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Introduction by Clive Barker
Illustrations by Jody Fallon
Afterword by Phil & Sarah Stokes
An exhilarating journey through sprawling worlds inhabited by wonderfully strange creatures, Imajica is an astonishing feat of the imagination, straight out of the nightmares of Clive Barker. Published in 1991, this year marks the 30th anniversary of this epic fantasy of myth, magic and forbidden passion.
Vast in conception, meticulously detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution, Imajica is a tale of ill-fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction. Gentle is a sensualist and master art forger whose life unravels when he encounters Judith Odell, a woman whose power to influence the destinies of men is greater than she knows, and Pie ‘oh’ pah, an alien assassin who comes from a hidden dimension, one of five in a great system known as Imajica. As Gentle, Judith, and Pie ‘oh’ pah travel the Imajica, they uncover a trail of crimes and intimate betrayals, leading them to a revelation so startling that it changes reality forever.
Upon its release, the novel received high praise from critics and readers alike. Washington Book World raved, “Rich in plot twists, byzantine intrigues and hidden secrets, Imajica is a Chinese puzzle box constructed on a universal scale. Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds.”
Many of the ideas for those worlds came to Clive Barker in dreams. The author was so inspired, he worked at an intense pace to complete the novel in fourteen months, writing up to sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. Barker has frequently named the book his personal favorite of all his writings.
ABOUT THE EDITIONS
The signed limited edition of Imajica by Clive Barker is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature 17 full color illustrations by Jody Fallon, an introduction by Clive Barker from the 1995 edition, and a new exclusive afterword by Phil & Sarah Stokes. All editions include a letterpress printed title page and section divider pages with gold foil stamping, as well as 70 pages of bonus content. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by the author and all contributors, and the Artist edition is signed by the artist.
The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a quarter leather binding with Japanese cloth sides. The front cover is adorned with a four-hit foil stamped design and features leather capped fore-edges. The title page, section divider pages and colophon are printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra with gold foil stamping, and the edition is printed offset on premium laid paper. The edition is housed in a cigar-stye enclosure covered in Japanese cloth, and is signed by Clive Barker, Jody Fallon and Phil & Sarah Stokes.
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