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Neil Gaiman - Author

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.

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Featured books by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2017

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page - irascible, visceral, playful, passionate - and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

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Neverwhere

Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Discover NEVERWHERE, Neil Gaiman's extraordinary modern classic, illustrated for the first time with breathtaking pictures by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of. When Richard Mayhew helps a mysterious girl he finds bleeding on the pavement, his boring life changes in an instant. Her name is Door, she's on the run from two assassins in black suits and she comes from London Below. His act of kindness leads him to a place filled with monsters and angels, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a Tube train. It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2015

A special Christmas edition of the Sunday Times bestseller. WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR Dive into a magical novel of memory and the adventure of childhood, from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2013

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

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American Gods

American Gods

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2011

Headline celebrates the 10-year publication anniversary of this extraordinary novel from a storytelling genius. After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break...

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Other books by Neil Gaiman

Sandman Vol. 0: Overture 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman Vol. 0: Overture 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Marvel 1602

Marvel 1602

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Sandman: Dream Hunters 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman: Dream Hunters 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Sandman: Dream Hunters 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman: Dream Hunters 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Yoshitaka Amano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Sandman Volume 11: Endless Nights 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman Volume 11: Endless Nights 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Frank Quietly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Joined by a dream team of artists from around the world, Neil Gaiman the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Coraline returns to the beloved characters he made famous in The Sandman Vol. 11: Endless Nights. The Sandman Vol. 11: Endless Nights reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respective realms. In addition to the seven tales of the Endless, The Sandman: Endless Nights includes a biography section in the spirit of the Sandman collections (designed by Dave McKean) and a summary of each volume in the Sandman Library. This highly imaginative book, the first graphic novel to be listed on the New York Times best-seller list, boasts diverse styles of breathtaking art as these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder. Written by series creator Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights is illustrated by some of the industry s best talents, including Frank Quietly (All-Star Superman), P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters), Glenn Fabry (Preacher), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra) and more!

Snow, Glass, Apples

Snow, Glass, Apples

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning and Sunday Times-bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge). 'Like Ray Bradbury before him, [Neil Gaiman] writes lovely little horror stories, fairy tales and fantasies which are as familiar as they are fabulous, stories that are never quite what the reader expects...' A.V. Club

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods . . . so beware.

Sandman Volume 10: The Wake 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman Volume 10: The Wake 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

It s a wake in which friends and loved ones, relatives and rivals, fleeting lovers and immortal enemies gather to pay their respects and to mourn their loss. The tenth instalment of Neil Gaiman s seminal, New York Times best-selling series, The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition, featuring a new cover from artist Dave McKean! Collects The Sandman #70-75.

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Author: Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition

Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Good Omens

Good Omens

Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2019

____________________ NOW ON AMAZON PRIME - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JOHN HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Good Omens

Good Omens

Author: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1991

A 2012 World Book Night selection. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter--the world's only totally reliable guide to the future--the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...

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Sandman Volume 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman Volume 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Marc Hempel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

The Sandman Volume 8: World's End 30th Anniversary Edition

The Sandman Volume 8: World's End 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Reminiscent of the legendary Canterbury Tales, The Sandman: World's End is a wonderful potpourri of engrossing tales and masterly storytelling. Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward compatriots stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a reality storm. Now surrounded by a menagerie of people and creatures from different times and realities, the two stranded travellers are entertained by mesmerizing myths of infamous sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, astonishing funeral rituals and moralistic hangmen. Collects The Sandman #51-56.