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Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection

Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection

Alan Moore, best known as the authour of the 'Watchmen' and 'V for Vendetta' series of comics, has announced he is coming out of retirement to release a five-volume fantasy series, and a collection of short stories, via publisher Bloomsbury.

Moore's announcement comes two years after he announced he would retire from writing comics. The fantasy quintet is titled Long London, the first volume of which will be released in 2024. Not much is know about the series yet, except that it will begin with fictionalised post-WWII London to 'a version of London just beyond our knowledge' that features 'magic, murder and mayhem.'

The short story collection, titled Illuminations, will be released 2022, and contains 'beguiling and elegantly crafted tales that reveal the full power of imagination and magic,' ranging from the four horsemen of the apoalypse to Boltzmann Brains.

In a statement, Alan Moore said that he was at a point where he was 'bursting' with fiction. He continued, 'I couldn’t be happier with the new home that I’ve found at Bloomsbury: a near-legendary independent publisher with a spectacular list and a fierce commitment to expanding the empire of the word. I have a feeling this will be a very productive partnership.'