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A lot going on over at Command-Post today, so things are quite here.

But I did read some good news, via Kevin Murphy, that will only be relevant to a few people I'm sure.

Lyra is coming back.

...Lyra's Oxford...will re-introduce readers to his heroine, Lyra, and celebrate the intricate and detailed fictional landscape that Pullman has created for her.

'At the heart of it is a new short story called 'Lyra and the Birds', explained Pullman this weekend. 'It's set a couple of years after the end of The Amber Spyglass, and refers both back and forward - so it's a sort of bridge between the trilogy and a longer book coming later, to be called The Book of Dust.'

If you knew what I meant by Lyra without having to click on the link, then you know why I'm excited.


Excellent news. I howled like a gigantic wussy at the end of The Amber Spyglass. Absolutely one (or three, rather) of my favourite books of all time.

Now, this is excellent news! I read his Sally Lockhart trilogy a month or so ago, which was all right but not wonderful. I haven't come across anything as magical and erudite as His Dark Materials.

I got through The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife somehow without tearing the book to shreds...I have never been more disgusted with an author or a series. Ack.

Great news! The Pullman trilogy is one of the best I have ever read.

Great news -- but I also hope he doesn't wreck the trilogy. Please, oh author, tread carefully!