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    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)

    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
    Neil Gaiman: Adventures in the Dream Trade (SIGNED HB)
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    Hardbound. Neil Gaiman is most widely known for his graphic novels, short stories, and -now- his most recent novel American Gods (w/c you ought to have bought and read). Adventures in the Dream Trade shows other sides of the writer.
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    Format: Hardbound

    Condition: brand new

    Pages: 288pp, 2002 edition

    Status: Only 2,000 hardbound copies available. SIGNED by the author Neil Gaiman


    From copyright page: Adventures in the Dream Trade was printed in an edition of 2000 numbered hardcover books, of which the first 300 were signed by the author and artist, bound with special endpapers and slipcased. Of these 300 copies, the first 10 are lettered A through J and the remainder are numbered 1 through 290. The trade copies are numbered 291 through 1990. No other copies will be printed in hardcover.

    Here's the problem- the constraints of this format mean we have to present a linear description of Neil Gaiman. But Neil Gaiman is a multi-dimensional- as well as a multimedia- creator. So, what you read here is a shadow of a projection. Some points to determine that line- born in the UK; came to the US in 1992; lives in the Upper Midwest. He writes; he writes songs, poems, short stories, novels- both graphic and prose. He writes by himself; he collaborates with Terry Pratchett. He edits anthologies. Probably as a result of his British schooling, he writes essays- excellent ones; sometimes they sneak in as introduction, forewords, or afterwords to someone else's book. Often the book is only a launching platform into the vasty reaches of bibliospace. Oh, yes, he wrote The Sandman graphic novels. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" received the 1991 Best Short Story World Fantasy Award- imagine that, a prestigious award given to a comic book. Why are you wasting time reading this flap? Go read this book.

    Neil Gaiman is most widely known for his graphic novels, short stories, and -now- his most recent novel American Gods (w/c you ought to have bought and read). Adventures in the Dream Trade shows other sides of the writer. This book is:

    A journal- a web log- covering February to September 2001 (includes short entries on 9/11). This daily material was written so that his fans could see just what happens after a book is accepted. Join Neil in his proofreading, rewriting, grueling promotional tours, signing endless autographs, being polite to thoughtless people. This is a fascinating book inside the black box- a manuscript goes in and a book pops out at your neighborhood store.

    Here- are some of Neil's poems and song lyrics. You have to disguise poetry as songs in many cases because everyone knows that no-one reads poetry any more. You will be particularly enamored of "How to Write Longfellow's Hiawatha." Some of the songs were written for the Flash Girls duo- Emma Bull and the Fabulous Lorraine Garland.

    Yes, there are some stories- stories from obscure venues- stories that Neil wrote mostly for fun. You may not have read some of these. Be glad Neil selected them for inclusino or you might never have seen them.

    Essays and introductions: there's a fuzzy line between them. An introduction to another writer's stories or to an anthology can easily turn into an essay on Greek mythology or nightmares. Envy the writer who has a Gaiman introduction to add cachet to his work.

    In case you're interested- the book's title came from John M. Ford who also wrote the introduction. Only fair, Neil wrote the introduction to his book when John was Boskone Guest of Honor. Neil's intro is included in this volume.

    CONTENTS:

    The Introduction (John M. Ford)

    Mostly Introductions
    Fan Letter
    Shameful Secrets of Comics Retailing: The Lingerie Connection
    But What Has That to Do with Bacchus? (Deadface)
    Breathtaker
    Bratpack (Rick Veitch)
    Astro City: Confession (Kurt Busiek)
    300 Good Reasons to Resent Dave Sim (Cerebus)
    Tantrum (Jules Feiffer)
    The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller)
    Starchild: Crossroads (James A. Owen)
    The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aetheric Flyer (Lupoff and Stiles)
    Of Time and Gully Foyle (Alfred Bester)
    Concerning Dreams and Nightmares (H.P. Lovecraft)
    The Einstein Intersection (Samuel Delany)
    The Swords of Lankhmar (Fritz Leiber)
    The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
    The King of Elfland's Daughter (Lord Dunsany)
    Curiosities: Lud-in-the-Mist (Hope Mirrless)
    From the End of the Twentieth Century (John M. Ford)
    Jonathan Carroll
    Roger Zelazny
    The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (Harlan Ellison)
    Banging the Drum for Harlan Ellison
    After They've Brought on the Dancing Girls

    Poetry

    A Writer'S Prayer
    Neil's Thankyou Pome
    Sonnet
    How to Write Longfellow's "Hiawatha"
    The Old Warlock's Reverie: A Pantoum

    Flash Girls
    In Re: Pansy Smith and Violet Jones
    Banshee
    Post Mortem of Our Love
    Personal Thing
    All Purpose Folk Song
    A Girl Needs a Knife

    American Gods Web Log

    Fiction

    Hallowe'en
    December 7, 1995 (from Tori Amos Dew Drop Inn Tour book)
    Good Boys Deserve Favours
    The Flints of Memory Lane
    Essay for Patti
    On Gaiman
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