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Neil Gaiman

Nerdfighters seem to be huge Neil Gaiman fans; we recommend his books everywhere, to anyone. I want to go a little deeper: why do we love them? What makes them great?

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Complete Works, a la Wikipedia

Novels:
American Gods · Anansi Boys · Coraline · Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) · The Graveyard Book · InterWorld (with Michael Reaves) · Neverwhere (novelization of his television series) · Stardust
Single author collections:
Angels and Visitations · Fragile Things · M is for Magic · Smoke and Mirrors
Other book-length fiction:
A Walking Tour of the Shambles (with Gene Wolfe)
Children's Books:
Crazy Day · Coraline · The Dangerous Alphabet · The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish · Odd and the Frost Giants · The Wolves in the Walls
Picture books:
Blueberry Girl (illustrated by Charles Vess)
Short fiction:
"Murder Mysteries" · "Snow, Glass, Apples" (adapted as Two Plays for Voices) · "We Can Get Them for You Wholesale" · "A Study in Emerald"
Books edited:
The Sandman: Book of Dreams
Comic books and graphic novels:
Angela · Black Orchid · "Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" · The Books of Magic · Creatures of the Night · Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man · Death: The High Cost of Living · "Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame" · Harlequin Valentine · The Last Temptation · Death: The Time of Your Life · Eternals · Marvel 1602 · Midnight Days · Marvelman · Neil Gaiman's Only the End of the World Again · The Sandman · The Sandman: Endless Nights · The Sandman: The Dream Hunters · Signal to Noise · Tekno Comix · The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch · Violent Cases
Screenplays and films:
Babylon 5: "Day of the Dead" · Beowulf (with Roger Avary) · Princess Mononoke (English adaption) · Stardust · Neverwhere · MirrorMask · A Short Film About John Bolton · Death and Me (unproduced screenplay) · Coraline · The Fermata (unproduced adaptation of the Nicholson Baker novel of the same name, co-written with Robert Zemeckis)
Non-fiction:
Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion

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Favourite Book 7 Replies

Please, gush away.If you can't decide, tell us about one you just discovered!Continue

Started by Jeremy Hilary Boob Phd. Last reply by Jessrasic Park Jan 17.

Tracing the Awesome Meme? 1 Reply

Things that are made of awesome tend to find each other. Hank and John are fans of Neil; Neil wrote about Hank and John on his blog and so on. Another example you say? Very well. They Might Be…Continue

Tags: made, Giants, of, awesome, meme

Started by Jeremy Hilary Boob Phd. Last reply by Sword_of_Light Dec 15, 2009.

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Comment by Claudia Longfamilyname on February 6, 2013 at 10:01pm

Hey guys! I'm hoping you're not all as dead as the group seems to be.

I have a question for you guys! I've read Good Omens (one of my favorite books) and Stardust (I enjoyed it but .. eh.). Anyway, given this, I still feel pretty new to NG and was wondering which book you might recommend? I've been thinking of trying American Gods next, what do you guys think?

Comment by Sam Shady on December 14, 2011 at 2:20pm

I met Neil a few months ago(: he's so brilliant.

Comment by Evelyne on June 2, 2010 at 7:48pm
*SHAMELESS GOSSIP ALLERT!!*
Neil is getting remarried: to Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls.
...
Or so the interwebz tells me.
Comment by Jeremy Hilary Boob Phd on March 18, 2010 at 8:34pm
Thanks Terry, those are hilarious! Especially about WWII and Gaiman-ex-Machina.
Comment by Terry on March 18, 2010 at 7:02pm
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Comment by Taylor Rae on January 26, 2010 at 6:52pm
...I did. Oops. Classic brain crossing the wrong wires. xd THAT story that I posted was for The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish. Not entirely sure why my brain was adamant that I should post it, though.

Wolves in the Walls was his daughter Maddy's fault, and this is where my thoughts miscommunicated with my hands. See, she woke up from this nightmare one night, completely terrified and teary-eyed, and, when Neil came in to see what was wrong, she told him that wolves had come out of the walls. She was honestly freaked out, showed him the spot on the wall where they had come out and everything.

Neil, being the writer that he is, went and wrote down the first couple of sentences.

And that's the story I meant to tell.
Comment by Taylor Rae on January 25, 2010 at 9:50pm
Well, Neil had said one of those awful things to him like "Isn't it time for your bed time?" Of course, this deeply offended Michael. He got incredibly offended, all red in the face, and erupted, "I wish I didn't have a dad!" And Neil gave him this odd look. "What would you have, if you didn't have a dad?"

That made little Michael Gaiman pause, like he had never considered what else you could have. Finally he said, "I wish I had a... a goldfish!"

And so The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish was born.
Comment by Taylor Rae on January 25, 2010 at 5:00pm
I adore the Wolves in the Walls! You know he got the story from something his son Michael said to him? It's adorable. x3
Comment by Taylor Rae on January 24, 2010 at 9:24pm
Ah, thank you. :3

And read them. All three of them are adorable and beautiful in Neil's subtle way, not to mention with Bret Helquist and Dave McKean's drawings :)
Comment by Jeremy Hilary Boob Phd on January 24, 2010 at 6:49pm
Taylor, I approve of your taste.
Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. I just copied it off Wikipedia and I haven't read two of the three you mentioned *ashamed*
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