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New Clive Barker Novel Due This Halloween

No, we're not talking about "Scarlet Gospels"—yet. Though that monstrous journey into hell is just around the corner as well, and Clive puts the third "Abarat" book not too much farther out than "Scarlet Gospels," the world's busiest man has somehow found time to pull off a short novel, according to his Revelations site.

Not many specifics are given about the new work, but it will be called "Mister B. Gone," it will be published by HarperCollins and it "promises to be a truly horrible, demonic tale." Sounds like a nice appetite-whetter for the epic descent into the world of the Cenobites that "Scarlet Gospels" is likely to be, not to mention the "Hellraiser" film remake that Clive himself has agreed to script.

With big dumb grins we welcome this pleasant surprise from the Clive camp, but we do sincerely hope that "Mister B. Gone" does not end up as the first of a series. Clive's track record for artistic innovation in the fields of literature, film and art? Nonpareil. His track record for finishing up dangling book series? Not so good.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on March 16, 2007 3:22 PM
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-- Posted by: fahrrad at March 8, 2009 5:54 AM

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