Clive Barker’s iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world – the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites – in this terrifying collection of stories, Hellbound Hearts (Pocket Books; September 29, 2009; $16.00). Featured here is the graphic work “Wordsworth,” from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence – one torturous puzzle at a time … New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family’s mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.

With a special foreword by Clive Barker, introduction by Stephen Jones, and afterword by Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley, Hellbound Hearts contains:

  • “Prisoners of the Inferno” by Peter Atkins
  • “The Cold” by Conrad Williams
  • “The Confessors Tale” by Sarah Pinborough
  • “Hellbound Hollywood” by Mick Garris
  • “Mechanisms” by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola (illustrated by Mike Mignola)
  • “Every Wrong Turn” by Tim Lebbon
  • “The Collector” by Kelley Armstrong
  • “Bulimia” by Richard Christian Matheson
  • “Orfeo the Damned” by Nancy Holder
  • “Our Lord of Quarters” by Simon Clark
  • “Wordsworth” by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • “A Little Piece of Hell” by Steve Niles
  • “The Dark Materials Project” by Sarah Langan
  • “Demons Design” by Nicholas Vince
  • “Only The Blind Survive” by Yvonne Navarro
  • “Mothers Ruin” by Mark Morris
  • “Sister Cilice” by Barbie Wilde
  • “Santos del Infierno” by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
  • “The Promise” by Nancy Kilpatrick
  • “However” by Gary A. Braunbeck and Lucy A. Snyder
  • “Tis Pity Hes Ashore” by Chaz Brenchley

Afterword by Doug Bradley. Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan. Special Bonus Material: Wordsworth Graphic short story Original Script by Neil Gaiman.

The book is due for release on 9/29, but you can pre-order from Hellbound Hearts

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