Press Release: Weaveworld 25

30 April 2012

Weaveworld (2012)

25th Anniversary Edition

by Clive Barker

Illustrated by Richard A. Kirk

SYNOPSIS:
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 will be released 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 inititally 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 inititally 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.

Weaveworld: 25th Anniversary Edition will be released late 2012 in the following editions (see above for design details):

Gift edition, $45
Numbered edition, $250
Lettered edition, $1500
www.earthlingpub.com

home search contact contact