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Wagner, Hank, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette. Prince of Stories: The many worlds of neil gaiman. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008. 
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-312-38765-5
BibTeX citation key: Wagner2008
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Keywords: Commentary, Gaiman. Neil, Interview, McKean. Dave, United Kingdom
Creators: Bissette, Golden, Wagner
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (New York)
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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Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman.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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exploring the In-Between
Terry Pratchett: A Slightly Worn but Still Quite Lovely Foreword

1. The Early Years (7)
Including Duran Duran: The Book (1984), Ghastly Beyond Belief (1985), Don’t Panic (1988), and Now We Are Sick (1994), as well as Outrageous Tales From the Old Testament and other early comics. Plus:
– “Fantasy Time at the New Imperial” (a never before published article written after Gaiman attended FantasyCon VIII, 1984)
– “Who Was Jack the Ripper?” by Neil Gaiman, Eugene Byrne, and Kim Newman, from The Truth, Number Twelve, 20 October 1988

2. The Sandman (27)
– The Sandman: Introduction (1988–1996)
– The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
– A Few Words From Mike Dringenberg
– The Sandman Volume 2 : The Doll’s House
– The Sandman Volume 3: Dream Country
– The Sandman Volume 4: Season of Mists
– The Sandman Volume 5: A Game of You
– The Sandman Volume 6: Fables & Reflections
– A Few Words From P. Craig Russell
– The Sandman Volume 7: Brief Lives
– A Conversation With Jill Thompson
– The Sandman Volume 8: Worlds’ End
– The Sandman Volume 9: The Kindly Ones
– The Sandman Volume 10: The Wake
– The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (1999)
– Death: The High Cost of Living (1994) and Death: The Time of Your Life (1997)
– The Sandman: Endless Nights (2003)
– “The Flowers of Romance” from Winter’s Edge #1 (1998)
– “A Winter’s Tale” from Winter’s Edge #2 (1999)
– “How They Met Themselves” from Winter’s Edge #3 (2000)

3. The Graphic Novels (151)
Violent Cases (1987)
– A Conversation with Dave McKean
Signal to Noise (1992)
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (1994)
– A Conversation with Rogues: Discussing the theatrical adaptation of Mr. Punch with the Rogue Artists Ensemble
– Neil Gaiman on Dave McKean (an essay)
Melinda (2004)

4. The Comics (177)
– Black Orchid (1988)
Notes Towards a Vegetable Theology
– The Books of Magic (1991)
– Sweeney Todd and Other Taboos (1990–1992)
– “Blood Monster” (1992)
– 24 Hour Comics: Being An Account Of The Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolus (1990)
– Miracleman #17–24 (1992)
– A Conversation with Mark Buckingham
– The Children’s Crusade (1993)
– Spawn #9 & Angela #1–3 (1993–1995)
– The Last Temptation (1994)
– Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days (1999)
– Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000)
– 1602 (2003)
– The Eternals (2006/2007)
– Tekno Comics
– Rarities, Dabblings, and Jams

5. The Novels (295)
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990)
Neverwhere (1996)
Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realm of Faerie (1997/1998)
– A Conversation with Charles Vess
American Gods (2001)
Anansi Boys (2005)
– Time in the Smoke (someday)

6. The Children’s Books (343)
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1998)
Coraline (2002)
The Wolves in the Walls (2003)
InterWorld (with Michael Reaves) (2007)
Odd and the Frost Giants (2008)
The Dangerous Alphabet (2008)
The Graveyard Book (2008)

7. The Short Stories (375)

8. The Poems and Songs (403)

9. The Scripts (413)
– Neverwhere (1996)
– Princess Mononoke (1997; U.S. version, 1999)
– Day of the Dead (Babylon 5) (1998)
– A Short Film About John Bolton (2003)
– Mirrormask (2005)
– Beowulf (2007)

10. The Oddities (439)
– A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002)
– Gaiman Conceptions

11. The World of Neil Gaiman (445)
– The Interview
– The Journal
– The Fabulous Lorraine
– Strange Things That Happen at Signings: A Modest Proposal

12. The Appendices (519)
Appendix 1: The Gaiman Timeline
Appendix 2: The Audio Gaiman
Appendix 3: Further Reading
Appendix 4: Related Web Sites
Appendix 5: Notes

Index (533)
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