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Midian Unmade

Midian Unmade

Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed

Edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison; Introduction by Clive Barker

Tor Books


Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.

Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.

Contributors include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse; David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award and writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more—23 stories in all.

With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles.

Bram Stoker Awards - Finalist

Praise for Midian Unmade

"With so much imagination and love for the mythology on display, Midian Unmade is recommended reading for those who love the creatures of the night. It’s also proof that every monster has its day.”—Rue Morgue

"Rich and rewarding. Fans of Clive Barker, or of good dark fiction in general, will want to be sure to add this to their shelves.”—October Country

“I was never bored with a single story...this is a fantastic collection. [The] avid genre fan...will find references to Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and others. This is a must own.”—Horror Underground

“It is completely unfair that Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed is so wonderfully and captivatingly written, only to end like all good books must. The stories contained therein are so intoxicating, so lovingly written, and so all-encompassing that they leave you aching for more ”—Horror Talk

“Wonderful...a must-read. Offer[s] a unique take on the mysterious world of the Nightbreed, and the heartbreak and despair that can be felt by anyone, including monsters.”—Wicked Horror


Reviews from Goodreads

Edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison; Introduction by Clive Barker

JOSEPH NASSISE is the author of the Templar Chronicles and the Jeremiah Hunt novels. He has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Arizona with his family.

DEL HOWISON is the co-founder and owner of Dark Delicacies, an independent horror bookstore, in Burbank, CA. Howison has co-edited several collections, including the Bram Stoker Award-winning Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre.

CLIVE BARKER is a legendary author, filmmaker, and visual artist. His acumen as a horror writer has been praised as some of the most influential to pop culture in recent times. Stephen King hailed Barker as "the future of horror." His Books of Blood series and his novella The Hellbound Heart which inspired the Hellraiser movies have amassed a global cult following and cemented their place in pop culture history. The Scarlet Gospels marks Barker's highly-anticipated return to horror fiction.

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