Neverwhere with its stylish retro cover by Robert E. McGinnis
For quite some time, Neil Gaiman has had a note on his FAQ
promising, “Sooner or later I’ll write another Neverwhere novel. It’ll probably be called The Seven Sisters
.” It’s been just over twenty years since Neverwhere
came out, but writers, like wizards, are never late. Gaiman announced yesterday that recent events have led him to start the sequel. Neverwhere
itself came out of a desire to tell a story about the homeless–while also inventing a fantastic world in which there really is an Angel Islington and minding the gap can make the difference between life and death.
Now, he says “looking around the work I have been doing for UNHCR for refugees, the kind of shape… London is in now, the kind of ways [it] is different to how it was 20 years ago, meant that I decided that it actually was time to do something.” He is three chapters into the book–or was, at the time of his speech. There is every likelihood a more has been worked out since.
No release date has been announced as yet, nor, of course, are there any cover images, but the book will undoubtedly be worth the wait, and we can hope that it is given one of the marvelous retro Robert E. McGinnis covers for when it sits next to its predecessor on the shelf.
via The Guardian
Neil Gaiman Has Started Neverwhere's Sequel, Seven Sisters
Neil Gaiman announced yesterday that he has begun Seven Sisters, the long-awaited sequel to Neverwhere.