Prince of Stories (Paperback)

The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman

By Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, Stephen R. Bissette, Terry Pratchett (Foreword by)

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312373726, 560pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2009

List Price: 34.99*
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December 2008 Indie Next List

“A bibliography, a biography, and a miscellany of Neil Gaiman and his work. For new readers or devotees, here's a host of background information and insights.”
— Brian Grover, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, Brookfield, WI
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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's work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal global following.

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Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work—such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and a never-before-published essay—this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in-depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, Prince of Stories includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae. It is both an insightful introduction to his work and a true "must-have" for his ever-growing legion of fans.

About the Author

Hank Wagner is a respected critic and journalist. Among the many publications in which his work regularly appears are Cemetery Dance and Mystery Scene.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, and the comic book series featuring the same character.

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.

Praise For Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman

“This tribute is a tremendous gift to Neil Gaiman fans. . . . Well written, well organized, and fun to peruse.” —VOYA magazine

“There's a lot to enjoy here, even for those who know only the corners of [Gaiman's] tremendous oeuvre.” —Booklist

“Simply terrific . . . This is just essential reading for Gaiman fans. Highly recommended.” —Loglines

“Verdict: 8/10. An impressive and heartily researched tome on one of pop culture's giants. A must for fans of the author in any of his mediums.” —Total Sci Fi