Fans of Neil Gaiman‘s 1996 TV series Neverwhere (and its subsequent novelization) are falling over themselves with excitement over the news that Gaiman is writing a sequel.
Gaiman told an audience at London’s Southbank Centre this week that his next book after the recently published Norse Mythology will be a return to Neverwhere. According to a story published in the Guardian, Gaiman is already three chapters into the book, which will be called The Seven Sisters (after a historic and legend-filled area in north London). While he’s a faster writer than, say, George R.R. Martin, who is now more than five years into The Winds of Winter, fans will have to put a pin in their excitement for at least a little while.
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
According to the Guardian, Gaiman gave the audience the following insight into the project.
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.”