Ooh. A book that's on my TBR pile even as it's being written: Philip Pullman's next installment of the Dark Materials series.
Called The Book of Dust, Pullman was reported as saying the book is his response to accusations that the previous three books portrayed organised religion as exclusively repressive. The book is also suppose to give better insight into his own atheistic belief. But what is it about, really? All I managed to dig out is this, according to The Times:
There has been much speculation about the contents of The Book of Dust. It was rumoured originally to be a reference book to guide readers around Lyra’s worlds, but it is now expected to be a novel. Pullman confirmed in 2003 that it would develop a storyline from Lyra and the Birds, set a few years after the end of The Amber Sypyglass and included in Lyra’s Oxford, a small companion volume to the original books.
Which still tells me nuts about the story.
Read about it here.