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25th Anniversary Edition
by Clive Barker
Illustrated by Richard A. Kirk
That which is imagined need never be lost...
Earthling celebrates 25 years of Clive Barker's Weaveworld with the definitive edition of this dark fantasy masterwork. Weaveworld: 25th Anniversary Edition was published late 2012* in a modest print run consisting of gift, numbered, and lettered editions:
- Gift Edition: clothbound, unsigned
- Numbered Edition: hand numbered 1-350; signed by Clive Barker and illustrator Richard Kirk; leatherbound; fine endsheets; bound-in satin ribbon page marker; traycased; includes bonus appendix material printed in full color: previously unreleased art as well as an early treatment/synopsis and original typed and hand-edited manuscript pages for Weaveworld when it was initially conceived as a children's book
- Lettered Edition: hand lettered A-O (15 copies); signed by Clive Barker and Richard Kirk; book and traycase made entirely by hand using the finest materials, and will be the most exquisite production Earthling has ever done (see Song of Kali lettered for reference); includes bonus appendix material printed in full color: previously unreleased art as well as an early treatment/synopsis and original typed and hand-edited manuscript pages for Weaveworld when it was initially conceived as a children's book
All editions feature new typesetting and design, two-color offset printing on fine paper (likely 80# Finch), 7x10 inch oversized pages, and smyth sewing...and nearly 30 original pieces of art by Richard Kirk, who has illustrated other projects by Clive Barker as well as Earthling releases by China Mieville and Christopher Golden.
Time magazine calls Weaveworld "an irresistible yarn," and Peter Straub says it is "pure dazzle, pure storytelling." This 25th anniversary edition of Weaveworld will undoubtedly be the one to own and experience.
*A note regarding the timing of the numbered and gift editions: the numbered edition is targeted for a Spring 2013 release after traycases are built around the finished books. The lettered edition is targeted for late 2013, following finalization of the design and per the schedule of my book binder who creates all of her books and traycases entirely by hand.
Weaveworld: 25th Anniversary Edition will be released late 2012 in the following editions (see above for design details):
PRAISE FOR WEAVEWORLD
"WEAVEWORLD: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION celebrates the quarter century of the book regarded by many as Barkerís best, and is a sumptuous production with a reflective introduction by the author and a wealth of striking black and white illustrations by artist Richard Kirk. There is a marvellous story here, one that can be approached as pure adventure, but what makes it so much more than that is the sheer variety of invention Barker brings to the table. As Barker states in his introduction, memory is at the heart of this story. And yes, there are memories too for the reader, of what we felt on first reading this book and comparisons to how we feel now, and perhaps also memories of the other adventures shared with Clive Barker over the years, the sights he has shown us, this in turn leading us to speculate as to what wonders he may yet have to share."
—Peter Tennant, INTERZONE