New Clive Barker Short Story Collection Is Coming


A new Clive Barker novel is always something to look forward to, but I have always been more fond of his short stories. His Books of Blood were some of his best works in my opinion so I was very pleased to hear that he is now doing some research to put the final polishes on his new short story collection, Black is the Devil's Rainbow.

The tip came from Clive Barkers twitter account and by looking at his official website it provides this bit of information on what the book will include:

These stories were originally intended to accompany the 'Pinhead vs. Harry' novella which grew into the full-size novel now known as 'The Scarlet Gospels'. Originally planned a decade ago as providing a home for all the previously uncollected short stories, together with a whole bunch of new pieces of short fiction, this has recently taken on a more important role in collecting Clive's meditations, poems, and selected shorter pieces. 'The Scarlet Gospels' was a title originally planned for a standalone collection of erotic poetry and prose, then (like other titles before it, including 'Everville' and 'Saint Sinner') had the title recycled and was planned as the title-piece novella within the collection before it outgrew its place here.

Clive suspects a possible Halloween 2010 publication is now in the cards for 'Black Is the Devil's Rainbow'...

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