Grant Morrison's First Novel, Luda, To Be Published By Del Rey

Grant Morrison has written a lot of comic books. TV shows. Screenplays, Non-fiction books. Plays. Short stories. Poems. Songs. And now… a novel, being published in September by Del Rey, called Luda. About magic, drag queens and a Glasgow transformed into Gasglow for Luci LaBang and Luda…

Grant Morrison's First Novel, Luda, To Be Published By Del Rey
Grant Morrison's First Novel, Luda, To Be Published By Del Rey

A drag queen initiates her protégée into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times bestselling author. Luci LaBang is a star: For decades this flamboyant drag artist has cast a spell over screen and stage. Now she's the leading lady in a smash hit musical. But as time takes its toll, Luci fears her star is beginning to dim. When Luci's co-star meets with a mysterious accident, a new ingenue shimmers onto the scene: Luda, whose fantastical beauty and sinister charm infatuate Luci immediately . . . and who bears a striking resemblance to Luci herself at a much younger age. Luda begs Luci to share the secrets of her stardom and to reveal the hidden tricks of her trade. For Luci LaBang is a mistress of the Glamour, a mysterious discipline that draws on sex, drugs, and the occult for its trancelike, transformative effects. But as Luci tutors her young protégée, their fellow actors and crew members begin meeting with untimely ends. Now Luci wonders if Luda has mastered the Glamour all too well . . . and exploited it to achieve her dark ambitions. What follows is an intoxicating descent into the demimonde of Gasglow, a fantastical city of dreams, and into the nightmarish heart of Luda herself: a femme fatale, a phenomenon, a monster, and, perhaps, the brightest star of them all.

Luda by Grant Morrison will be published on the 22nd of September, 2022.

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