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Publication Order of Book of the Art Books

The Great and Secret Show (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everville (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Imajica Books

Imajica (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Dominion (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reconciliation (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Abarat Books

Abarat: The First Book of Hours (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Days of Magic, Nights of War (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absolute Midnight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Books of Blood Books

Books of Blood, Vol. 1 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books of Blood Volume 2 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books Of Blood Volume 3 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book Of Blood Volume 4/The Inhuman Condition (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of Blood Volume 5/In the Flesh (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books of Blood Volume 6 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Galilee Books

Galilee (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (2011) Books

Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 2 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 3 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 4 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 5 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clive Barker's Next Testament Books

Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 2 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 3 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clive Barker's Book of the Damned Books

Book of the Damned (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of the Damned II (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of the Damned III (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of the Damned IV (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Damnation Game (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weaveworld (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cabal (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief of Always (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrament (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coldheart Canyon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister B. Gone (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dread (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rawhead Rex (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yattering And Jack (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Hills, the Cities (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Illusion (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Death (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forbidden (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellbound Heart (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haeckel\'s (2005)
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tortured Souls (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infernal Parade (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellraiser: The Toll (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Books of Blood I-III (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tapping the Vein (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Illusions (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incarnations (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forms of Heaven (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Essential Clive Barker (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chiliad (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Gospels (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's the Body Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Age of Desire (With: P. Craig Russell) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poe Turns 200: Halloween Comic Book (With: Roger Corman,Stuart Gordon) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden (With: Stephen Jones) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror (With: Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rare Flesh (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellraiser Chronicles (With: Stephen Jones) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of Heaven and Hell (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Delicacies Books

Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 2 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 3 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Best New Horror (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 17 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 20 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 21 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 22 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 23 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 24 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 25 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 27 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 28 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 29 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #30 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #31 (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fantasy Tales Books

Fantasy Tales 1 (By:Stephen Jones) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 2 (By:Stephen Jones) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 3 (By:Stephen Jones) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 4 (By:Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 5 (By:Stephen Jones) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 6 (By:Stephen Jones) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 7 (By:Stephen Jones) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000 (By:Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 2 (With: ,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By:Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By:Kim Newman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By:Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By:William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By:Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (By:Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,Thomas M. Disch,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By:Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection (By:Joe Hill,Chuck Palahniuk,Charles de Lint,,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,,Elizabeth Bear,Kelly Link,Delia Sherman,Kim Newman,,,China Miéville,Geoff Ryman,,Isabel Allende,,Jeffrey Ford,,,Bruce Sterling,Theodora Goss,Laird Barron,Sarah Monette,,,Ellen Datlow,,,,Adam Nevill,,,,,,Dave Hutchinson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills (With: Harlan Ellison,Robert Silverberg,,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Stephen Jones,,,,,Sarah Pinborough) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By:Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By:Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (By:Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By:Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,John Glasby,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Beauty of Death Books

The Beauty of Death (By:,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Poppy Brite,Edward Lee,,Rena Mason,Tim Waggoner,,,,J.G. Faherty,,,Nick Mamatas,,,,,,Maria Alexander,,,,,,,Alessandro Manzetti) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beauty of Death, Vol. 2 (With: ,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Edward Lee,,Brian Evenson,John Langan,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Alessandro Manzetti) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Terrors Books

Dark Terrors (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Jeff VanderMeer,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,Mark Morris,,,Stephen Jones) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 2 (With: ,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 3 (By:,Brian Hodge,Ray Bradbury,Pat Cadigan,Neil Gaiman,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Ray Garton,Storm Constantine,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 4 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,Neil Gaiman,Stephen Baxter,Ramsey Campbell,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Poppy Brite,,,Stephen Jones) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 5 (By:,Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Eric Brown,,,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Nancy Kilpatrick,Cherry Wilder) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 6 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Tanith Lee,Jeff VanderMeer,Graham Masterton,,Stephen Baxter,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Yvonne Navarro,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Trey R. Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Nancy Kilpatrick,,,,,,,,,,Samantha Lee) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darker Terrors 7 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Ray Bradbury,Lisa Tuttle,Neil Gaiman,,Stephen Baxter,Ramsey Campbell,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Mammoth Book of... Books

The Mammoth Book of Terror (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction, Volume I (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Messing With Your Head (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books Presents The Unexpected (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents That Haunted Feeling (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected Encounters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents A Ghostly Gathering (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clutch of Zombies (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Legends (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Demonic Dreams (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents Monsters in Our Midst (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books presents More Than Human (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! End Game (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Shudder at Your Touch: Twenty Two Tales of Sex and Horror(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of Fear(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Movies(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret City: Strange Tales of London(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millenium(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Detectives(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbound Hearts(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead That Walk(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe's 1st Detective(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies!(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume II - An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrorology(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gutted(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detours(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Clive Barker:

Clive Barker is a distinguished English video game designer, author; visual artist who is became popular for his works with fictions especially for Horror and Fantasy fiction. He has written numerous novels and his writings have adapted into motion picture, and he is also a known maker for Candyman series. He became popular during 1980’s for his works and varieties of short stories.


Clive Barker is the son of a school welfare and painter named “ Joan Ruby ” and personnel-director for an industrial-relations firm. He has taken his education in Dovedale Primary School, formerly at the Quarry Bank High School and he studied Philosophy at the University of Liverpool.


There are several video games created by Clive Barker, includes, Clive Barker’s Undying, Clive Barker’s Demonik unfortunately, this one has been cancelled, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: an action game, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: Interactive Movie.


1990s, he opened and confirmed that he is gay. He fell in love with John Gregson with his first long term, their relationship started 1970, unfortunately, ended up 1986. During these times, his partner have provided him love and financial support, by that, The Damnation Game, Books of Bloodseries has been made by Clive, and he was also in a relationship with David Armstrong for fourteen years, they ended up with separation in the year 2009.


Just last 2003; he has received Valentini Award during the 15th GLAAD Media Awards. According to his statement, Bible influences his life, work and spirituality, remaking “ I am Christian ” at the episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

He once had polyps in his throat and it went to the extent that the doctor have informed him that he is biologically taking in 10 percent of the total air that he’s suppose to be getting. He believed that the improvement of his resultant voice is caused by the two surgeries that he had. He’s been into cigars before, but he stated that he doesn’t have a cancer and he’s no longer going for cigars. Newly, just last 2010; he had another surgery, aiming to remove the new polyps that has been on his throat. They suspected that the polyps has grown from the cigars that he has been considering a habit.

Just last 2012, he visited a dentist that led into a coma for blood poisoning. The coma lasted for 11 days and he has eventually given it out. His fans went into so many strange visions on Twitter and other social networks posting, knowing that he is under recovery.


He had been the author of many horror and fantasy films, he favor some short stories and later on, he is heading towards fantasy [modern day] and the urban fantasy with some horror on it, bringing the abyss ideals of reality, the mind’s nature and how it works, and how powerful words and memories are.

Styling with distinction with the notion of hidden fantastical worlds that exists with our own, the role of coherent construction of sexuality and the detailed universe, is his Barker’s scheme of distinction. Barker also referred “ dark fantasy ”, on his style. The best and known Abarat series is one of his work and creations with the plans of producing two novels more in the series.

His philosophical ideas and approach had been revealed in his H.R Giger’s illustrated work namely “ Necronomicon ”.


He has made true on his dreams of publishing fictional superhero books especially when Marvel launched the Razorline-Imprint just last 1933. Basing on the informative titles, premises and lead characters he made especially for this, the four interdisciplinary titles, Marvel Universe. His horrors and adaption of spinoff includes series and varieties of fictional writings, such as PinHead, Nightbreed, Hellraiser and Marvel. Book of the Damned,Tapping the Vein, Dread, Revelations the Life of Death, Jihad, Rawhead Rex, The Yattering and Jack, Son of Celluloid and Dark Horse Comics. Just last 2005, IDW have released and publicized the three issue adaptation of Barker’s children, fantasy novel: The Theif of Always.

Previously, in 2007, both partners, Clive Barker and Chris Ryall have announced that there is an upcoming collaboration of an original comic book’s series. To be published by IDW, the piece entitled “Torakator”.

Last 2009, IDW had published “Seduth” which is written by Chris Monfette and Clive Barker, it’s been the first time that Barker have created a comic medium book in two decades.

In the year 2011, Boom Studios have started publicizing the original Hellraiser comic series, in a comic book format.


Barker is an artist working prolific visuals on variety of media, illustrating his own written book. The paintings of him had been the very first seen covers of the historical fan club magazine, Dread which has been published by Fantaco last 90s; the covers on the collections of his plays, such as Incarnation last 1955 and Forms of Heaven which was on 1996 together with his second printing on the original publications of UK on his books of Bloodseries. He also sustained the work his adult novel, The Thief of Always for this Abarat series. His works has been exhibited at the Bert Green Fine Arts located in Chicago and Los Angeles. A lot of his paintings and collections could be found in the collection of Clive Barker, Illustrator which has been published in the year 1990 by Arcane and Eclipse Books and his Visions of Heaven and Hell.


Barker have made several plays according to his receptions, he has written the screenplays for the Underworld also known as “ Transmutation ” by the 1985, Displeased by how the material was handed, he actually transferred to directing Hellraise for 1987. It has been depending on his work “ The Hellbound Heart ”. A series of working movie adaptations of the Abarat-Quintet which is under Disney’s management, unfortunately, the project will not go ahead. He has admitted that due to the differences on the creativity, the project will unfortunately not be continued. Last 2005, he created his own company for film production called “ Midnight Picture Show ” along with the horror film with the producer Saralegui, Jorge in the intent of the production of at least two horror films annually. Since the last ones, The Plagues last 2006, The Midnight Meat Train last 2008, Book of Blood last 2009 lastly the Dread in the year 2009.

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One Response to “Clive Barker”

  1. Launa Morrison: 3 months ago

    Your book Weaveworld is my absolute favorite. I judge all I read by it. I wish it could be a movie, but I know, no one could do it justice. Just wanted you to know. Also, since my daughter was 3yrs old, we’ve been watching your horror. Our faves are pinhead and we’d love to know where we can get a puzzle box. Thanx bunches. Without wax, Launa Morrison


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