Grant Morrison’s debut novel, Luda, will be published by Del Rey
Grant Morrison wrote a lot of comics. TV shows. Screenplays, non-fiction books. Rooms. Short stories. Poems. Songs. And now… a novel, published in September by Del Rey, titled Luda. Magic, drag queens and a Glasgow transformed into Gasglow for Luci LaBang and Luda…
A drag queen introduces her protege to the magical arts in this spooky epic, the debut novel from the legendary comic book author and New York Times best-selling author. Luci LaBang is a star: For decades, this flamboyant drag performer has enchanted the screen and the stage. She is now the star of a hit musical. But as the weather takes its toll, Luci worries her star is starting to dim. When Luci’s co-star encounters a mysterious accident, a new ingenue enters the scene: Luda, whose fantastical beauty and sinister charm immediately seduce Luci. . . and who bears a striking resemblance to Luci herself at a much younger age. Luda begs Luci to share the secrets of her fame and reveal the hidden tricks of her trade. Because Luci LaBang is a master of Glamour, a mysterious discipline that draws on sex, drugs and the occult for its effects of trance and transformation. But as Luci tutors her young protege, their fellow cast and crew members begin to meet with untimely ends. Now Luci wonders if Luda has mastered Glamor too well. . . and exploited it to achieve his dark ambitions. What follows is a heady descent into the demi-monde of Gasglow, a fantasy city of dreams, and into the nightmarish heart of Luda herself: a femme fatale, a freak, a monster, and, perhaps, the star. the brightest of them all.
Luda by Grant Morrison will be released on September 22, 2022.