Subterranean Press Production Update: The Providence Rider

Posted by goathunter on February 5, 2012

Subterranean Press has released the following:

We’re deep in production on Robert McCammon’s upcoming historical thriller, The Providence Rider, which means that praise is starting to roll in. We’re only too happy to share the good words with you.From Joe R. Lansdale:
Wow, McCammon is back with a vengeance, and he’s riding high with The Providence Rider. Historical, strange, creepy, and engaging as all of McCammon’s work is. I highly recommend it.

From William Browning Spencer:
I just finished reading The Providence Rider. It may be the best of the series so far. Beginning with Speaks the Nightbird, Robert McCammon’s only credible competition is Robert McCammon. As is the case, I suspect, with most lifetime readers, I’m somewhat jaded, less likely to be bowled over by a book. But reading The Providence Rider created a feeling akin to what I experienced reading Kidnapped or A Princess of Mars when I was a kid.

From Famous Monsters of Filmland:
The Providence Rider is an absolutely brilliant historical thriller that will keep you turning the pages at a feverish pace as Mr. McCammon takes you along on a grand adventure full of action, intrigue, violence, love and friendship [The Providence Rider] contains the best of what I liked about the first three books, while adding substance and depth to Matthew, and introducing us to some new and interesting characters that I will be looking forward to getting to know better in future tales.

From Horror Drive-In:
In The Providence Rider, Corbett is launched quite literally into his most exotic adventure yet. Already targeted by the nefarious Emperor of Crime, Professor Fell, Corbett is taken against his wishes to an island where the Doctor reigns supreme. Though Fell has previously marked Corbett for death, he now needs the young problem solver to help him with some of his own troubles What makes this series work so, other than McCammon’s flawless depiction of the past and the exquisite language he conjures it up with, is the basic decency of Matthew Corbett. The young detective is intelligent, tenacious, honorable, and simply a good human being. Yet no man can face the evils Corbett faces in these books and remain wholly innocent.

On the production end of things, we’re doing quite well. The signature pages are in hand, while Vincent Chong maintained the high marks he set with the art from Mister Slaughter. (You can see full color and black-and-white examples at The Providence Rider page). Rick McCammon is taking his final proofing pass through the book. We are set to publish, right on time, in May.

Posted on Sunday, February 5th, 2012 at 12:11 pm.