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Philip Pullman's surprise return to the world of His Dark Materials

Seventeen years after the His Dark Materials book trilogy wrapped, author Philip Pullman is back with a new trilogy that dives into that same universe.
Philip Pullman is the author of the His Dark Materials series. (AFP/Getty Images)
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For most of you, dust is just a household nuisance that makes you sneeze. But for fans of Philip Pullman, dust, along with daemons, are different, important, otherworldly elements in the His Dark Materials trilogy, the British author's bestselling fantasy book series.

Now, 17 years after the trilogy wrapped up, Pullman is back with The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first volume of a new trilogy, one that exists in the same universe and acts as a companion to his previous books, but this time around, Pullman is writing about his concerns over threats to freedom of speech.

Today, guest host Ali Hassan speaks to Pullman about returning to his famous book series.

— Produced by Shannon Higgins

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