Neil Gaiman is currently riding high with the upcoming American Gods series on Starz and the adaptation of Good Omens coming to Amazon. Oh, and his new book Norse Mythology just came out and will likely be another bestseller.
Clearly, it’s a good time to be a Gaiman fan, and the fact that he’s writing the long awaited sequel to Neverwhere is icing on the cake. It’s called The Seven Sisters and, at last check, he was already three chapters in.
According to The Guardian, the news was announced by Gaiman himself at a recent event in London. He noted that it would be “the next book”. Gaiman also discussed his inspiration for the novel:
“When Lenny Henry and I came up with the original idea for Neverwhere almost 25 years ago, what attracted us was the idea that we could talk about the homeless, talk about the dispossessed, talk about the people who fall through the cracks, and do it in a way that was exciting and fun and interesting and also relevant and might change people’s heads.
“Neverwhere for me was this glorious vehicle where I could talk about huge serious things and have a ridiculous amount of fun on the way. The giant wheel has turned over the last few years and looking around the work I have been doing for UNHCR for refugees, the kind of shape … London is in now, the kind of ways [it] is different to how it was 20 years ago, meant that I decided that it actually was time to do something.
“Now I had things I was angry about. I cared about things I wanted to put in and I’m now a solid three chapters in to a book called The Seven Sisters.”
So that’s certainly something to get excited about—but you’ll need to be patient:
I'm not releasing it. I'm writing it. (One word at a time.) Two very, very different things. https://t.co/0smcbzV6BR
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 17, 2017
(via The Verge)
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