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The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

Something about this year made reading books feel not just crucial, but a little bit transgressive. Maybe it’s the assault on education and freedom of the press, or maybe it’s just that between reading new reports of abusive men and Trump’s latest attempt to chokehold the nation, simply reading for pleasure feels…

Philip Pullman returns to His Dark Materials with the stunning follow-up La Belle Sauvage

A decade before Lyra hides in the Retirement Room to spy on Lord Asriel, her birth coincides with dark forces sweeping through Brytain. Rain falls ceaselessly, a prophecy is made of a child who will destroy destiny, and the sinister Magisterium consolidates political power. Philip Pullman’s The Book Of Dust, a new…

Author Philip Pullman announces new His Dark Materials companion trilogy

It’s been 17 years since the conclusion of author Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (and ten years since the forgettable big-screen adaptation of the first book), but today Pullman has announced that he’s returning to that series’ many universes for a new companion trilogy called The Book Of Dust. According…