Pullman attacked them for setting a dangerous precedent.
And they didn't finish the story,' said Pullman of The Golden Compass, the 2007 film of the first part of His Dark Materials The film also ran into trouble with the Catholic League, whose leader, William Donohue, called for Catholics to boycott it, lest young viewers might read the books, which, they claimed, denigrated Christianity and promoted atheism for children.
Dust is a complex entity, an idea of consciousness connected to human evolution and the development of the human body during the course of adolescence, revisiting and rewriting philosophical ideas of the spilt between the material body and the soul.
As Pullman wrote on his blog recently: “I always wanted to return to [Dust] and discover more”.
Philip Pullman has been outspoken in his criticism of Donald Trump, so his forthcoming fantasy trilogy ‘The Book of Dust’, about the struggle between despotism and free speech, will certainly be read allegorically in 2000, but now it’s been confirmed that the first in a new trilogy will be published in October.
Pre-orders have already propelled the first title to the top of the bestseller lists, and speculation is running riot.