Hellbound Hearts: Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan

Cover for Hellbound Hearts - ed. Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan

We can now announce an exciting new anthology from Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster) two years in the making. Hellbound Hearts (edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan) gathers together 21 original stories inspired by Clive Barker’s mythology created the novella The Hellbound Heart (which the film Hellraiser is based upon). The book features a brand new foreword by Clive himself, an introduction by the award-winning Stephen Jones and afterword by Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley. The contents are as below, but more information is on the release attached, plus the cover – an original painting by Clive: a Cenobite named especially for the anthology called ‘Vestimenti’.

For a full list of contents:


  • Foreword: Clive Barker
  • Introduction: Raising Hell, Again by Stephen Jones
  • Prisoners of the Inferno by Peter Atkins
  • The Cold by Conrad Williams
  • The Confessor’s 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
  • Demon’s Design by Nicholas Vince
  • Only The Blind Survive by Yvonne Navarro
  • Mother’s 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 He’s Ashore by Chaz Brenchley
  • Afterword by Doug Bradley
  • Special Bonus Material: Wordsworth Graphic short story Original Script by Neil Gaiman

The book is due for release on 29/9, and full pre-ordering details are on the Simon and Schuster site here as well as at places like Amazon and all good bookstores.

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