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Philip Pullman (b. 1946) is a British author and the writer of the His Dark Materials trilogy of children's fantasy novels: The Golden Compass (1996),[1] The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000).

Pullman is an outspoken atheist, saying that his books are "about killing God"[2] and that he is "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief."[3] The movie, "The Golden Compass," is based on his first book from the Dark Materials trilogy.

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  • Tony Watkins, Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman's Trilogy His Dark Materials. InterVarsity Press, 2006.
  • Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware, Shedding Light on His Dark Materials. Tyndale House, 2007.


  1. Titled Northern Lights in the UK.
  2. The shed where God died, by Steve Meacham. Accessed 12-5-07.
  3. Philip Pullman Realizes ‘Killing God’ Not the Ideal Sales Pitch. Accessed 12-5-07.

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