Neil Gaiman Books In Order

American Gods Books In Publication Order

  1. American Gods (2001)
  2. Anansi Boys (2005)
  3. The Monarch of the Glen (2016)
  4. Black Dog (2016)

American Gods Books In Chronological Order

  1. American Gods (2001)
  2. The Monarch of the Glen (2016)
  3. Anansi Boys (2005)
  4. Black Dog (2016)

American Gods Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. American Gods, Volume 1 (2018)
  2. American Gods, Volume 2 (2019)
  3. American Gods, Vol. 3 (2019)

Sandman Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Preludes and Nocturnes (1989)
  2. The Doll’s House (1990)
  3. Dream Country (1991)
  4. Season of Mists (1992)
  5. A Game of You (1993)
  6. Fables and Reflections (1993)
  7. The Brief Lives (1993)
  8. Worlds’ End (1995)
  9. The Kindly Ones (1996)
  10. The Wake (1997)
  11. The Dream Hunters (1999)
  12. Endless Nights (2003)
  13. Overture (2015)

Sandman Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers, 1989-1997 (1997)
  2. The Sandman Companion (1999)
  3. The Quotable Sandman (2001)

Babylon 5 Books In Publication Order

  1. In the Beginning (By:Peter David) (1995)
  2. Thirdspace (By:Peter David) (1998)
  3. Day of the Dead (1998)
  4. A Call to Arms (By:Robert Sheckley) (1998)

Best American Comics Books In Publication Order

  1. The Best American Comics 2010 (2010)

Chu Books In Publication Order

  1. Chu’s Day (2013)
  2. Chu’s First Day of School (2014)
  3. Chu’s Day at the Beach (2015)

Death Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. The High Cost of Living (1993)
  2. Death Talks About Life (1994)
  3. The Time of Your Life (1997)
  4. The Absolute Death (2009)

InterWorld Books In Publication Order

  1. InterWorld (2007)
  2. The Silver Dream (2013)
  3. Eternity’s Wheel (2015)

London Below Books In Publication Order

  1. Neverwhere (1996)
  2. How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (2014)

Marvel 1602 Books In Publication Order

  1. Marvel 1602 (2003)
  2. Marvel 1602: New World (By:Greg Pak) (2006)
  3. Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (By:Peter David) (2007)

Marvel Masters Collections In Publication Order

  1. Marvel Masters (2006)
  2. The Tales of Kurt Busiek (2007)
  3. The British Invasion, Volume 1 (2007)
  4. The Tales of Chris Claremont (2008)
  5. The Art of John Romita Jr. (2008)
  6. The Tales of Kurt Busiek & The Art of John Romita Sr. & John Romita Jr. (2010)
  7. The Tales of Chris Claremont & The Art of John Byrne & Jim Lee (2010)

Miracleman Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Golden Age (1992)
  2. Apocrypha (1993)

Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man Books In Publication Order

  1. Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume One (With: James Vance) (2016)
  2. Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume Two (With: James Vance) (2017)

Spawn Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Angela’s Hunt (1996)

Temps Books In Publication Order

  1. Temps (1991)
  2. Eurotemps (1992)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Good Omens (With: Terry Pratchett) (1990)
  2. Stardust (1997)
  3. Coraline (2002)
  4. The Graveyard Book (2008)
  5. Odd and the Frost Giants (2008)
  6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)
  7. Fortunately, the Milk (2013)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Black Dogby Neil Gaiman (1796)
  2. Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar (1998)
  3. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (2010)
  4. The Sleeper and the Spindle (2014)
  5. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016)

Plays In Publication Order

  1. Two Plays for Voices (2002)
  2. Beowulf: The Script Book (With: Roger Avary) (2007)

Children’s Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dangerous Alphabet (2008)
  2. Blueberry Girl (2009)
  3. Crazy Hair (2009)
  4. Instructions (2010)
  5. Cinnamon (2017)
  6. Pirate Stew (2020)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Violent Cases (1987)
  2. Breakthrough (1990)
  3. Black Orchid (1990)
  4. Signal to Noise (1992)
  5. Murder Mysteries (1992)
  6. The Books of Magic (1993)
  7. The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch (1994)
  8. Snow, Glass, Apples (1995)
  9. Spawn: Angela’s Hunt (1995)
  10. Neil Gaiman’s Wheel of Worlds (1996)
  11. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1996)
  12. The Last Temptation (1997)
  13. The Compleat Alice Cooper (1997)
  14. Stardust (1998)
  15. Only the End of the World Again (2000)
  16. Creatures of the Night (2000)
  17. Harlequin Valentine (2001)
  18. The Wolves in the Walls (2003)
  19. The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1 (2003)
  20. A Study in Emerald (2004)
  21. MirrorMask (2005)
  22. Melinda (2005)
  23. Eternals (2006)
  24. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch (2007)
  25. Coraline (2008)
  26. Hansel and Gretel (2014)
  27. Free Country: A Tale of The Children’s Crusade (2015)
  28. The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman (2016)
  29. Troll Bridge (2016)
  30. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire (2017)
  31. The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel (2017)
  32. Likely Stories (2018)
  33. Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (With: ) (2020)
  34. Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2020)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany (1989)
  2. Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (1998)
  3. Midnight Days (1999)
  4. Adventures in the Dream Trade (2002)
  5. Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t As Scary (2005)
  6. Fragile Things (2006)
  7. M is for Magic (2007)
  8. Coraline and Other Stories (2009)
  9. Sweet Justice: Selected Short Stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Annuals (2011)
  10. Trigger Warning (2015)
  11. Norse Mythology (2017)
  12. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories (2019)
  13. The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction (2020)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Duran Duran (1984)
  2. Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion (1987)
  3. Art of Vampire: The Masquerade (2000)
  4. A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002)
  5. Make Good Art (2013)
  6. The View from the Cheap Seats (2016)
  7. The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book (2017)
  8. Art Matters (2018)
  9. The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book (2019)

Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Books In Publication Order

  1. H. Beam Piper: A Biography (2008)
  2. The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination (2009)
  3. The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction (2013)

Rhysling Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2016 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (2017)
  2. The 2019 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2018 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (2019)

Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Snow White, Blood Red (1993)
  2. Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)
  3. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
  4. Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
  5. Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
  6. Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)

The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)
  2. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)
  3. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)
  4. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)
  5. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)
  6. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)
  7. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)
  8. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)
  9. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)
  10. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)
  11. The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)
  12. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)
  13. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)

The Book of Cthulhu Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Cthulhu (2011)
  2. The Book of Cthulhu II (2012)

The Mythic Fiction Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002)
  2. The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004)
  3. The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2009)

UFO Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)
  2. Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)
  3. Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)
  4. Funny Science Fiction (2015)
  5. Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)
  6. Funny Fantasy (2016)
  7. Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)
  8. Funny Horror (2017)
  9. Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)
  10. Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)
  11. Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)

Year’s Best Fantasy Books In Publication Order

  1. Year’s Best Fantasy (2001)
  2. Year’s Best Fantasy (2001)
  3. Year’s Best Fantasy 2 (2002)
  4. Year’s Best Fantasy 3 (2003)
  5. Year’s Best Fantasy 4 (2004)
  6. Year’s Best Fantasy 5 (2005)
  7. Year’s Best Fantasy 6 (2006)
  8. Year’s Best Fantasy 7 (2007)
  9. Year’s Best Fantasy 8 (2008)
  10. Year’s Best Fantasy 9 (2009)

Doctor Who Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. More Short Trips (By:Stephen Cole) (1999)
  2. Short Trips and Side Steps (By:Stephen Cole,Jacqueline Rayner) (2000)
  3. The Doctor Who Stories (By:) (2009)
  4. Summer Falls and Other Stories (By:Justin Richards) (2013)
  5. Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (With: Eoin Colfer,Malorie Blackman,Derek Landy,,Richelle Mead,Patrick Ness,Philip Reeve,,Michael Scott) (2013)

New Cthulhu Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Recent Weird (2011)
  2. More Recent Weird (2015)

The Dying Earth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician (1950)
  2. Cugel’s Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight (1966)
  3. The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever (1966)
  4. A Quest for Simbilis (1974)
  5. Morreion (1978)
  6. The Seventeen Virgins (1979)
  7. The Bagful of Dreams (1979)
  8. Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)
  9. The Laughing Magician (2006)
  10. Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)

Legends Books In Publication Order

  1. Legends (By:Robert Silverberg) (1998)
  2. Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (By:Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)
  3. Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg) (1999)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Ghastly Beyond Belief (1985)
  2. Now We Are Sick (1991)
  3. The Weerde, Book 1 (1992)
  4. The Weerde, Book 2 (1993)
  5. The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996)
  6. In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998)
  7. Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror (1999)
  8. Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror (1999)
  9. Bento: Story Art Box (2001)
  10. 9-11, Volume 2 (2002)
  11. Smoke and Mirrors (2009)
  12. Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard’s Name (2009)
  13. Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)
  14. Hellbound Hearts (2009)
  15. Stories: All New Tales (2010)
  16. Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010)
  17. Songs of Love and Death (2010)
  18. The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2011)
  19. The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011)
  20. Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed (2011)
  21. A Study in Sherlock (2011)
  22. The Recent Weird (2011)
  23. Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful (2012)
  24. Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2012)
  25. Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012)
  26. Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012)
  27. All Star Future Shocks (2013)
  28. Weird Detectives (2013)
  29. Unnatural Creatures (2013)
  30. Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013)
  31. Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2013)
  32. Rogues (2014)
  33. The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition (2014)
  34. Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014)
  35. Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015)
  36. Fables from the Fountain (2018)
  37. Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories (2019)
  38. Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019)
  39. War on Christmas (2020)
  40. Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021)

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Neil Gaiman Books Overview

American Gods

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple award winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman. A storm is coming…
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing an epic war for the very soul of America and that he is standing squarely in its path. Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World and as a modern phantasmagoria that distills the essence of America Seattle Post Intelligencer. It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.

Anansi Boys

One of fiction’s most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie’s dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie ‘Fat Charlie.’ Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can’t shake that name, one of the many embarrassing ‘gifts’ his father bestowed before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie’s life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good looking stranger who appears on Charlie’s doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who’s going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun…
just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie. Because, you see, Charlie’s dad wasn’t just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself. Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King’s glowing assessment of the author as ‘a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him.’

Preludes and Nocturnes

New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all powerful madman. This book also includes the story ‘The Sound of Her Wings,’ which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death. Includes issues 1 8 of the original series with completely new coloring, approved by the author.

The Doll’s House

New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. During Morpheus’s incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself. Features an introduction by Clive Barker. This volume includes issues 9 16 of the original series and features completely new coloring, approved by the author.

Dream Country

The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus’s son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor. This volume includes issues 17 20 of the original series and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, of issues 17 and 18.

Season of Mists

Volume Four of New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed creation, with updated coloring and new trade dress. Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, The Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love and Hell s ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him.

A Game of You

Volume Five of New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed creation THE SANDMAN collects one of the series most beloved storylines. Take an apartment house, add in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the SANDMAN series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in THE DOLL S HOUSE and now finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld.

Fables and Reflections

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

The Wake

This is the conclusion to the much talked about Sandman series. It may be best to start your Sandman acquaintance with earlier episodes, but The Wake stands as one of Neil Gaiman’s strongest and most consistent Sandman volumes to date.

The Dream Hunters

THE SANDMAN: The Dream Hunters is a comics adaptation of Gaiman’s original prose novella by the same name illustrated by Yoshitako Amano. This graphic novel was illustrated by the legendary P. Craig Russell. A humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.

Endless Nights

Featuring the popular characters from the award winning Sandman series by Neil Caiman, THE SANDMAN: 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 this highly imaginative book that boasts a diverse styles of breathtaking art, these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder. THE SANDMAN: Endless Nights was the first comic graphic novel to be listed on the ‘NY Times Best seller list. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

In the Beginning (By:Peter David)

The Battle of the Line is infamous in Earth history as the climactic campaign in a long and bloody war between Humankind and the alien Minbari race. But how did this apocalyptic conflict erupt? And how did this fateful clash of two civilizations ultimately lead to the creation of the Babylon 5 space station? Here, at last, the great space epic unfolds in a new novel based on the first full length Babylon 5 television movie. Eager to expand their trade with other worlds, the people of planet Earth attempt to make contact with the mysterious Minbari, a race of proud and powerful warriors. But when communication turns to violence, Earth becomes the target of a latter day holy war, waged by a civilization possessing vastly superior numbers and firepower. And the Minbari will stop at nothing short of the total extermination of its enemy: the Human race…
From the Paperback edition.

Thirdspace (By:Peter David)

The last true hope for freedom, Babylon 5 is struggling to survive. The station has severed its ties with Earth and has been quarantined in retaliation. Then, in the depths of hyperspace, a squad of Starfuries makes an astounding discovery that could affect the destiny of the civilized universe. But have the pilots from the embattled space station uncovered the threshold to a new age…
or a gateway to hell?As they recover a gargantuan alien artifact floating derelict in space, both Captain Sheridan and archaeologist Elizabeth Quijana know it is a gold mine of possibilities. But the telepath Lyta is the first to sense the danger, when her mind is assaulted by swift, crippling images of unspeakable terror. And as research teams attempt to penetrate the mysteries of the mammoth machine, Babylon 5 is thrust toward a terrifying confrontation with the monstrous dimension of Thirdspace…

Day of the Dead

Original script for the Babylon 5 episode. Contains scenes not actually filmed and some which were filmed but cut. Introduction by J. Michael Straczynski. Trade paperback with John Berkey color cover.

A Call to Arms (By:Robert Sheckley)

‘When the time comes to choose your target, be sure to pick the right one. Because you will only get one shot…
‘The Shadow War is long over, and the Interstellar Alliance presided over by former Babylon 5 commander John Sheridan is about to celebrate the fifth anniversary of peace among its united member worlds. But a planet, annihilated by an unspeakable weapon appears in chilling dreams. And on that world there lies a terrifying promise of Armageddon. For the Drakh, once servants of the bloodthirsty Shadows, are following in the footsteps of their vanquished masters preparing to launch a devastating interstellar war. Their first target is Earth. This threat will draw Sheridan back to Babylon 5 and into an uneasy partnership with a beautiful and deadly survivor of Shadow genocide. In the desperate race to warn Earth, he must face an apocalyptic showdown with the ultimate war machine one capable of killing an entire world…

The Best American Comics 2010

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up and coming contributors. Editor Neil Gaiman one of the top writers in modern comics and the award winning author of novels and children’s books has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini comics, and the Internet to create this cutting edge collection. With entries from luminaries such as Tim Hensley, Michael Kupperman, and Dash Shaw, it s hard to flip through this book without finding a lot worth reading and rereading The Onion, A.V. Club.

The High Cost of Living

/Neil Gaiman /Dave McKean, Chris Bachalo and /Mark Buckingham, illustrators From the pages of THE SANDMAN LIBRARY Neil Gaiman tells the story of the one day every hundred years when Death, older sister of The Sandman, walks among humans to gain a better understanding of.

The Time of Your Life

From pages of The Sandman graphic novels, Morpheus’ sister, Death, returns for a second solo outing in a haunting tale of music, mortality, friendship and the power of love in the face of death. Fan favourite author Neil Gaiman reintroduces and expands upon the characters introduced in his acclaimed and best selling graphic novel Death: The High Cost of Living in this all new collection. This lushly illustrated and thought provoking volume comes complete with three brand new story pages to flesh out the story’s conclusion and a gallery of favourite renderings of Death by the likes of Dave McKean, Bill Sienkiewicz and many others.

The Absolute Death

From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, fan favorite character Death in a new Absolute Edition collecting her solo adventures! Featuring the miniseries DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING 1 3 in which Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250 year old homeless woman find her missing heart. The Absolute Death collects the miniseries DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING and DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE together with ‘The Sound of Her Wings’ and ‘Fa ade’ from THE SANDMAN 8 and 20, the P. Craig Russell illustrated ‘Death and Venice’ from THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, and the never before reprinted stories ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and ‘The Wheel.’ This deluxe volume also features an introduction by The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer as well as extensive galleries of Death portraits and retail products, sketches by artist Chris Bachalo, and the complete original script by Gaiman for THE SANDMAN 8.

InterWorld

In fact, he’s the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension.

Joey’s walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions. When he sees the evil those forces are capable of, Joey makes the only possible choice: to join an army of his own, an army of versions of himself from different dimensions who all share his amazing power and who are all determined to fight to save the worlds.

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award winning science fiction writer Michael Reaves team up to create a dazzling tale of magic, science, honor, and the destiny of one very special boy and all the others like him.

Neverwhere

Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her and the life he knows vanishes like smoke.

Several hours later, the girl is gone too. And by the following morning Richard Mayhew has been erased from his world. His bank cards no longer work, taxi drivers won’t stop for him, his hundred rents his apartment out to strangers. He has become invisible, and inexplicably consigned to a London of shadows and darkness a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals andabandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.

For this is the home of Door, the mysterious girl whom Richard rescued in the London Above. A personage of great power and nobility in this murky, candlelit realm, she is on a mission to discover the cause of her family’s slaughter, and in doing so preserve this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it. And with nowhere else to turn, Richard Mayhew must now join the Lady Door’s entourage in their determined and possibly fatal quest.

For the dread journey ever downward through bizarre anachronisms and dangerous incongruities, and into dusty corners of stalled time is Richard’s final hope, his last road back to a ‘real’ world that is growing disturbingly less real by the minute.

If Tim Burton reimagined The Phantom of the Opera, if Jack Finney let his dark side take over, if you rolled the best work of Clive Barker, Peter Straub and Caleb Carr into one, you still would have something that fell far short of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. It is a masterful debut novel of darkly hypnotic power, and one of the most absorbing reads to come along in years.

Marvel 1602

All’s not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Spider Man, the X Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America, and more appear in the waning days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, Gaiman weaves a thrilling mystery. How and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they’re supposed to? Collects Marvel 1602 1 8.

Marvel 1602: New World (By:Greg Pak)

Return to the world of 1602! Rising stars Greg Pak X Men: Phoenix Endsong and Greg Tocchini Thor: Son Of Asgard pick up where the best selling story by Neil Gaiman left off: America, the New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth, and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become the Hulk and Spider Man in the most eagerly awaited event of the year! Collects 1602: New World 1 5.

Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (By:Peter David)

Doom returns! The Four from the Fantastik’s greatest enemy has an insidious plan that takes them to the ends of the Earth! Peter David Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man, X Factor takes the reins with superstar artist to be Pascal Alixe Superman, The Legion for the eagerly awaited spin off from Neil Gaiman’s 1602. What does Doom want? Why doesn’t Invisible Woman want to fight him? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it? Collects Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four 1 5.

Angela’s Hunt

A highly skilled hunter, Angela has been ordered to stand trial for treason. Always considered an angel of honor and integrity, her friends disbelieve the charges and set about uncovering evidence to refute them. They recruit Spawn, and Earth bound soldier of Hell whom Angela last hunted, to go before the judge. However, when Angela and Spawn last met, Angela was the hunter and Spawn her quarry; she the attacker and he on the defensive. They were an even match, neither able to best the other. Now, the tables are turned and Angela must ask her prey to defend her in a court where mercy is never an option. With her life at stake, can Angela trust and depend on the very enemy she tried to kill?

Temps

These stories are all set in a comic strip world where superheroes are common. It is a world in which people are born with paranormal powers, or have bizarre accidents, get bitten by radioactive fauna, come into possession of magic gems or do favours for godlike aliens.

Eurotemps

European unification has brought new and challenging roles for the Talented Temps, whether pursuing rogue Talents like the Dark Avenger across frontiers or heading off a neo Nazi, anti paranorm movement. Contributors to this volume include Molly Brown and Graham Joyce.

Good Omens (With: Terry Pratchett)

There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world’s last two remaining witch finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring…
. Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast living demon each of whom has lived among Earth’s mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they’ve got to find and kill the Antichrist which is a shame, as he’s a really nice kid. There’s just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him…
. First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind’s final judgment is back and just in time in a new hardcover edition which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

Stardust

In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian Era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall a secluded hamlet so named for an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. Armed sentries guard the sole gap in the bulwark to keep the inquisitive from wandering through, relaxing their vigil only once every nine years, when a market fair unlike any other in the world of men comes to the meadow. Here in Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to beautiful Victoria Forester. But Victoria is cold and distant as distant, in fact, as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. For the coveted prize of Victoria’s hand, Tristran vows to retrieve the fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the ancient wall, and propels him into a world that is strange beyond imagining. But Tristran is not the only one seeking the heavenly jewel. There are those for whom it promises youth and beauty, the key to a kingdom, and the rejuvenation of dark, dormant magics. And a lad compelled by love will have to keep his wits about him to succeed and survive in this secret place where fallen stars come in many guises and where quests have a way of branching off in unexpected directions, even turning back upon themselves in space and in time. Neil Gaiman works his unique literary magic in new and dazzling ways in Stardust, a novel that will shine in the heart and memory far beyond the turning of its final page.

Coraline

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring…
. In Coraline‘s family’s new flat are twenty one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it’s different. At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself. Critically acclaimed and award winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack who has already killed Bod’s family…
.

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Odd and the Frost Giants

In this inventive, short, yet perfectly formed novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back. In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he’s had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy. Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it. It’s going to take a very special kind of twelve year old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…
Someone just like Odd .

Two Plays for Voices

‘The joy for me is knowing that somebody can have this strange audio experience. They’re getting something as good as you get from radio.’ Neil Gaimen Produced by the Sci Fi Channel and Seeing Ear Theatre these two plays are adapted for voice by Neil Gaiman from two of his short stories both stories can be found in Smoke & Mirrors. SNOW GLASS APPLES: Once upon a time there lived a young princess with skin as white as snow, with hair as black as coal, with lips redder than blood. Most people think they know what happens to this young unfortunate girl. Most people are wrong. Tony award winning actress Bebe Neuwirth Chicago, Sweet Charity, and TV’s Cheers stars as a wise Queen who wants nothing more than to reign over her kingdom peacefully but is forced to match wits with an inhuman child who has an unnatural taste for blood. Full Cast List: Bebe Neuwirth as the Queen ; Martin Carey as the Huntsman; Mark Evans as the Prince; Merwin Goldsmith as the Lord of the Fair; J.R. Horne as the Archbishop & Friar; Alissa Hunnicutt as the Maidservant; Randy Maggiore as a Soldier; Kate Simses as the Princess; Nick Wyman as the King MURDER MYSTERIES: In this mystery noir set in heaven’s City of Angels before the fall, the first crime has been committed. It is an awful one. While the angelic hosts labor to create the world and its workings, one of their number is mysteriously slain by one of their own. Raguel, Angel of Vengeance, is mandated by Lucifer to discover both motive and murderer in this holy dominion that had so recently known no sin. Full Cast List: Brian Dennehy as Raguel ; Anne Bobby as Tink’s Friend ; Christopher Burns as Saraquael ; Thom Christopher as Lucifer ; Ed Dennehy as Zephkiel ; Michael Emerson as Narrator ; Traci Godfrey as Tinkerbell Richmond ; Evan Pappas as Phanuel

Beowulf: The Script Book (With: Roger Avary)

Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? In the able hands of 1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys, American Gods and Academy Award winning screenwriter Roger Avary Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill, a timeless classic adventure takes on a astonishing new life. Here are the initial draft and final shooting script of the star studded blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures and Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis Forest Gump, Back to the Future, plus concept art, fascinating insights in the screenplay’s evolution, an introduction by Avary, an afterword from Gaiman AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

The Dangerous Alphabet

A is for Always, that’s where we embark…
Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam. Will they find the treasure? Will they make it out alive?

Blueberry Girl

This is a prayer for a Blueberry Girl

A much loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent to be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.

Let me go places that we’ve never been, trust and delight in her youth.

Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.

Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a Blueberry Girl.

Crazy Hair

‘In my hair Gorillas leap, Tigers stalk, And ground sloths sleep. Prides of lions Make their lair Somewhere in my Crazy Hair.’

Instructions

Trust Dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. A renowned storyteller whose words have transported readers to magical realms and an acclaimed illustrator of lushly imagined fairy tale landscapes guide a traveler safely through lands unknown and yet strangely familiar…

and home again.

Violent Cases

An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse edition, in softcover format with cover flaps. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor’s bizarre tales of Capone’s life of crime. Gorgeously illustrated in mixed media by Dave McKean, Violent Cases is a sensuous and thought provoking meditation on our memories.

Signal to Noise

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean present their masterpiece in a completely remastered and redesigned edition overflowing with bonus material! Somewhere in London, a film director is dying of cancer. His life’s crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 A.D. approached the midnight that the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he’s still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see. No one but us. Serialized in The Face in 1989, expanded and revised into a graphic novel in 1992, and adapted for radio in 2000, Signal to Noise has never stopped evolving. The bonus material in this first time hardcover edition captures every leg of the journey, including three related short stories unseen in nearly two decades, an additional chapter created for the CD release of the radio drama, and a new introduction by Dave McKean along with the original by Jonathan Carrol and the radio drama introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Murder Mysteries

One of the most celebrated writers in the history of comics teams up once again with one of the industry’s most accomplished artists! For the first time in nine years, since the award winning 50th issue of Sandman, Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell once again venture into the world of myth and angels. Constructing and maintaining all of heaven and earth is an immense task, which God has divided up amongst the various ranks and stations of angels. As with any such huge effort, there are bound to be casualties. This unique passion play sheds light on the hands behind creation, as well as one lonely man in Los Angeles who gets to hear the whole story of a most unspeakable crime: a murder in paradise! P. Craig Russell adapts Neil Gaiman’s poignant short story with the subtlety and grace which earned him two Eisner Awards last year for his work on Dark Horse’s Ring of the Nibelung series. The reunion of these two legendary comics creators is a guaranteed masterpiece.

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

‘I’ll swap you my dad,’ I said. ‘Oh oh,’ said my little sister. What if you wanted your best friend’s two goldfish so much that you’d swap anything for them, even your father? What if your mother came home and found out what you’d done?

The Last Temptation

Steven is afraid. Afraid of ghost stories, afraid of growing up…
just afraid. That is, until he meets the mysterious Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Steven takes a ticket and watches the show on a dare, but getting out of the performance will be harder than he ever imagined. And then Steven learns what it is to be truly afraid. Neil Gaiman, internationally acclaimed and bestselling writer of both prose fiction Neverwhere, Stardust and graphic novels The Sandman, Signal to Noise teams with veteran artist Michael Zulli The Sandman, Creatures of the Night to create this dark and brooding morality tale. The Last Temptation is the latest addition to Dark Horse’s proud and growing library of Neil Gaiman hardcovers. Originally published as part of the short lived Marvel Music line of the early ’90s, Zulli’s lush and beautiful duoshade artwork is now showcased in a new format for this stunning second edition.

Stardust

In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian Era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall a secluded hamlet so named for an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. Armed sentries guard the sole gap in the bulwark to keep the inquisitive from wandering through, relaxing their vigil only once every nine years, when a market fair unlike any other in the world of men comes to the meadow. Here in Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to beautiful Victoria Forester. But Victoria is cold and distant as distant, in fact, as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. For the coveted prize of Victoria’s hand, Tristran vows to retrieve the fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the ancient wall, and propels him into a world that is strange beyond imagining. But Tristran is not the only one seeking the heavenly jewel. There are those for whom it promises youth and beauty, the key to a kingdom, and the rejuvenation of dark, dormant magics. And a lad compelled by love will have to keep his wits about him to succeed and survive in this secret place where fallen stars come in many guises and where quests have a way of branching off in unexpected directions, even turning back upon themselves in space and in time. Neil Gaiman works his unique literary magic in new and dazzling ways in Stardust, a novel that will shine in the heart and memory far beyond the turning of its final page.

Creatures of the Night

Newly rewritten by Gaiman for this graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author’s award winning prose, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, feature animals and people not being quite what they seem. In ‘The Price,’ a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home and is soon beset by mysterious and vicious wounds. What is he fighting every night that could do this, and why does he persist? ‘The Daughter of Owls’ recounts an eerie old tale of a foundling girl who was left with an owl pellet as a newborn on the steps of the Dymton Church. She was soon cloistered away in a local convent, but by her fourteenth year word of her beauty had spread and those who would prey upon her faced unforeseen consequences.

Harlequin Valentine

In this modern hardcover retelling of a classic commedia dell’arte legend of tomfoolery and hopeless, fawning love, creators Neil Gaiman The Sandman, the Newbery Medal winning The Graveyard Book and John Bolton Evil Dead update the relationship of Harlequin and Columbine. A buffoon burdened with a brimming heart, Harlequin chases his sensible, oblivious Columbine around the city streets, having given his heart freely. Consumed with love, the impulsive clown sees his heart dragged about town, with a charming surprise to bend the tale in a modern direction. Gaiman’s writing is poetic and as heartfelt as the subject matter. Bolton’s art, a combination of digitally enhanced photorealism and dynamic painting, provides sensational depth with bright characters over fittingly muted backgrounds. Those who have spent Valentine’s Day alone are aware that the cold February holiday can be hard to swallow. Gaiman and Bolton want you to know that all it takes is a steak knife, a fork, and a bottle of quality ketchup!

The Wolves in the Walls

Lucy hears sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls. She is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house.

MirrorMask

From the incomparable imagination and lucid visions of Sandman creator Neil Gaiman and acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean and the innovative minds at The Jim Henson Company comes MirrorMask, a breathtaking journey through a strange and magical looking glass world where anything can happen…
and frequently does. Here is the complete film book of the new high water mark in family fantasy entertainment. The story of young Helena, daughter of the circus, comes vividly alive as we accompany her on her remarkable mission to a place far beyond wonder; a phantasmagorical quest to rescue a realm from the devouring forces of chaos and shadow in order to win back her stolen ‘real’ life from a runaway interloper from the other side. Containing the full screenplay and more than 1,700 illustrated storyboards of the major motion picture as well as movie stills, comments, appreciations, and memories from the authors and filmmakers this one of a kind volume is destined to become a classic, a keepsake to be cherished by fans of all ages. For all who believe in the glorious reality of dreams, for everyone who longs to ride their imagination to miraculous places, the door is now open wide. See the world anew through the MirrorMask
and nothing will ever look the same again.

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch

Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli Creatures of the Night, The Sandman. This is the first comics adaptation of his popular story ‘The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch,’ which saw print only in the U.K. edition of Gaiman’s award winning work Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions and was recently interpreted for his Speaking in Tongues CD. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch is a ‘mostly true story’ that combines the author’s trademark magic realism with Zulli’s sumptuous paintings, and has been newly rewritten for this hardcover. Join a group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle called ‘The Theatre of Night’s Dreaming.’ Come inside, get out of the pounding rain, and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill’d.

Coraline

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring…
. In Coraline‘s family’s new flat are twenty one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it’s different. At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself. Critically acclaimed and award winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack who has already killed Bod’s family…
.

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany

A collection of Neil Gaiman’s short fiction; an odd assortment of enigmatic and wonderful tales including Troll Bridge, Chivalry and Cold Colours to amuse and delight, illustrated by Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, Jill Carla Schwarz, Michael Zulli, and Rrandy Broecker.

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories several of which have never before appeared in print and more than half that have never been collected that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second hand store…
a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by teh railroad tracks…
a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

Midnight Days

An incredible collection of rare and previously unseen material, which shows the true versatility of the comics creator who is credited with turning comic strip into critically acclaimed literature. Gathered from Gaiman’s long career, and with unprecedented access having been given to the DC comics archive, it includes his early work on Death, John Constantine: Hellblazer and Swamp Thing as well as an exclusive, never before published, Sandman story, and features a new introduction by Gaiman himself.

Adventures in the Dream Trade

A collection of short stories, essays, poems, song lyrics, and a weblog from the time that his novel American Gods was going to press.

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t As Scary

A collection of stories for wise young people and immature old people!

A collection of stories for wise young people and immature old people, written by today’s best authors spinning new tales. Each story features fullcolor illustrations by artists including Barry Blitt, Lane Smith, David Heatley, and Marcel Dzama.

The collection includes previously unpublished children s stories from Jonathan Safran Foer Everything Is Illuminated, Nick Hornby High Fidelity, Neil Gaiman Sandman, George Saunders CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Kell Link Stranger Things Happen, and Jon Scieskza The Stinky Cheese Man.

Fragile Things

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it…
In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters…
In a Hugo Award winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder…
Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams and nightmares…
In a Locus Award winning tale, the members of an exclusive epicurean club lament that they’ve eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird…
Such marvelous creations and more including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children’s fiction can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman’s storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

M is for Magic

Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you. Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers but always embrace the unexpected: A teenage boy who has trouble talking to girls finds himself at a rather unusual party. A sinister jack in the box haunts the lives of the children who owned it. A boy raised in a graveyard makes a discovery and confronts the much more troubling world of the living. A stray cat fights a nightly battle to protect his adopted family from a terrible evil. These eleven stories illuminate the real and the fantastic, and will be welcomed with great joy by Neil Gaiman’s many fans as well as by readers coming to his work for the first time.

Coraline and Other Stories

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring…
. In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it’s different. At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself. Critically acclaimed and award winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction

Neil Gaiman’s talent is so vast that any exploration of his work can only be described as a beginning. Here is one such beginning, an examination of the creative genius being The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline and so much more. His prose fiction has achieved enormous acclaim and popularity. Now leading scholars provide insights into the Sandman universe, its mythological underpinnings, Gaiman’s technique and his relationship to other masters of the fantastic imagination. Two extensive interviews with Gaiman are included, along with a thorough bibliography of his work to date.

Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion

‘It’s all devastatingly true except the bits that are lies’ Douglas Adams Upon publication Don t Panic established itself as the definitive companion to Adams s life and work. This new revised edition comes up to date, covering his later work and untimely death in 2001, and including a new introduction by Neil Gaiman. Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman celebrates the life of Douglas Adams who, in a field in Innsbruck in 1971, had an idea that became The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy the radio series that started it all, the five book trilogy , the TV series, almost film, and everything that followed. Don t Panic also tells the story of the other projects Douglas worked on, including his posthumous collection The Salmon of Doubt.

Art of Vampire: The Masquerade

The lavishly illustrated art book that accompanied the Vampire limited edition is now available again on its own. You have one more chance to capture the creatures of the night in all their glory, not to mention learn the inspirations behind the very look and imagery of Vampire. An introduction by none other than comics Neil Gaiman completes your Toreador appreciation of the fine arts.

A Walking Tour of the Shambles

Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman invite you to tour the Shambles, that historic old Chicago neighborhood which miraculously survived the Great Fire of 1871. ”Ya can’t burn Hell.” as one local politician laughingly remarked. Uniquely Chicago, the Shambles offers an array of delights for the intrepid sightseer: Cereal House with its Terribly Strange Bed be sure to fill out the ”next of kin” form if you stay the night: a quaint touch adding to the fun of an overnight visit; the House of Clocks boasts a collection of 20,000 time pieces make sure you arrive on the hour, for an unforgettable moment; the historic H.H. Holmes’ House with the bars on his children’s windows still intact; Saunders Park, a soothing respite from the city streets if one is careful, with its gardens, statuary, ornamental lake and the infamous Petting Zoo a favorite with children, but it’s best not to bring your own; plus many more intriguing sights…
In the finest tradition of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey, our trustworthy guides Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman reveal the secrets of the Shambles, finding the best places to eat, and where not to accept food under any circumstances, where to begin your walking tour, and when to run. The Shambles has been called a place of dark magic and deadly menace. Many will insist there is no such place. Most pray it does not exist. Certainly, a spot not to be missed by any avid sightseer. Come along…
walk lively, now. The inhabitants of the Shambles are dying to meet you. This lovely edition of A Walking Tour of the Shambles sports a cover by Gahan Wilson, America’s reigning King of Whimsical Terrors, plus interior illustrations of Shambles’ locales by Randy Broecker and Earl Geier, two daring Chicagoans. Third Printing: 2009

H. Beam Piper: A Biography

H. Beam Piper is one of science fiction’s most enigmatic writers. In 1946 Piper appeared seemingly from out of nowhere, already at the top of his form. He published a number of memorable short stories in the premier science fiction magazine of the time, Astounding Science Fiction, under legendary editor John W. Campbell. Piper quickly became friends with many of the top writers of the day, including Lester Del Rey, Fletcher Pratt, Robert Heinlein and L. Sprague de Camp. Piper also successfully made the turn from promising short story writer to major novelist, authoring Four Day Planet, Cosmic Computer, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and Little Fuzzy, which was nominated for a Hugo award. Even those who counted Piper among their friends knew very little about the man or his life as a railroad yard bull in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This biography illuminates H. Beam Piper, both the writer and the man, and answers lingering questions about his death. Appendices include a number of Piper’s personal papers, a complete bibliography of Piper’s works, and an essay on Piper’s Terro Human Future History series.

The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination

A member of the Pulitzer Prize jury, the late Frank McConnell helped science fiction gain standing as serious literature. His 16 essays herein were first presented as papers at the prestigious Eaton Conferences. Initially believing that science fiction is primarily one of many forms of storytelling, McConnell gradually recognized science fiction as a modern expression of Gnosticism, rejecting bodily concerns for an emphasis on spirituality.

Snow White, Blood Red

Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children…
But no longer. You hold in your hands a volume of wonders magical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and kingdoms accursed, penned by some of the most acclaimed fantasists of our day. But these are not bedtime stories designed to usher an innocent child gently into a realm of dreams. These are stories that bite lush and erotic, often dark and disturbing mystical journeys through a phantasmagoric landscape of distinctly adult sensibilities…
where there is no such thing as ‘happily ever after.’

Black Thorn, White Rose

Once Upon A Time…
A seduced prince willingly fell prey to a sensuous usurper’s erotic treacheries…
a flesh eating ogre gamboled in the footlights…
a gingerbread man fled in terror from the baking pan to the fire…
The award winning editors of Snow White, Blood Red return us to distinctly adult realms of myth and the fantastic with eighteen wondorous works that cloak the magical fictions we heard at Grandma’s knee in mantles of darkness and dread. From Roger Zelansky’s delightful tale of Death’s disobedient godson to Peter Straub’s blood chilling examination of a gargantuan Cinderella and her terrible twisted ‘art,’ here are stories strange and miraculous remarkable modern storytelling that remold our most cherished childhood fables into things sexier, more sinister…
and more appealing to grown up tastes and sensiblilities.

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

‘Once upon a time…
‘ So begin the classic fairy tales that enthralled and terrified us as children. Now, in their third critically acclaimed collection of original fairy tales for adults, World Fantasy Award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring us twenty one new stories by some of the top names in literature today. Joyce Carol Oates, Gahan Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman these are but a few of the accomplished literary sorcerers who have gathered here to remold our timeless myths into more sensuous and disturbing forms. Like the fabled ruby slippers, there is powerful magic here. Rich witches in trendy resorts cast evil spells…
beautiful princesses age and wither in sleeping worlds…
terrible beasts reside beneath flawless skin. Dark, disturbing, delightful, each story was written expressly for this superb collection of distinctly grown up fantasy a brilliant companion volume to Datlow and Windling’s acclaimed anthologies, Snow White, Blood Red and Black Thorn, White Rose.

Black Swan, White Raven

A stellar assymbly of many of today’s most creative and accomplished storytellers has gathered around the tribal fire to embroider well worn yarns with new golden thread. Black Swan, White Raven revisits the tales that charmed, enthralled, and terrified us in our early youth carrying us aloft into the healthy, beating heart of cherished myth to tell once again the stories of Rumpelstiltskins and sleeping beauties, only this time from an edgy, provocative and distinctly adult perspective. The themes and archetypes of our beloved childhood fiction are reexamined in a darker light by 21 superb teller of tales who deftly uncover the ironic, the outrageous, the enigmatic and the erotic at the core of the world’s best known fables, while revealing the sobering truths and lies behind ‘happily ever after.’

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

The four previous volumes in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s anthology series of fairly tales retold with a distinctively modern edge have been hailded by reviewers as ‘brilliant,’ ‘provocative,’ and ‘disturbing.’ In this triumphant new collection of original fiction, twenty one of today’s leading writers spin the cherished fables of childhood into glittering gold offering magical tales for adults, as seductive as they are sophisticated.A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated brother’s wedding by inventing a ‘magic’ suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart…
A young girl’s strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder…
An embittered mother cares for her dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty…
In a bleak and desolate industrial wasteland, a group of violent outcasts lays the tattered myths of one Millenium to rest, and gives terrifying birth to those of the next. Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer, and more delightfully subversive.

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Hair bright as gold…
Lips red as blood…
Heart black as sin…
Truth sharp as bone…
As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew.’ Black Heart, Ivory Bones‘ showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’ A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
‘Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional anew treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales. As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual,and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales. As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists incontemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend…
who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor’s guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch’s candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them…
What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three

What frightens us? What unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw, tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the nineteen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

The Book of Cthulhu

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century”s most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries the so called ‘Lovecraft Circle’, The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today. Table of Contents: Caitlin R. Kiernan Andromeda among the Stones Ramsey Campbell The Tugging Charles Stross A Colder War Bruce Sterling The Unthinkable Silvia Moreno Garcia Flash Frame W. H. Pugmire Some Buried Memory Molly Tanzer The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins Michael Shea Fat Face Elizabeth Bear Shoggoths in Bloom T. E. D. Klien Black Man With A Horn David Drake Than Curse the Darkness Charles Saunders Jeroboam Henley”s Debt Thomas Ligotti Nethescurial Kage Baker Calamari Curls Edward Morris Jihad over Innsmouth Cherie Priest Bad Sushi John Hornor Jacobs The Dream of the Fisherman”s Wife Brian McNaughton The Doom that Came to Innsmouth Ann K. Schwader Lost Stars Steve Duffy The Oram County Whoosit Joe R. Lansdale The Crawling Sky Brian Lumley The Fairground Horror Tim Pratt Cinderlands Gene Wolfe Lord of the Land Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. To Live and Die in Arkham John Langan The Shallows Laird Barron The Men from Porlock

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

One of our most enduring, universal myths is that of the Green Man the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form, a man with leaves for hair who dwells deep within the mythic forest. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over twenty anthologies, have gathered some of today’s finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Charles Vess Stardust brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth. The Green Man will become required reading for teenagers and adults alike not only for fans of fantasy fiction, but for anyone interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found in almost every culture the world over benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. In The Faery Reel, acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have asked some of today’s finest writers of fantastic fiction for short stories and poems that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature. This companion to the World Fantasy Award winner and Locus bestseller The Green Man is edgy, provocative, and thoroughly magical. Like the faeries themselves.

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People

What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess’s decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape and The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.

Year’s Best Fantasy

Tales As Deep As Legend And As New As DawnAcclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms and around the block with stories by: Terry Goodkin Nicola GriffithNalo Hopkinson George R.R. Martin Robert Sheckley Michael Swanwick

Year’s Best Fantasy

Tales As Deep As Legend And As New As DawnAcclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms and around the block with stories by: Terry Goodkin Nicola GriffithNalo Hopkinson George R.R. Martin Robert Sheckley Michael Swanwick

Year’s Best Fantasy 2

Undreamed Of Wonders FromThe Farthest Reaches Of ImaginationIn this second volume of the previous year’s finest short fantastic fiction, acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell showcases new works by stellar literary artists acknowledged masters of the genre and exceptionally talented newcomers alike. Astonishing worlds come alive in these pages realms of strange creatures and remarkable sorceries, as well as twisted shadow versions of our inhabited earthly plain. A bold and breathtaking compendium of tales including a new Earthsea story from the incomparable Ursula K. Le Guin Years’s Best Fantasy 2 is the state of the art of a unique and winning genre, offering unforgettable excursions into new realities wondrous, bizarre, enchanting…
and terrifying.

Year’s Best Fantasy 3

The door to fantastic worlds, skewed realities, and breathtaking other realms is opened wide to you once more in this third anthology of the finest short fantasy fiction to emerge over the past year, compiled by acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell. Rarely has a more magnificent collection of tales been contained between book covers phenomenal visions of the impossible made possible by some of the field’s most accomplished literary artists and stellar talents on the rise. Year’s Best Fantasy 3 is a heady brew of magic and wonder, strange journeys and epic quests, boldly concocted by the likes of Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee, and others. Step into a dimension beyond the limits of ordinary imagination…
and be amazed!.

Year’s Best Fantasy 4

There is magic in our world…
and in others. The fertile imagination can cultivate wondrous things, aided by ancient myths and memory, enduring childhood dreams and desires, and the power of cultural archetypes. Once again, award winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer reap a magnificent crop of superior fantasy short fiction the finest to blossom over the past twelve months. A cornucopia of remarkable tales from some of the field 146;s most acclaimed artists Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, Tanith Lee, and Michael Swanwick, to name but a few as well as stunning new works from emerging young talents, Year’s Best Fantasy 4 is a collection as magical as its illustrious predecessors, a feast for every true connoisseur of fantastic literature.

Year’s Best Fantasy 5

Magic lives in remarkable realms and in the short fiction of today’s top fantasists. In this fifth breathtaking volume of the year’s best flights of the fantastic, award winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer present a dazzling new array of wonders stories that break through the time honored conventions of the genre to carry the reader to astonishing places that only the most ingenious minds could conceive. In the able hands of Neil Gaiman, Kage Baker, Tim Powers, and others, miracles become tangible and true, impossible creatures roam unfettered, and fairy tales are reshaped, sharpened, and freed from the restrictive bonds of childhood. Lose yourself in these pages and in these worlds and discover the power, the beauty, the unparalleled enchantment of fantasy at its finest.

Year’s Best Fantasy 6

Continuing to showcase the most compelling new genre fiction, this annual compendium presents an impressive lineup of bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy. Fantasy fiction continues to attract talented authors and dedicated readers, and this intriguing sampler features the best new tales. Whether learning garden magic, battling trolls, or discovering one’s relative mortality, these wondrous stories tell of epic heroes and ordinary people performing feats of glory, honor, and occasional ridiculousness. This year’s contributors include Timothy J. Anderson, Laird Barron, Deborah Coates, Candas Jane Dorsey, Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Gavin J. Grant, Ann Harris, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Claude Lalumiere, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Patrick Samphire, Heather Shaw, Delia Sherman, Bruce Sterling, Jonathan Sullivan, Greg Van Eekhout, Jeff Vandermeer, Liz Williams, Connie Willis, and Gene Wolfe.

Year’s Best Fantasy 7

As with its predecessors in the series, the seventh installment of this annual anthology showcases bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy fiction. This volume is a compendium of the essential fantasy stories of 2006, a year of particularly outstanding and original offerings. Representing the breadth of talent in the fantasy genre, this year’s contributors include breakthrough talent Charles Stross, revered authors Peter S. Beagle and Gene Wolfe, and exciting newcomers Laird Barron and Martha Wells.

Year’s Best Fantasy 8

Continuing to showcase the most compelling new fiction of the genre, the anticipated eighth installment to this annual compendium presents an impressive lineup of bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy. Collecting the essential fantasy stories of 2007, this engaging volume will excite fans and serve as a reference guide for those looking to sample the top writers in the genre. This year’s contributors include international bestseller Neil Gaiman, influential heroic fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, historical fantasy novelist Kage Baker, classic genre wordsmiths Garth Nix and Tad Williams, and many others.

Year’s Best Fantasy 9

Twenty eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain.

More Short Trips (By:Stephen Cole)

A collection of short stories encompassing all eight Doctor Whos. The fifth Doctor and Nyssa are trapped in a house with no exits; romance blossoms when the TARDIS lands in Ancient Rome; the second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe entertain an unusual caller; and Tegan Jovanka meets a stranger on a train.

Short Trips and Side Steps (By:Stephen Cole,Jacqueline Rayner)

A collection of short stories encompassing all eight Doctor Whos, from the fifth Doctor and Peri in the Wild West to the seventh Doctor in a Birmingham balti house. Featured writers include Gary Russell, Mike Tucker, Robert Perry, Steve Lyons, Peter Anghelides and David A. McIntee.

The Doctor Who Stories (By:)

All fourteen stories from the ‘Doctor Who Files’, includes a never before published adventure, Speech Day, featuring the Master as his human alter ego, Harold Saxon. It is a full colour hardback book in a fabulous slipcase.

The Recent Weird

For more than 80 years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.

The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician

The stories included in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisdom and beauty, lovely lost women, wizards of every shade of eccentricity with their runic amulets and spells. We meet the melancholy deodands, who feed on human flesh and the twk men, who ride dragonflies and trade information for salt. There are monsters and demons. Each being is morally ambiguous: The evil are charming, the good are dangerous. All are at home in Vance’s lyrically described fantastic landscapes like Embelyon where, The sky was a mesh of vast ripples and cross ripples and these refracted a thousand shafts of colored light, rays which in mid air wove wondrous laces, rainbow nets, in all the jewel hues…
. The dying Earth itself is otherworldly: A dark blue sky, an ancient sun…
. Nothing of Earth was raw or harsh the ground, the trees, the rock ledge protruding from the meadow; all these had been worked upon, smoothed, aged, mellowed. The light from the sun, though dim, was rich and invested every object of the land…
with a sense of lore and ancient recollection. Welcome. The Dying Earth and its sequels comprise one of the most powerful fantasy/science fiction concepts in the history of the genre. They are packed with adventure but also with ideas, and the vision of uncounted human civilizations stacked one atop another like layers in a phyllo pastry thrills even as it induces a sense of awe at…
the fragility and transience of all things, the nobility of humanity s struggle against the certainty of an entropic resolution. Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas novels. He gives you glimpses of entire worlds with just perfectly turned language. If he d been born south of the border, he d be up for a Nobel Prize. Dan Simmons author of The Hyperion Cantos.

Cugel’s Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight

‘Vance sees himself in the tradition of popular fantasy writers, but his classic writing style is also comparagle to Homer’s Odyssey, and Cervante’s Don Quixote. Though the Cugel tales may lack the scope and pathos of the greatest adventure yarns, in the twenty-first century, they may be as close as one gets to the celebration of epic human perseverance.’–editor, Brilliance Audio Cugel’s Saga, published 17 years after Eyes of the Overworld, is the second novel that features the scoundrel and trickster, Cugel. Again, Cugel tests wits with Iucounu and acquires rudimentary powers himself. ‘Cugel the Clever [is a rogue so venal and unscrupulous that that he makes Harry Flashman look like Dudley Do-Right. How could you not love a guy like that?…
. Judging from the number of times that Cugel has come back…
you can’t keep a bad man down.’ -George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire. ‘Cugel the Clever [is a liar and thief in a doomed world of liars and thieves…
. Probably the least attractive hero it would be possible to find, struggling through a universe like a Hieronymus Bosch painting, a hero only in that nearly everybody else he encounters in that universe is on the make too, and yet the Cugel stories are howlingly funny.’ -Kage Baker, author of Empress of Mars.

The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever

The Eyes of the Overworld is the first of Vance’s picaresque novels about the scoundrel Cugel. Here he is sent by a magician he has wronged to a distant unknown country to retrieve magical lenses that reveal the Overworld. Conniving to steal the lenses, he escapes and, goaded by a homesick monster magically attached to his liver, starts to find his way home to Almery. The journey takes him across trackless mountains, wastelands, and seas. Vance s career began when he was in the merchant marine and continued through extended stays in exotic cities. Through cunning and dumb luck, the relentless Cugel survives one catastrophe after another, fighting off bandits, ghosts, and ghouls stealing, lying, and cheating without insight or remorse leaving only wreckage behind. Betrayed and betraying, he joins a cult group on a pilgrimage, crosses the Silver Desert as his comrades die one by one and, escaping the Rat People, obtains a spell that returns him home. There, thanks to incompetence and arrogance he misspeaks the words of a purloined spell and transports himself back to the same dismal place he began his journey.

Rhialto the Marvellous

Rhialto the Marvellous takes up the personal and political conflicts among a conclave of two dozen magicians of Ascolais and Almery in the 21st Aeon. The shocking appearance of the Llorio the Murtha, a powerful female force from an earlier aeon threatens to unbalance nature by ensqualming or feminizing the magicians. This triggers a tremendous struggle for power and the other mages turn against Rhialto. Hoping to reestablish his rightful place, Rhialto travels to other aeons to restore the missing Perciplex which projects the Mostrament, the constitution of the association. In his final adventure, Rhialto must, ultimately, travel to the very ends of time and space to confront an old adversary whom he had wronged and must commit further misdeeds to restore order. Out of this welter of exotic politics, values systems, personal eccentricity, and magic, the figure of Rhialto slowly comes into focus and takes on dimension. He is a vain, apparently superficial man, not ashamed to demonstrate his melancholy to enhance his reputation. But he is courteous, patient, and subtle, even kind. He is self aware and introspective as Cugel never could be the wisest and most sympathetic of all of Vance’s wizards.

Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance

Thank You, Mr. Vance, by Dean Koontz. 2009 by Dean Koontz. Preface, by Jack Vance. 2009 by Jack Vance. The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale, by Robert Silverberg. 2009 by Agberg, Ltd. Grolion of Almery, by Matthew Hughes. 2009 by Matt Hughes Company Ltd. The Copsy Door, by Terry Dowling. 2009 by Terry Dowling. Caulk the Witch Chaser, by Liz Williams. 2009 by Liz Williams. Inescapable, by Mike Resnick. 2009 by Mike Resnick. Abrizonde, by Walter Jon Williams. 2009 by Walter Jon Williams. The Traditions of Karzh, by Paula Volsky. 2009 by Paula Volsky. The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod, by Jeff VanderMeer. 2009 by Jeff VanderMeer. The Green Bird, by Kage Baker. 2009 by Kage Baker. The Last Golden Thread, by Phyllis Eisenstein. 2009 by Phyllis Eisenstein. An Incident in Uskvesh, by Elizabeth Moon. 2009 by Elizabeth Moon. Sylgarmo’s Proclamation, by Lucius Shepard. 2009 by Lucius Shepard. The Lamentably Comical Tragedy or the Laughably Tragic Comedy of Lival Laqavee, by Tad Williams. 2009 by Tad Williams. Guyal the Curator, by John C. Wright. 2009 by John C. Wright. The Good Magician, by Glen Cook. 2009 by Glen Cook. The Return of the Fire Witch, by Elizabeth Hand. 2009 by Elizabeth Hand. The Collegeum of Mauge, by Byron Tetrick. 2009 by Byron Tetrick. Evillo the Uncunning, by Tanith Lee. 2009 by Tanith Lee. The Guiding Nose of Ulf nt Bander z, by Dan Simmons. 2009 by Dan Simmons. Frogskin Cap, by Howard Waldrop. 2009 by Howard Waldrop. A Night at the Tarn House, by George R. R. Martin. 2009 by George R. R. Martin. An Invocation of Incuriosity, by Neil Gaiman. 2009 by Neil Gaiman.

Legends (By:Robert Silverberg)

Here they are, the writers and the worlds that have satisfied millions of readers. Each has returned to their compelling special places to tell a new tale that enriches and illuminates their most famous creations, in a big, lavish volume enhanced with color and illustrative materials. Many of the short novels take place at an earlier moment in the history of their worlds, and cast new light on the famous epics. Others fit into the already established patterns of their worlds, but happen offstage from the main action. All are essential reading to the millions of fans of these writers and worlds. Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in The Little Sisters of Eluria Terry Pratchett relates an amusing incident in Discworld, in The Sea and Little Fishes Terry Goodkind tells of the origin of the Border between realms in the world of The Sword of Truth in Debt of Bones Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice in Grinning Man Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine’s astonishing life in The Seventh Shrine Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn magic in Dragonfly Tad Williams tells an enthralling story of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man George R.R. Martin sets his adventure of The Hedge Knight a generation before his epic A Song of Ice and Fire Anne McCaffrey returns once again to her world of romance and adventure to tell of a Runner of Pern Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Saga is the setting of the revenge of The Wood Boy Robert Jordan, in the final section in the book, New Spring, tells of the meeting of Lan and Moiraine and of the beginning of their search for a baby just born who must lead in the final battle

Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (By:Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon)

Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand alones perfect introductions to the work of their authors and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season. ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with Homecoming, a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream…
or is it a memory?GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in The Sworn Sword, set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire. ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne er do wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in The Yazoo Queen. DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga Lord John Grey in Lord John and the Succubus, a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War. ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history and remote future as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in The Book of Changes. TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in The Happiest Dead Boy in the World. ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming Beyond Between. RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in The Messenger. ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in Threshold, set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series. NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award winning novel American Gods in The Monarch of the Glen. TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in Indomitable, the tale of Jair Ohmsford s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch…
armed only with the magic of illusion. From the Hardcover edition.

Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg)

Legends, the landmark series of unabridged fantasy audio, continues with this latest collection of the genre’s most popular authors, spinning all new adventures set in the fantastic worlds they created in their best selling series. In this astonishing third volume, Terry Goodkind’s Debt of Bones, tells of the origin of the border between the warring realms in his The Sword of Truth series. Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn the divine secrets of magic in Dragonfly. And Tad Williams tells a dark and enthralling tale of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man. The Legends series spans four audio volumes and includes unabridged short novels from the greatest living writers in all fantasy. Look for other Legends volumes with stories from: Stephen King, Robert Silverberg, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin and Raymond E. Feist. Terry Goodkind’s first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. The Sword of Truth series includes Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, and most recently, Temple of the Winds. Ursula K. Le Guin’s award winning body of work features such acclaimed classics as The Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, and The Dispossessed. Tad Williams’s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy includes The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower. Sam Tsoutsouvas performs Debt of Bones. Kathryn Walker performs Dragonfly. Frank Muller performs The Burning Man. Volume Four, coming in April 1999, includes Pern: Runner of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, performed by Kathryn Walker, The Riftwar Saga: The Wood Boy by George R.R. Martin, performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas and A Song of Ice and Fire: The Hedge Knight by Raymond E. Feist, performed by Frank Muller.

Now We Are Sick

Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones have gathered together a unique collection of funny, frivolous and frightening poems by thirty of the world’s best known science fiction, fantasy and horror authors. You are guaranteed to scream with laughter and chuckle in fear as you enter the warped imaginations of these masters of the macabre, for better or verse. Poems by: Brian Aldiss, Sharon Baker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Ian Childer, Storm Constantine, Galad Elflandsson, Jo Fletcher, John M. Ford, Stephen Gallagher, David Garnett, John Grant, Colin Greenland, James Herbert, Richard Hill, Diana Wynne Jones, Garry Kilworth, Harry Adam Knight, R.A. Lafferty, Samatha Lee, Alan Moore, Kim Newman, Ian Pemble, Terry Pratchett, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Jody Scott, S.P. Somtow, Alex Stewart, David Sutton and Gene Wolfe. ‘If for children you mistook The rhymes and poems in this book, We must at once apologize And open up your blinkered eyes. Please do not feel sad or lonely When we warn: FOR ADULTS ONLY!’ The Editors Reviews: ‘A very morbid, very funny collection.’ Amazing Stories ‘Slick, gross, humorous, wry, slanted, poignant, moving, vomit inducing and great, great fun…
If you have the same warped sense of black humor as I do, then this is a definite must.’ Starburst ‘A delightful anthology of gruesome rhyme.’ The Dark Side

The Sandman: Book of Dreams

There is a dark king who rules our dreams from a place of shadows and fantastic things. He is Morpheus, the lord of story. Older than humankind itself, he inhabits along with Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium, his Endless sisters and brothers the realm of human consciousness. His powers are myth and nightmare inspirations, pleasures, and punishments manifested beneath the blanketing mist of sleep. Surrender to him now.A stunning collection of visions, wonders, horrors, hallucinations, and revelations from Clive Barker, Barbara Hambly, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, Nancy A. Collins, and sixteen other incomparable dreamers inspired by the groundbreaking, bestselling graphic novel phenomenon by Neil Gaiman.

In the Shadow of the Gargoyle

For centuries, they have watched over us. Leering from the arches and peaks of ancient cathedrals. Spreading their wings across hallowed doorways. Even decorating our homes in stony, silent elegance. Are they angels or demons? Sacred or profane? In the Shadow of the Gargoyle features fifteen original stories and two classic tales of the legendary gargoyle. The contributors range from bestselling masters to the hottest newcomers award winners, artists, musicians, and, yes, gargoyle collectors. Each of them experts at drawing blood from a stone…
Contributors include: Harlan Ellison Neil Gaiman Katherine Kurtz Brian Lumley Jane Yolen Charles L. Grant John Mason Skipp Nancy Holder Alan Rodgers Lucy Taylor Jo Clayton Don D’Ammassa Christa Faust Robert J. Harris Brian Hodge Caitlin R. Kiernan Marc Levinthal Melanie Tem Wendy Webb

Bento: Story Art Box

Illustrated fiction graphic novel with various authors. Beautiful book. Enjoy!

Smoke and Mirrors

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories several of which have never before appeared in print and more than half that have never been collected that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second hand store…
a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by teh railroad tracks…
a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

Hellbound Hearts

Clive Barker’s iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites in this collection of stories inspired by The Hellbound Heart. Featured here is the graphic work ‘Wordsworth,’ from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence one torturous puzzle at a time…
. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family’s mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.

Stories: All New Tales

‘The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination…
.’ The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more to find the answer to the question: ‘And then what happened?’ The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O’Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and ‘master anthologist’ Booklist Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this ‘new literature of the imagination’ is high. ‘We wanted to read stories that used a lightning flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all.’ Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man’s descent into evil in ‘Devil on the Staircase.’ In ‘Catch and Release,’ Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in ‘Unwell.’ Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in ‘Wildfire in Manhattan.’ Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams’s ‘The Knife.’ Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in ‘The Therapist.’ A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman’s novelette ‘The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.’ As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume sure to become a classic will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.

Zombies: The Recent Dead

You can’t kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero’s living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video gaming targets, post apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic. Evidently, we have an enduring hunger for this infinite onslaught of the ever hungry dead. Hoards of readers are now devouring zombie fiction faster than armies of the undead could chow down their brains. It’s a sick job, but somebody had to do it: explore the innumerable necrotic nightmares of the latest, greatest, most fervent devotion in the history of humankind and ferret out the best of new millenial zombie stories: Zombies: The Recent Dead.

Songs of Love and Death

IN this star studded cross genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand new tales of ill fated love. From zombie infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery haunted rural fields in eighteenth century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with The Thing About Cassandra, a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows. Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents Love Hurts, in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN

A Study in Sherlock

BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one of a kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective. Thomas Perry, for example, has Dr. Watson tell his tale, in a virtuoso work of alternate history that finds President McKinley approaching the sleuth with a disturbing request; Lee Child sends an FBI agent to investigate a crime near today’s Baker Street only to get a twenty first century shock; Jacqueline Winspear spins a story of a plucky boy inspired by the detective to make his own deductions; and graphic artist Colin Cotterill portrays his struggle to complete this assignment in his hilarious The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story. In perfect tribute comes this delicious collection of twisty, clever, and enthralling studies of a timeless icon. Featuring stories from Alan BradleyTony BroadbentJan BurkeLionel ChetwyndLee ChildColin Cotterill Neil GaimanLaura LippmanGayle Lynds & John SheldonPhillip & Jerry MargolinMargaret MaronThomas PerryS. J. RozanDana StabenowCharles ToddJacqueline Winspear print version only

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