
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 (2020) — Contributor — 19 copies
Julma on rakkaus (1992) — Contributor — 17 copies
Outoja tarinoita 3 (1991) — Contributor — 16 copies
Better Weird: A Tribute to David B. Silva (Anthology) (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies
When the Black Lotus Blooms (1990) — Introduction — 8 copies
Nightmare Magazine, June 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contributor — 4 copies

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THE DEEP ONES: "Black Boots" by Robert McCammon in The Weird Tradition (May 2023)
horror book twin brothers powers in Name that Book (September 2012)
Anyone remember They Thirst? in Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (August 2011)
Robert McCammon's Speaks the Nightbird/The Queen of Bedlam in Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (July 2008)

Reviews

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LLonaVahine | 121 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
DNF at ~35%. I loved the pastoral masterpiece that is Boy's Life but this story is too dumb to waste any more time on. I made it through the eye-roll inducing opera house scene before calling it quits.
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ScoLgo | 22 other reviews | May 8, 2024 |
Definitely entertaining. The writing itself lacks eloquence. Not much to read into, very literal (no pun intended).
 
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arlyspag | 121 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
this book is in desperate need of editing. it is way too long. the first quarter of the book or so does not pertain to the plot of the book. It establishes the element of illness for a character, which could have been done in another way, in much less time.
 
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sawcat | 36 other reviews | Apr 8, 2024 |

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Works
89
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42
Members
17,808
Popularity
#1,237
Rating
3.9
Reviews
551
ISBNs
398
Languages
13
Favorited
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