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Clive Barker is an English artist best known for the ‘Hellraiser’ series. He has written plays, novels, short stories, directed films, and dabbled in visual art. Born in 1952 in Liverpool, England, Barker grew up in a desolate place.

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Order of Book of the Art Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Great and Secret Show 1989 Description / Buy
2 Everville 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Imajica Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Imajica 1991 Description / Buy
2 The Fifth Dominion 1995 Description / Buy
3 The Reconciliation 1995 Description / Buy

Order of Abarat Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Abarat: The First Book of Hours 2002 Description / Buy
2 Days of Magic, Nights of War 2004 Description / Buy
3 Absolute Midnight 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Books of Blood Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Books of Blood, Vol. 1 1984 Description / Buy
2 Books of Blood Volume 2 1984 Description / Buy
3 Books Of Blood Volume 3 1984 Description / Buy
4 Book Of Blood Volume 4 / The Inhuman Condition 1985 Description / Buy
5 Book of Blood Volume 5 / In the Flesh 1985 Description / Buy
6 Books of Blood Volume 6 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Galilee Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Galilee 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (2011) Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 1 (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 2 (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
3 Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Vol. 3 (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
4 Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 4 (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
5 Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 5 (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker's Next Testament Series

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1 Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 1 (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 2 (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
3 Clive Barker's Next Testament Vol. 3 (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker's Book of the Damned Series

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1 Book of the Damned 1991 Description / Buy
2 Book of the Damned II 1992 Description / Buy
3 Book of the Damned III 1992 Description / Buy
4 Book of the Damned IV 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker Standalone Novels

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1 The Damnation Game 1985 Description / Buy
2 Weaveworld 1987 Description / Buy
3 Cabal 1988 Description / Buy
4 The Thief of Always 1992 Description / Buy
5 Sacrament 1996 Description / Buy
6 Coldheart Canyon 2001 Description / Buy
7 Mister B. Gone 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
2 Dread 1984 Description / Buy
3 Rawhead Rex 1984 Description / Buy
4 The Yattering And Jack 1984 Description / Buy
5 In the Hills, the Cities 1984 Description / Buy
6 The Last Illusion 1985 Description / Buy
7 The Life of Death 1985 Description / Buy
8 The Forbidden 1985 Description / Buy
9 The Hellbound Heart 1986 Description / Buy
10 Son of Celluloid (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
11 Haeckel\'s 2005 Description / Buy
12 The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus 2009 Description / Buy
13 Tortured Souls (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
14 Infernal Parade (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
15 Hellraiser: The Toll (Short Story) ( By: Tom Holland) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker Short Story Collections

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1 Books of Blood I-III 1984 Description / Buy
2 Tapping the Vein ( With: P. Craig Russell) 1989 Description / Buy
3 Lord of Illusions 1995 Description / Buy
4 Incarnations 1995 Description / Buy
5 Forms of Heaven 1996 Description / Buy
6 The Essential Clive Barker 1999 Description / Buy
7 Chiliad (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
8 The Scarlet Gospels 2015 Description / Buy
9 Clive Barker's the Body Book 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker Graphic Novels with Roger Corman

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1 Age of Desire ( With: P. Craig Russell) 2008 Description / Buy
2 Edgar Allan Poe Turns 200: Halloween Comic Book ( With: Roger Corman) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Clive Barker Non-Fiction

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1 Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden ( With: Stephen Jones) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror ( With: Stephen Jones) 1997 Description / Buy
3 Rare Flesh (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
4 The Hellraiser Chronicles (Short Story) ( With: Stephen Jones) 2004 Description / Buy
5 Visions of Heaven and Hell 2005 Description / Buy
6 The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Roger Corman Graphic Novels with Roger Corman

# Read Title Published Details
1 Edgar Allan Poe Turns 200: Halloween Comic Book ( With: Roger Corman) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Fantasy Tales

# Read Title Published Details
1 Fantasy Tales 1 (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Jones, David A. Sutton) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Fantasy Tales 2 (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Jones, David Sutton) 1990 Description / Buy
3 Fantasy Tales 3 (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Jones, David Sutton) 1990 Description / Buy
4 Fantasy Tales 4 (Short Story) ( By: Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Stephen Jones, David A. Sutton) 1990 Description / Buy
5 Fantasy Tales 5 ( By: Stephen Jones, David Sutton) 1990 Description / Buy
6 Fantasy Tales 6 ( By: Stephen Jones, David Sutton) 1991 Description / Buy
7 Fantasy Tales 7 ( By: Stephen Jones, David Sutton) 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Mondo Series

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1 Mondo Barbie ( By: John Varley, Lynne Barrett, Julia Alvarez, Philip Levine, A.M. Homes, David Trinidad, Sandra Cisneros, Marge Piercy, Gary Soto, Roberta Allen, Alice McDermott, Hilary Tham, Lyn Lifshin, Rebecca Brown, Denise Duhamel, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Lynne McMahon, Kathryn Harrison, Patricia Storace, Richard Grayson, Leslie Shiel, Laura Costas, Sharon Henry, Cookie Lupton, Lisa B. Herskovits, Belinda Subraman, Ellie Schoenfeld, Sparrow ., Gregg Shapiro, Cathryn Hankla, Wayne E. Kline, Jose Padua, Jeff Weddle) 1993 Description / Buy
2 Mondo Elvis ( By: Howard Waldrop, Cornelius Eady, Mark Childress, Susie Mee, Nick Cave, Mark Winegardner, Rafael Alvarez, Greil Marcus, Pagan Kennedy, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Lynne McMahon, Cathryn Hankla, Samuel Charters, Rachel Salazar, Eleanor Earle Crockett, Diane Wakoski, Judy Vernon, David Wojahn, William McCranor Henderson, Janice Eidus, Elizabeth Ash Vélez, Laura Kalpakian, Eri Makino, Ai, Michael Wilkerson, Brian Gilmore) 1994 Description / Buy
3 Mondo Marilyn ( With: J.G. Ballard, Michael Hemmingson, Doris Grumbach, Beth Meacham, Lynne Tillman, Charles Bukowski, David Trinidad, Tom Whalen, Sharon Olds, Leslie Pietrzyk, Lyn Lifshin, Nanci Griffith, Robert Peters, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Gregg Shapiro, Judy Grahn, Sam Toperoff, Julia P. Dubner, Bill Morris, John Rechy, L.A. Lantz, Phyllis Burke, Hillary Johnson, Rita Valencia, Michael Lally, Eleanor E. Crocket, Taylor Mead, Susan Compo, Rosanne Daryl Thomas) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Mondo James Dean ( By: Lewis Shiner, Jack C. Haldeman II, Bentley Little, Michael Hemmingson, Chuck Taylor, Michael Martone, Louisa Ermelino, Terence Winch, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Sparrow ., Janice Eidus, Ai, Tino Villanueva, Edwin Corley, Robert Ready, Reuben Jackson, Stephanie Hart, D.E. Steward, David Plumb, Ed Graczyk, Hilary Howard, James Finney Boylan, Miranda Schwartz) 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

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1 Dark Delicacies ( By: Jeff Gelb, Del Howison) 2005 Description / Buy
2 Dark Delicacies: Fear ( With: John Connolly, Gary A. Braunbeck, Heather Graham, Chuck Palahniuk, Simon R. Green, Michael Boatman, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, Kevin J. Anderson, Simon Clark, Jeff Gelb, Ardath Mayhar, Del James, John R. Little, Maria Alexander, Del Howison, Eric Red, Steven Weber, Joseph V. Hartlaub, Mich Garris, Victor Salva) 2007 Description / Buy
3 Dark Delicacies: Haunted ( By: Jeff Gelb, Axelle Carolyn, Howison Del) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Nightbreed Series with Marc Andreyko

# Read Title Published Details
1 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
2 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #2 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #3 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
4 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #4 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
5 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #5 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
6 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #6 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
7 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #7 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
8 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #8 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2014 Description / Buy
9 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #9 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2015 Description / Buy
10 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #10 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2015 Description / Buy
11 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #11 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2015 Description / Buy
12 Clive Barker's Nightbreed #12 (Short Story) ( By: Marc Andreyko) 2015 Description / Buy

Clive Barker Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King 1986 Description / Buy
2 Cutting Edge 1986 Description / Buy
3 Gaslight & Ghosts 1988 Description / Buy
4 Horror Factor 7 1988 Description / Buy
5 Splatter-Punks: The Definitive Anthology 1990 Description / Buy
6 I Shudder at Your Touch: Twenty Two Tales of Sex and Horror 1991 Description / Buy
7 The Mammoth Book of Vampires 1992 Description / Buy
8 Visions of Fear 1992 Description / Buy
9 The Giant Book of Zombies 1993 Description / Buy
10 Best New Horror 4 1993 Description / Buy
11 Splatterpunks II 1993 Description / Buy
12 The Mammoth Book of Zombies 1993 Description / Buy
13 The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein 1994 Description / Buy
14 The Mammoth Book of Erotica 1994 Description / Buy
15 The Giant Book of Terror 1994 Description / Buy
16 Sea-Cursed 1994 Description / Buy
17 The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves 1994 Description / Buy
18 Space Movies 1995 Description / Buy
19 Mondo Marilyn 1995 Description / Buy
20 Dark Terrors 2 1996 Description / Buy
21 Giant Book of Fantasy Tales 1996 Description / Buy
22 Secret City 1997 Description / Buy
23 Millenium 1997 Description / Buy
24 Dark Detectives 1999 Description / Buy
25 Dark Delicacies 2005 Description / Buy
26 Best New Horror 17 2006 Description / Buy
27 Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror 2006 Description / Buy
28 The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration 2006 Description / Buy
29 Summer Chills 2007 Description / Buy
30 The Mammoth Book of Monsters 2007 Description / Buy
31 The New Weird 2008 Description / Buy
32 The Living Dead 2008 Description / Buy
33 Hellbound Hearts 2009 Description / Buy
34 The Dead That Walk 2009 Description / Buy
35 Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror 2010 Description / Buy
36 Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters 2011 Description / Buy
37 Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed 2011 Description / Buy
38 The Mammoth Book of Body Horror 2012 Description / Buy
39 Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe's 1st Detective 2013 Description / Buy
40 Zombies!: Tales of the Walking Dead 2013 Description / Buy
41 Mister October, Volume II 2013 Description / Buy
42 Turn Down the Lights 2013 Description / Buy
43 Best New Horror 25 2014 Description / Buy
44 Horrorology 2015 Description / Buy
45 Gutted 2016 Description / Buy
46 Detours 2016 Description / Buy
47 Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders 2017 Description / Buy
48 Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar 2017 Description / Buy
49 The Beauty of Death, Vol. 2 2017 Description / Buy
50 Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id 2018 Description / Buy
51 Beneath the Waves: Tales from the Deep 2018 Description / Buy
52 Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 2020 Description / Buy
53 Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology 2021 Description / Buy
54 Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action 2022 Description / Buy
55 Multiverses: An anthology of alternate realities 2023 Description / Buy
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The war had ended less than a decade earlier, and the city was heavily scarred by the violence. You could find bomb sites everywhere, which frightened the young boy. Surrounded as he was by poverty and racial problems, Barker wanted an escape, and he found it in his imagination.

The family’s primary source of entertainment was a radio. They did not have the luxury of owning a TV. Unfortunately, his mother and father monopolized the radio. And even if they hadn’t, the music of that era did not appeal to Barker.

So he sought refuge in the public library. At thirteen, the author was too young to venture into the adult section. But he spoke to the powers that be and proved to them that he had outgrown the children’s section.

Fortunately, they saw reason and allowed him access to the adult section, which wasn’t that large compared to the public libraries 21st Century kids have at their disposal. But it still placed thousands of books at his fingertips, which was more than enough to keep the young boy occupied.

The pantomime was another vital component of Barker’s upbringing. He remembers walking in at six or seven and being blown away by the colors, the actors in their bizarre costumes, and, most importantly, the stories.

The only other extravaganza that could match the panto for Barker was the puppet theater. The boy would visit St. George’s Hall on Saturday mornings to watch the Punch and Judy show. The show lasted a mere fifteen minutes, but it was enough to whet the boy’s appetite.

Unlike the pantomime, he could do his own puppet show. That one thought was vital to the boy’s development because it made Barker aware of his desire to entertain other people. And he did just that. The author would spend his Saturdays and Sundays in the back alley behind his house, entertaining the other kids in the neighborhood with his puppet show.

As an adult, life was challenging. Barker remembers signing on to the social security system and classifying himself as a poet. Because jobs for poets were non-existent, the government paid him the equivalent of 25 dollars a week to live on.

The Department of Health and Social Security probably thought he was taking advantage of the system because they eventually called him in and asked Barker to explain himself. To his credit, the author presented a solid case for his lifestyle, arguing that he would repay every cent the government had ever given him through taxes once his literary works found an audience.

He even presented some of the plays he had written. Mr. Flint, the man interrogating him, understood Barker’s struggles because he had written a play in previous years. But the BBC rejected it. Flint promised to protect Barker from his superiors until his hard work paid off. Two years later, Barker signed a book deal.

Clive Barker Awards

Barker has received several nominations and won a World Fantasy Award.

Clive Barker Books into Movies

Many renowned horror movies originated from Clive Barker books, comics, and short stories, including Dread (2009), Book of Blood (2009), the various Hellraiser and Candyman films, Quicksilver Highway (1997), Saint Sinner (2002), Books of Blood (2020), Lords of Illusions (1995), Rawhead Rex (1986), The Midnight Meat Train (2008), and Nightbreed.

Best Clive Barker Books

Besides publishing novels, short stories, and comics, the author creates paintings and illustrations, many of which have appeared in galleries. Barker’s best books include:

The Hellbound Heart: Frank opened Lemarchand’s box in search of pleasure. And the cenobites answered. But there’s was a world of eternal torment. Now, Frank sits in an empty room, waiting for his brother’s wife to satisfy his desire for flesh and blood.

The Thief of Always: 10-year-old Harvey was bored. The boy’s life revolved around school and homework, and that was no longer enough. He needed more, which is why Harvey did not hesitate to accept an invitation to the Holiday House, a place where his wildest dreams would come true.

When Does The Next Clive Barker book come out?

Clive Barker doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus and was released on June, 13th 2020. It is the newest book in the Clive Barker Short Stories/Novellas.

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