Monday 3 May 2021

Alan Moore signs deal for five-volume fantasy series and short story collection

Retired comics writer Alan Moore has signed a deal with Bloomsbury for six volumes, including a short story collection and a five-volume fantasy series.

Illuminations, the collection, will come first in autumn 2022 and will be followed in 2024 by the first book in the Long London series, an alternate-reality fantasy saga that begins in 1949 London and moves to "a version of London just beyond our knowledge."

Moore, best-known for his 1986 comic masterpiece Watchmen and other work including From Hell, V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, retired from working on comics and graphic novels in 2019. In 2016 he published the utterly gigantic novel Jerusalem, a dizzyingly complex and stupendously long novel about his home town of Northampton in different time periods and different versions of reality.

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