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Browsing all articles tagged with Neil Gaiman.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
4

Sometimes trips to the local charity shop can be a bust. There are however rare occasions where you’ll find a gem. For me, that gem was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Confession time: the only other works by Gaiman that I’ve read are The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, Hansel & Gretel […]

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2018 British Fantasy Award Winners Announced!

2018 British Fantasy Award Winners Announced! 

The winners for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards were announced today! Here is the list of the winners and nominees that made it this year’s short list. If you’ve not read everyone on this list, we suggest you check them out. You won’t be disappointed! Best Anthology * New Fears, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books) […]

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
3.5

Mythology is meant to be told and retold, down through the generations. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman, is the latest telling. As Gaiman recently described it in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, this collection is his version of a “cover song” or his take on the role of Hamlet. It’s a clever metaphor […]

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Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
4.5

This is a humble little book, appearance-wise, but it holds a lot of wonder. The list of contributors to this anthology are just the start of it, many of them being notable simply because of the length of their writing careers, not just because of the New York Times Bestseller statuses. I originally picked this […]

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
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In the introduction to Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman tells us quite plainly that writers live in houses other people built. In this collection of short stories, it often feels as though Gaiman is going through other writers’ closets. Some of the stories mimic the tones and themes of Gaiman’s literary predecessors, […]

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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
5

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell: a partnership fated to succeed from the start. Gaiman’s modest, restless prose teamed with the trademark art of Riddell results in a frank and glorious narrative that blends elements of well-known fairy tales to create a haunting new story. Refreshingly, no names are mentioned, but it’s clear that Gaiman’s protagonist […]

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Fantasy Book Club – November 2014: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy Book Club – November 2014: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 

For November, our members have voted to read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Under the streets of London there’s a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen […]

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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 

In August of last year, I wrote about a variety of resources that might be useful to fantasy writers. Recently, I came across another resource that I found so amusing, so educating, so irresistible, that I had to share it: Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. This Dictionary was inspired by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer’s habit […]

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Good Omens audio drama coming this Christmas

Good Omens audio drama coming this Christmas 

Exciting news for fans of fantasy, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s version of the Armageddon, Good Omens, will be dramatised for Christmas! For those unfamiliar with the novel: Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy […]

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
5

The back cover and inside jacket of American Gods would have you believe this is a novel about gods, carefully hidden amongst American mortals, gathering their forces for a bloody civil war, and the ex-con who gets caught up the impending battle. These things do indeed happen, but they aren’t at all what American Gods […]

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The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman
5

This is a review of the book and the performance which took place on 6th July 2014 in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. When I was a little girl I loved dark stories – like fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers or ghost stories for example. Either read in the darkness of my bedroom with […]

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Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
5

Am I painting with a wide brush when I say that, for most of us, children’s books are something we read as, well, children? Or to children, maybe? Rarely, if ever, have I picked up a copy of Green Eggs and Ham or The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog or the like and simply read […]

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