Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children’s literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of “literary” and “genre” fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim.
Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman’s myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true “must-have” for his ever growing legion of fans.
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HANK WAGNER’s reviews and interviews have appeared in Mystery Scene, Cemetery Dance, Hellnotes, and The New York Review of Science Fiction. Wagner is a co-author of The Complete Stephen King Universe.
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of numerous novels, of which there are 8 million copies in print. His non-fiction work includes The Complete Stephen King Universe and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher’s Guide.
STEPHEN R. BISSETTE is a cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher. He is best-known for Saga of the Swamp Thing, Taboo, '1963,' Tyrant, and co-creating John Constantine. Bissette also illustrates books and has authored fiction and non-fiction.
Fans’ guidebooks have been done for many a genre fiction star, most notably Stephen King, but unlike most of the others, this one’s getting a 100,000-copy first printing from a major publisher. Quixotic? Well, if anyone could justify such a splash for such a seemingly narrow-interest item, it would be the man who, more than anyone else, made the graphic novel commercially viable and whose most recent prose novel, Anansi Boys (2005), debuted at number one on the New York Times’ best-seller list: Neil Gaiman. In each of 10 parts, a different period or kind of Gaiman’s output—early work, the Sandman series, graphic novels, comics, novels, children’s books, short stories, verse, screenplays, and “oddities”—is described in chronology. Connections to other books, characters, and real persons are noted; quotes extracted from Gaiman’s interviews and correspondence are provided; and remarks by his many collaborators are inserted where relevant. An eleventh part contains a highly entertaining 60-page recent interview. Other big attractions are previously unpublished writings, including a comics story and a hysterical “special report,” “Who Was Jack the Ripper?” coauthored with Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman. Because Gaiman’s so congenial, witty, and unpretentious, there’s lots to enjoy here, even for those who know only corners of his tremendous oeuvre. If everyone who has bought even just the Sandman series gets a copy, a second, larger printing will be in order. --Ray Olson
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