Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed
Joseph Nassise, Del Howison
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Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.
Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.
Contributors include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse; David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award and writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more―23 stories in all.
With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles.
at one point in the evening and said excitedly, “You could stay here, or I could go with you,” to which Allyaphasia simply laughed and turned the topic to some story of Midian. And after an hour of conversation, the pacing Xxyzx finally broke free from the crowd and pulled her away to a quiet corner, saying, “Quit this, damn you. Quit this now!” “I know what you’re thinking,” she began. “And I you. Playing mother to incur our sympathies, as if the sight of you and the boy were some rite of
Book Awards. He lives near his hometown, Los Angeles. Timothy Baker is a retired firefighter and martial-arts instructor embarking on a new career in writing fiction. Having published a handful of short stories, Timothy is working to get his novel, Hungry Ghosts, into the light of day. An Oklahoma native, Timothy now lives on the stark high plains of southeastern Colorado and lives with his three cats: Gary, Spidey, and Mel. You can find his blog, Bones Along the Road, at
guitar, and is growing a forest around her house. One day she’ll visit Egypt. For now, she’ll dream. You can find her online at www.nerinedorman.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/nerine. Kelly Dunn’s fiction first appeared in e-zines such as Necrotic Tissue and Aberrant Dreams. Her short stories have since been featured in the anthologies The Dead That Walk, Midnight Walk, The Undead That Saved Christmas, Vol. 2, and After Death. Kelly is the editor of the horror fiction anthology Mutation
were doing. Nobody would know. Shawn soon made his way into the central chamber. He was initially disappointed at the spectacle before him. He didn’t know what he would find, but Elliot ruling over a kingdom of buttons in the dark was not it. “Shawn,” Elliot whispered with dread. He turned to where Simon had been sitting, but there was only flickering light playing across the wall. “Holy shit, kid.” Shawn kicked his way across the room, scattering piles of buttons. Somewhere in the darkness,
but the monsters. To them I always look the same. In Midian they called me Bacchus, the god of lust and ritual madness, of ecstasy and wine and all the filthy fine fucking things folks love. Most thought I might actually be him, or at least the inspiration for the story. But I ain’t him and he ain’t me. I ain’t half that old. It’s just a name, good as any other. But now, now that they know me, now that the walls have come down and so many truths have been revealed, they don’t speak that name in