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Weaveworld (2012)
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; 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: 15 lettered, offset printed, traycased hardcovers. Books are made by hand with hand-sewn headbands, goatskin from Harmatan and Oakridge Leathers, endpapers were marbled by Chena River Marblers. Blue silk liner to the handmade traycase featuring leather stamp to spine and Persian-tapestry inspired cloth-covered traycase. Signed by Barker and Kirk, with tipped-in front dustjacket artwork and original drawing by Kirk.

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

Out of Print

Numbered edition: $250

Out of Print

Lettered edition: $3000 SOLD OUT

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title page
Title Page
Signature Sheet
Signature Page
interior art
Interior art
early manuscript
Early Manuscript


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"WEAVEWORLD: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION celebrates the quarter century of the book regarded by many as Barker's 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