Clive Barker Books In Order

Book of the Art Books In Publication Order

  1. The Great and Secret Show (1989)
  2. Everville (1994)

Imajica Books In Publication Order

  1. Imajica (1991)
  2. The Fifth Dominion (1995)
  3. The Reconciliation (1995)

Abarat Books In Publication Order

  1. Abarat: The First Book of Hours (2002)
  2. Days of Magic, Nights of War (2004)
  3. Absolute Midnight (2011)

Books of Blood Books In Publication Order

  1. Books of Blood Volume 1 (1981)
  2. Books of Blood Volume 2 (1984)
  3. Books Of Blood Volume 3 (1984)
  4. Book Of Blood Volume 4/The Inhuman Condition (1985)
  5. Book of Blood Volume 5/In the Flesh (1985)
  6. Books of Blood Volume 6 (1985)

Galilee Books In Publication Order

  1. Galilee (1998)

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (2011) Books In Publication Order

  1. Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 1 (2011)
  2. Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 2 (2012)
  3. Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 3 (2012)
  4. Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 4 (2012)
  5. Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 5 (2013)

Clive Barker’s Next Testament Books In Publication Order

  1. Clive Barker’s Next Testament Vol. 1 (2013)
  2. Clive Barker’s Next Testament Vol. 2 (2015)
  3. Clive Barker’s Next Testament Vol. 3 (2015)

Clive Barker’s Book of the Damned Books In Publication Order

  1. Book of the Damned (1991)
  2. Book of the Damned II (1992)
  3. Book of the Damned III (1992)
  4. Book of the Damned IV (1993)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Damnation Game (1985)
  2. Weaveworld (1987)
  3. Cabal (1988)
  4. The Thief of Always (1992)
  5. Sacrament (1996)
  6. Coldheart Canyon (2001)
  7. Mister B. Gone (2007)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Dread (1984)
  2. Rawhead Rex (1984)
  3. The Yattering And Jack (1984)
  4. The Last Illusion (1985)
  5. The Life of Death (1985)
  6. The Hellbound Heart (1986)
  7. The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus (2009)
  8. Tortured Souls (2014)
  9. Infernal Parade (2017)
  10. Hellraiser: The Toll (2018)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Tapping the Vein (1989)
  2. Lord of Illusions (1995)
  3. Incarnations (1995)
  4. Forms of Heaven (1996)
  5. The Essential Clive Barker (1999)
  6. Chiliad (2014)
  7. The Scarlet Gospels (2015)
  8. Clive Barker’s the Body Book (2018)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Age of Desire (With: P. Craig Russell) (2008)
  2. Edgar Allan Poe Turns 200: Halloween Comic Book (With: Roger Corman,Stuart Gordon) (2018)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror (With: Stephen Jones) (1997)
  2. Rare Flesh (2003)
  3. The Hellraiser Chronicles (2004)
  4. Visions of Heaven and Hell (2005)
  5. The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies (2008)

Dark Delicacies Books In Publication Order

  1. Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers (2005)
  2. Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)
  3. Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)

Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Best New Horror 2 (1991)
  2. Best New Horror 3 (1992)
  3. Best New Horror 4 (1993)
  4. Best New Horror 5 (1994)
  5. Best New Horror 6 (1995)
  6. Best New Horror #26 (2015)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. I Shudder at Your Touch: Twenty Two Tales of Sex and Horror (1991)
  2. Visions of Fear (1992)
  3. Best New Horror 4 (1993)
  4. Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993)
  5. Space Movies (1995)
  6. Millenium (1997)
  7. Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)
  8. Hellbound Hearts (2009)
  9. Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011)
  10. Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed (2011)
  11. Mister October, Volume II – An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013)
  12. Turn Down the Lights (2013)
  13. Detours (2016)
  14. Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (2021)

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Clive Barker Books Overview

The Great and Secret Show

Clive Barker’s bestseller Weaveworld astonished worldwide readers with his visionary range, firmly establishing him as the reigning master of fabulist literature. Now, with The Great and Secret Show he rises to awesome new heights. Fantasy horror story love fablein this one unforgettable epic Clive Barker wields the full power and sweep of his extraordinary talents. ‘Succinctly put,’ says Barker, ‘it’s about Hollywood, sex, and Armageddon.’ Memory prophecy and fantasythe past, the future, and the dreaming moment betweenare all one country living one immortal day To know that is Wisdom. To use it is the Art. Armageddon begins with a murder in the Dead Letter Office in Omaha, Nebraska. A lake that has never existed falls from the clouds over Palomo Grove, California. Young passion blossoms, as the world withers with war. The Great and Secret Show has begun on the stage of the world. And soon, the final curtain must fall. In this, the First Book of the Art, Clive Barker has created a masterpiece of the imagination that explores the uncharted territory within our secret lives and most private hearts. Sprawling, ambitious, triumphantly magical and satisfying, The Great and Secret Show is what the rest of life is all about.

Everville

Five years ago, in his bestseller The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker mesmerized millions of readers worldwide with an extraordinary vision of human passions and possibilities. Welcome to a new volume in that epic adventure. Welcome to Everville. With Clive Barker’s trademark mingling of wild fantasy, eroticism, and visionary horror, Everville promises to take its readers on a journey that will awe, arouse, and terrify in equal measure, opening the doors of a new reality for readers of fantasy and horror alike. On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open: a door that lets onto the shores of the dream sea Quiddity And there’s not a soul below who’ll not be changed by that fact…
Phoebe Cobb, once a doctor’s receptionist, is about to forget her old life and go looking for her lost lover, Joe Flicker, in the world on the other side of that door, a strange, sensual wonderland the likes of which only Barker could make real. Tesla Bombeck, who knows what horrors lurk on the far side of Quiddity, must solve the mysteries of the city’s past if she is to keep those horrors from crossing the threshold. Harry D’Amour, who has tracked the ultimate evil across America, will find it conjuring atrocities in the sunlit streets of Everville. These are but a few of the hugely entertaining characters whose destinies Barker has charted in this book. Enthralling, chilling, and charged with an unbridled eroticism, Everville is above all a novel about the deepest yearnings of the human heart. For love. For hope. For understanding. And of course Ws about the forces that threaten those dreams. The monsters that are never more terrible than when they wear human faces…
Step onto Everville‘s streets and enter a world like no other in fiction, created by a man whom the Washington Post called ‘a mapmaker of the mind, charting the furthest reaches of the imagination.’

Imajica

The magical tale of ill fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape. There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. It’s an epic in everyway; vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. A book of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A book of ancient, mythological landscapes and even more ancient magic.

The Fifth Dominion

The magical tale of ill fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape. There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. It’s an epic in everyway; vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. A book of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A book of ancient, mythological landscapes and even more ancient magic.

The Reconciliation

The magical tale of ill fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape. There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. It’s an epic in everyway; vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. A book of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A book of ancient, mythological landscapes and even more ancient magic.

Abarat: The First Book of Hours

A dazzling fantasy adventure for all ages, the first of a quartet. Abarat: an archipelago of amazement and wonder. A land made up of twenty five islands, each one representing one hour of the day, each one a unique place of adventure and danger and one mysterious place out of time, all ruled over by the evil Christopher Carrion, Lord of Midnight, and his monstrous grandmother, Mater Motley. Candy Quackenbush, a 16 year old from Chickentown, Minnesota, crosses by accident from our world into Abarat, and discovers she has been there many, many times before. She has friends there and she has enemies. As Candy makes her journey between all the islands of the archipelago, she will discover a plot by Christopher Carrion to block out the Sun, Moon and stars to achieve a condition of Permanent Midnight. In order to prevent this disaster, Candy must find the courage to confront the Lord of Midnight; and in doing so come to know who she really is: a revelation which will transform her own understanding of her place in the epic events. The first book of Abarat is a spellbinding adventure for all ages, combining the heartstopping tension of a thriller with the powerful charm of the most enduring fable. And beneath all, it possesses the quicksilver imagination of one of the finest writers at work today. The four books of Abarat have been rightly called Clive Barker’s Narnia, his Wonderland. A sumptuous treat that will capture the imaginations of adults and children alike.

Days of Magic, Nights of War

A dazzling fantasy adventure for all ages, the first of a quartet. Abarat: an archipelago of amazement and wonder. A land made up of twenty five islands, each one representing one hour of the day, each one a unique place of adventure and danger and one mysterious place out of time, all ruled over by the evil Christopher Carrion, Lord of Midnight, and his monstrous grandmother, Mater Motley. Candy Quackenbush, a 16 year old from Chickentown, Minnesota, crosses by accident from our world into Abarat, and discovers she has been there many, many times before. She has friends there and she has enemies. As Candy makes her journey between all the islands of the archipelago, she will discover a plot by Christopher Carrion to block out the Sun, Moon and stars to achieve a condition of Permanent Midnight. In order to prevent this disaster, Candy must find the courage to confront the Lord of Midnight; and in doing so come to know who she really is: a revelation which will transform her own understanding of her place in the epic events. The first book of Abarat is a spellbinding adventure for all ages, combining the heartstopping tension of a thriller with the powerful charm of the most enduring fable. And beneath all, it possesses the quicksilver imagination of one of the finest writers at work today. The four books of Abarat have been rightly called Clive Barker’s Narnia, his Wonderland. A sumptuous treat that will capture the imaginations of adults and children alike.

Books of Blood Volume 1

Here are the stories written on the Book of Blood. They are a map of that dark highway that leads out of life towards unknown destinations. Few will have to take it. Most will go peacefully along lamplit streets, ushered out of living with prayers and caresses. But for a few, the horrors will come, skipping, to fetch them off to the highway of the damned…
Gathered together for the first time in one volume, here are fifteen mind-shattering stories from the awesome imagination of World Fantasy Award winning author Clive Barker. They will take you to the brink – and beyond…

Books of Blood Volume 2

Five stories of horror and intrigue include, ‘Dread,’ ‘Hell’s Event,’ ‘Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament,’ ‘The Skins of the Fathers,’ and ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue.’

Books Of Blood Volume 3

Five stories of otherworldly murder and terror include, ”Son of Celluloid,” ”Rawhead Rex,” ”Confessions of a Pornographer’s Shroud,” ”Scape Goats,” and ”Human Remains.”

Book Of Blood Volume 4/The Inhuman Condition

A master storyteller and unrivaled visionary, Clive Barker has mixed the real and unreal with the horrible and wonderful in more than twenty years of fantastic fiction. The Inhuman Condition is a masterwork of surrealistic terror, recounting tragedy with pragmatism, inspiring panic more than dread and evoking equal parts revulsion and delight.

Book of Blood Volume 5/In the Flesh

Terrifying and forbidding, subversive and insightful, Clive Barker’s groundbreaking stories revolutionized the worlds of horrific and fantastical fiction and established Barker’s dominance over the otherworldly and the all too real. Here, as two businessmen encounter beautiful and seductive women and an earnest young woman researches a city slum, Barker maps the boundless vistas of the unfettered imagination only to uncover a profound sense of terror and overwhelming dread.

Galilee

As rich as the Rockefellers, as powerful and glamorous as the Kennedys, the Geary dynasty has held subtle sway over American life since the end of the Civil War. But they are a family with secrets. Dark, terrible secrets about the roots of their influence, which the Gearys have successfully concealed over the generations. Little do the Gearys understand that their world is about to shatter when an innocent young woman enters their glittering fold. Rachel Pallenberg never dreamed she’d ever meet much less marry the most eligible bachelor in America, Mitchell Geary. Swept off her feet by this all American prince, Rachel falls madly in love, lost in a romantic dream that ends with their wedding day. Though she knows she is marrying into an extraordinary family, Rachel is not prepared for the nightmare she faces when she begins to uncover the secret life of the Geary clan. For the Gearys are a family at war. And their adversaries are the members of another dynasty the Barbarossa family, whose origins lie not in history but in myth, a family whose influence is felt not in Washington or on Wall Street but in the intense, sensual exchanges of flesh and soul. When the prodigal prince of the Barbarossa clan, Galilee, who sails the world, seldom setting foot on land, meets Rachel, they fall in love an all encompassing passion that unleashed the long simmering enmity between the families. Old insanities arise, old adulteries are uncovered, and what seemed to be a great American success story begins to erode, exposing its unholy roots…
Galilee‘ is an epic from a master storyteller at the peak of his creative career, mingling powerful realism with the eroticism, magic, andgrand metaphysical visions for which Barker is known worldwide. He stunningly encompasses the themes of his greatest works in this masterpiece: a tale of intertwined bloodlines that reflect our own divided selves. The battle between the Gearys and the Barbarossas is a battle between the human and the divine, between the natural and the supernatural. And as such, it reflects the struggle played out in every one of us, as we struggle to comprehend the mystical possibilities in our secret souls.

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 3

Clive Barker’s shocking return to Hellraiser continues! Pinhead, Hell s priestly servant, has grown bored with his position in Hell. He needs to find a replacement before he can leave Hell, and chooses the only human to defeat him and his Cenobite followers Kirsty Cotton. Kirsty accepts Pinhead s offer, and descends into Hell to reunite with the loved ones Pinhead killed and to rid humanity of Pinhead s evil once and for all. Now, with their arrangement set, Pinhead and Kirsty Cotton begin a new battle but is it too late for either to find salvation?

The Damnation Game

In a nightworld where decomposing corpse assassins stalk their prey, Marty Strauss, the bodyguard to a famous industrialist, discovers that someone is coming to collect the soul of his employer as payment for an ancient debt. Reissue.

Weaveworld

The highly acclaimed thriller by the world’s most outstanding dark fantasist, part of the Voyager Classics series Weaveworld is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the dark forces and beginning a desperate battle to preserve the last vestiges of magic which Humankind still has access to. Weaveworld is a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and of hope. It is a triumph of imagination and storytelling, an adventure, a nightmare, a promise!

Cabal

In the terrifying title story, a tortured soul called Boone seeks refuge in a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, where he finds the shape shifters known as the Nightbreed. Only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction. And only the undying passion of a woman can save Boone from his own corrupting hell…
In ‘The Last Illusion,’ the basis for the United Artists motion picture Lord of Illusions, master illusionist Philip Swann meets a bloody, untimely death and his lovely widow calls on private eye Harry D’Amour to save Swann’s immortal soul…

The Thief of Always

Mr. Hood’s Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied…
There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood’s wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it’s darker face when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood’s philanthropy. The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitious for his new guest, for Harvey’s soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years…

Sacrament

Living and dying, we feed the fire. Will Rabjohns, perhaps the most famous wildlife photographer in the world, has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But after a terrible accident, Will is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and relives his life with a mysterious couple who have influenced his life as an artist and a man. When Will awakens, he sets out on a journey of self discovery one where he will penetrate the ultimate mystery and finally unlock the secret of his destiny. Soaring, provocative and passionate, Sacrament is a masterwork from the pen of one of today’s moist acclaimed authors.

Coldheart Canyon

Hollywood has made a star of Todd Pickett. But time is catching up with him. He doesn’t have the perfect looks he had last year. After plastic surgery goes awry, Todd needs somewhere to hide away for a few months while his scars heal. As Todd settles into a mansion in Coldheart Canyon a corner of the city so secret it doesn’t even appear on any map Tammy Lauper, the president of his fan club, comes to the City of Angels determined to solve the mystery of Todd’s disappearance. Her journey will not be an easy one. The closer she gets to Todd the more of Coldheart Canyon‘s secrets she uncovers: the ghosts of the A list stars who came to the Canyon for wild parties; Katya Lupi, the cold hearted, nowforgotten star for whom the Canyon was named, who is alive and exquisite after a hundred years; and, finally, the door in the bowels of Katya’s dream palace that reputedly open up to another world, the Devil’s Country. No one who has ever ventured to this dark, barbaric corner of hell has returned without their souls shadowed by what they’d seen and done. Mingling an insider’s view of modern Hollywood with a wild streak of visionary fantasy, Coldheart Canyon is a book without parallel: an irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons, told with all the style and raw narrative power that have made Clive Barker’s books and films a phenomenon worldwide.

Mister B. Gone

The astonishing new novel from bestselling author Clive Barker

Mister B. Gone marks the long awaited return of Clive Barker, the great master of the macabre, to the classic horror story. This bone chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to the reader, claims to be a never before published demonic memoir penned in the year 1438. The sole copy was, so the story goes, created by the inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg himself. But this historic piece of writing immediately vanished without a trace.

Until now…

A demon known as Jakabok has embedded his very self inside each word of this meticulously printed tale of autobiographical terror. The reader is taunted and teased by his pleas for release from the confines of the very ink and paper that provide the vehicle for his life story. Little do they know, the depths of horror they hold in their hands. Reader beware, indeed, as Jakabok aka Mister B. escorts you on an unforgettable journey into the ultimate origins of good and evil.

The Yattering And Jack

The Yattering And Jack Hardcover

The Hellbound Heart

Clive Barker is widely acknowledged as the master of nerve shattering horror. The Hellbound Heart is one of his best, one of the most dead frightening stories you are likely to ever read, a story of the human heart and all the great terrors and ecstasies within. It was also the book behind the cult horror film, Hellraiser. In a quiet house on a quiet street Frank and Julia are having an affair. Not your ordinary affair. For Frank it began with his own insatiable sexual appetite, a mysterious lacquered box and then an unhinged voyage through a netherworld of imaginable pleasures and unimaginable horror! Now Frank or what is left of Frank waits in an empty room. All he wants is to live as he was before. All julia can do is bring him her unfulfilled passions!and a little flesh and blood!

The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

SIGNED 1st printing HC. SIGNED by CLIVE BARKER. MANY gorgeous illustrations by Richard A. Kirk. Full color wraparound dust jacket. A MUST HAVE for the Barker enthusiast! Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster, ruler, guide and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world. Traveling with a Crocodile named Malachi, a trapeze girl named Ophelia, a strong mane they call Hero, which is short for Hieronymus a clown named Domingo de Ybarrondo, who paints in a wagon pulled by a giant Ibis bird, the troupe wanders from adventure to adventure with mythic aplomb. From the first story, in which Indigo Murphy, the best bird handler in the world leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici, to the fabled court of Kubla Khan, the magic never stops. You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes, and an orang outang named Bathsheba, and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork quilt from the mythologies and dreams of the world. Though written forty years ago, these pages are littered with the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barkers fiction. Worlds not quit our own, and yet so real they ring with truth and leave you wishing you could step from your mundane life into that other place into those caves of ice if only long enough to catch Maximillians show.

Tapping the Vein

This Eisner nominated anthology mini series brings the best of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short stories to the comics medium. Barker’s work is brought to a stunning visual realization by comics’ greatest artistic talent: John Bolton, P. Craig Russell, Klaus Janson, Tim Conrad, Bo Hampton, Stan Woch, Hector Gomez, and more. Collected here are such horror classics as ‘Skins of the Fathers’, ‘Human Remains’, ‘In the Hills, In the Cities’, ‘Down Satan’, ‘How Spoilers Bleed’, ‘The Madonna’, ‘Pig Blood Blues’, and ‘The Midnight Meat Train’…
just to name a few.

The Essential Clive Barker

‘I wonder if the reverse is not also in some way true. That the artist is constantly working on anelaborate and fantasticated self portrait, but at the end has drawn, unbeknownst, a picture of the world.’ Clive Barker, ‘Private Legends: An Introduction’

Clive Barker, award winning and New York Times bestselling author, playwright, artist, producer, director, screenwriter, and one of the world’s master storytellers, writing in the haunting and moving traditions of Poe and Dickens, invites us to join him on a dazzling, wondrous journey through the worlds of his imagination and to experience visions, dreams, love, terror, heaven and hell, and revenge.

As we read, we discover and explore the dream sea Quiddity and the islands of Ephemeris; the five Dominions of the Imajica, of which the Earth is but an imperfect facet; the rapturous world woven into an ancient, threadbare carpet in a derelict house in Liverpool; Hood’s Holiday House where each day contains four seasons and children’s wishes may come true; the Sky Room of Galilee, where the creation of the universe may be witnessed; and the clubs and bars of San Francisco and New York, in which all manner of sexual adventures lie in wait.

In these stories, the real and the miraculous are within a breath of one another, life gives way to death, and death to life; doorways open into other states of existence, and each doorway leads us back to our own dreams and fears.

The Essential Clive Barker is an irresistible narrative compendium that superbly represents the impressive quality and range of Barker’s fiction, spanning more than twenty years of writing. It contains more than seventy excerpts from novels and plays and four full length short stories, all personally selected by Barker, and offers a privileged insight into a remarkable writer and his art.

Age of Desire (With: P. Craig Russell)

First time in print! Clive Barker’s dark vision follows the last days of a genetically altered and homicidally ecstatic sexual compulsive.

Rare Flesh

In the dark recesses of the human imagination lies an erotic potential that is rarely explored. Rare Flesh dares to venture into this taboo territory, pairing Armstrong’s stunning male nudes with provocative poetry and prose by Clive Barker. Fans of Barker’s best selling novels and films from Weaveworld to Hellraiser are already familiar with his unique brand of eroticism, and they will be eager to see it brought to life visually for the first time here. Distinguished from other male nude photography books, Rare Flesh presents a series of photo essays that each explores a different fantasy scenario that could have sprung from a Barker novel. Dozens of models of varying body types and backgrounds were chosen, and each was encouraged to act out his own personal dreamscape, working with the photographer. The images, fashioned with the latest digital technology, often play with the viewer’s perceptions, as many of the models are covered entirely in black body paint or shot against solid color backgrounds. The results transform the body and tease the viewer, showing us the male form as we’ve never seen it before. This dynamic work is an intensely collaborative effort between Armstrong and Barker, who are life partners, as the text delves into themes of love, betrayal, loneliness, and redemption.

Visions of Heaven and Hell

What would you see if you could peek inside the mind of Clive Barker, creator of such classics as Weaveworld, Hellraiser, and Candyman? Would you dare look? Crack open Visions of Heaven and Hell, and you have unlocked a Pandora’s box of images that are certain to stay inside your head. For more than twenty five years, Barker has awed fans and critics alike with his groundbreaking works of fiction, but what few know is that the heart of his fantastic worlds lies in pictures. Now, for the first time, this book brings out from the dark depths more than 300 of Barker’s most stunning drawings and oil paintings. Illuminated with new writings by Barker, this artwork renders with expressionist fervor some of our most primal passions good, evil, and all that’s between. From the graphically terrifying to the ecstatically sensual, Visions of Heaven and Hell takes the reader on a journey through unexplored and forbidden realms. Designed in a luxurious package that recalls a devotional medieval manuscript or the works of Blake and Cocteau, this volume itself has the feel of a talisman from one of Barker’s stories. Providing the true key to the mysteries of his imagination, it is a must have collectible for the legion of Barker’s fiction fans. But it also reaches out to an even greater audience of those who follow his films. ‘Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds.’ Washington Post Book World

The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies

From the man who has brought you twenty books of dark fiction and fantasy, unforgettable horror movies such HELLRAISER and CANDYMAN, and countless paintings and illustrations, this is the first ever collection of Clive Barker’s nonfiction. Representing nearly 30 years of writing, The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies covers the inspirations for his works, insights into the creative process, and musings on art and the horror genre. Not currently scheduled to be published anywhere else, don t miss this landmark collection from a modern master of horror and dark fantasy.

Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers

In a truly distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Richard Laymon, Brian Lumley, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Streiber, F. Paul Wilson, and Chelsea Quinn Yarboro serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the first time ever, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.

Dark Delicacies II: Fear

In a second distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Barbara Hambly, John Farris, James Sallis, Steve Niles, Tananarive Due, L. A. Banks, and Gary Brandner serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the second time, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre’s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.

Dark Delicacies III: Haunted

A stellar cast of horror writers comprise this third entry in the Dark Delicacies anthology series. These twenty one short works will examine and lay bare all the ways in which we are haunted both literally and figuratively. With a new novella from David Morrell and a short story Chuck Palahniuk is writing as a teaching class on his blog, interest in this anthology will prove that the third time is no trick and all treat! Includes contributions from: Kevin J. Anderson Clive Barker Michael Boatman Heather Graham Richard Christian Matheson David Morrell Chuck Palahniuk Victor Salva And many more!

Best New Horror 4

A collection of short horror stories features the work of Peter Atkins, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Peter Straub, Karl Edward Wagner, and others.

Best New Horror #26

The first annual collection of the world’s best horror stories and short novels showcases fiction from every part of the field from terror to supernatural chills and features the talents of Ian Watson, Stephen Gallagher, Ramsey Campbell, and others.

Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge

Kirkus Reviews called Splatterpunks ‘an authoritative and intelligent collection for horror fans willing to go all the way.’ Now, this second volume of taboo shattering horror stories and essays goes beyond the limits of convention into the darkest corners of the human soul.

Hellbound Hearts

Clive Barker’s iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites in this collection of stories inspired by The Hellbound Heart. Featured here is the graphic work ‘Wordsworth,’ from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence one torturous puzzle at a time…
. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family’s mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.

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