SWAN SONG. New York: Published by Pocket Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pocket Books 62413-X. "Patterned noticeably on King's THE STAND in both its structure and scope, the novel provides McCammon with a vast tableau for developing ideas that run throughout his fiction, including the ambiguous relationship of human good and evil and the faith that ennobles humanity. Its post-holocaust setting notwithstanding, the novel is more a drama of human conflict than a tale of horror." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-267. "... well written, consistently entertaining and an impressive, ambitious effort." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-224. Winner of the 1988 Bram Stoker Award for best novel (tied with Stephen King's MISERY). Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-224. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 99. Slight spine roll, just a touch of rubbing at upper spine end, but a fine, unread copy. (#160939).
"First Pocket Books printing June 1987 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.