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Neil Gaiman is a best-selling and award-winning fantasy author that has written fiction and nonfiction. He has also written for television, film, radio, and the theater. Born in 1960 in Portchester, Hampshire, the British author is of Polish-Jewish descent.

Order of American Gods Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 American Gods 2001 Description / Buy
2 Anansi Boys 2005 Description / Buy
3 The Monarch of the Glen 2016 Description / Buy
4 Black Dog 2016 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of American Gods Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 American Gods 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Monarch of the Glen 2016 Description / Buy
3 Anansi Boys 2005 Description / Buy
4 Black Dog 2016 Description / Buy

Order of American Gods Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 American Gods, Volume 1 2018 Description / Buy
2 American Gods, Volume 2 2019 Description / Buy
3 American Gods, Vol. 3 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Sandman Graphic Novels

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

Order of Sandman Non-Fiction Books

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1 Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers, 1989-1997 1997 Description / Buy
2 The Sandman Companion 1999 Description / Buy
3 The Quotable Sandman 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Babylon 5 Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 In the Beginning ( By: Peter David) 1995 Description / Buy
2 Thirdspace ( By: Peter David) 1998 Description / Buy
3 Day of the Dead (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
4 A Call to Arms ( By: Robert Sheckley) 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Batman Graphic Novels

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1 Batman: A Death in the Family ( By: Jim Starlin) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Black and White, Vol. 1 1998 Description / Buy
3 Batman and Son ( By: Grant Morrison) 2005 Description / Buy
4 Face the Face ( By: James Robinson) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Batman Noir ( By: Jeph Loeb) 2005 Description / Buy
6 Batman Hush ( By: Jeph Loeb) 2005 Description / Buy
7 Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
8 Batman: Gotham Shall Be Judged ( By: David Hine) 2012 Description / Buy
9 Tales of the Batman ( By: Len Wein) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Best American Comics Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best American Comics 2010 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Chu Series

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1 Chu's Day (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Chu's First Day of School (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Chu's Day at the Beach (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Death Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The High Cost of Living (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
2 Death Talks About Life (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
3 The Time of Your Life (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
4 The Absolute Death 2009 Description / Buy

Order of InterWorld Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 InterWorld 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Silver Dream 2013 Description / Buy
3 Eternity's Wheel 2015 Description / Buy

Order of London Below Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Neverwhere 1996 Description / Buy
2 How the Marquis Got His Coat Back 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Marvel 1602 Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Marvel 1602 2003 Description / Buy
2 Marvel 1602: New World (Short Story) ( By: Greg Pak) 2006 Description / Buy
3 Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (Short Story) ( By: Peter David) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Marvel Masters Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Marvel Masters 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Tales of Kurt Busiek 2007 Description / Buy
3 The British Invasion, Volume 1 2007 Description / Buy
4 The Tales of Chris Claremont 2008 Description / Buy
5 The Art of John Romita Jr. 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Tales of Kurt Busiek & The Art of John Romita Sr. & John Romita Jr. 2010 Description / Buy
7 The Tales of Chris Claremont & The Art of John Byrne & Jim Lee 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Miracleman Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Golden Age 1992 Description / Buy
2 Apocrypha 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man Series with James Vance

# Read Title Published Details
1 Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume One ( With: James Vance) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume Two ( With: James Vance) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Spawn Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Angela's Hunt (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Temps Series with Alex Stewart

# Read Title Published Details
1 Temps 1991 Description / Buy
2 Eurotemps 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Neil Gaiman Standalone Novels

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Black Dog by Neil Gaiman 1796 Description / Buy
2 Shoggoth's Old Peculiar 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Sleeper and the Spindle (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
5 How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Neil Gaiman Plays

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Children's Books

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Graphic Novels

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Short Story Collections

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Non-Fiction Books

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

Order of Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Series

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

Order of Rhysling Anthology Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2016 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association 2017 Description / Buy
2 The 2019 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2018 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Snow White, Blood Red 1993 Description / Buy
2 Snow White, Blood Red 1993 Description / Buy
3 Black Thorn, White Rose 1994 Description / Buy
4 Black Thorn, White Rose 1994 Description / Buy
5 Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears 1995 Description / Buy
6 Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears 1995 Description / Buy
7 Black Swan, White Raven 1997 Description / Buy
8 Black Swan, White Raven 1997 Description / Buy
9 Silver Birch, Blood Moon 1999 Description / Buy

Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Series

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

Order of The Book of Cthulhu Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Book of Cthulhu 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Book of Cthulhu II 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Mythic Fiction Anthology Series

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1 The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest 2002 Description / Buy
2 The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest 2002 Description / Buy
3 The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm 2004 Description / Buy
4 The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm 2004 Description / Buy
5 The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People 2009 Description / Buy

Order of UFO Anthology Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Unidentified Funny Objects 2012 Description / Buy
2 Unidentified Funny Objects 2 2013 Description / Buy
3 Unidentified Funny Objects 3 2014 Description / Buy
4 Funny Science Fiction 2015 Description / Buy
5 Unidentified Funny Objects 4 2015 Description / Buy
6 Funny Fantasy 2016 Description / Buy
7 Unidentified Funny Objects 5 2016 Description / Buy
8 Funny Horror 2017 Description / Buy
9 Unidentified Funny Objects 6 2017 Description / Buy
10 Unidentified Funny Objects 7 2018 Description / Buy
11 Unidentified Funny Objects 8 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Year's Best Fantasy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Year's Best Fantasy 2001 Description / Buy
2 Year's Best Fantasy 2001 Description / Buy
3 Year's Best Fantasy 2 2002 Description / Buy
4 Year's Best Fantasy 3 2003 Description / Buy
5 Year's Best Fantasy 4 2004 Description / Buy
6 Year's Best Fantasy 5 2005 Description / Buy
7 Year's Best Fantasy 6 2006 Description / Buy
8 Year's Best Fantasy 7 2007 Description / Buy
9 Year's Best Fantasy 8 2008 Description / Buy
10 Year's Best Fantasy 9 2009 Description / Buy

Neil Gaiman Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ghastly Beyond Belief 1985 Description / Buy
2 Now We Are Sick 1991 Description / Buy
3 The Weerde, Book 1 1992 Description / Buy
4 The Weerde, Book 2 1993 Description / Buy
5 The Sandman: Book of Dreams 1996 Description / Buy
6 Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror 1998 Description / Buy
7 In the Shadow of the Gargoyle 1998 Description / Buy
8 Crossing the Border: Tales of Erotic Ambiguity 1998 Description / Buy
9 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror 1999 Description / Buy
10 Bento: Story Art Box 2001 Description / Buy
11 9-11, Volume 2 2002 Description / Buy
12 Hellbound Hearts 2009 Description / Buy
13 Stories: All New Tales 2010 Description / Buy
14 Zombies: The Recent Dead 2010 Description / Buy
15 Songs of Love and Death 2010 Description / Buy
16 The Urban Fantasy Anthology 2011 Description / Buy
17 Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed 2011 Description / Buy
18 A Study in Sherlock 2011 Description / Buy
19 Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful 2012 Description / Buy
20 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
21 Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron 2012 Description / Buy
22 Ghosts: Recent Hauntings 2012 Description / Buy
23 Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories 2013 Description / Buy
24 Weird Detectives 2013 Description / Buy
25 All Star Future Shocks 2013 Description / Buy
26 Unnatural Creatures 2013 Description / Buy
27 Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala 2013 Description / Buy
28 Rogues 2014 Description / Buy
29 Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories 2014 Description / Buy
30 Fables from the Fountain 2018 Description / Buy
31 Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories 2019 Description / Buy
32 War on Christmas 2020 Description / Buy
33 Relics, Wrecks and Ruins 2021 Description / Buy
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His great-grandfather left Antwerp (Belgium) for the UK in the early 1900s. Gaiman’s grandfather found a home in Portsmouth, England where he nurtured his chain of grocery stores. During those days, Gaiman’s grandfather went by the name ‘Chaiman’.

This was the surname his family carried. However, he eventually changed it to ‘Gaiman’ which the author and his father also use. The son of a pharmacist (mother) and an older brother to two sisters, Neil Gaiman’s history is heavily steeped in Scientology.

Not only did his parents frequent the East Grinstead (West Sussex) Scientology center but his sister eventually landed a job at LA’s Church of Scientology. His sisters have always described themselves as a family of Jewish-Scientologists.

Gaiman agrees with this description. However, he does not associate with Judaism and Scientology. While he agrees that the beliefs stand at the center of his family’s values, he hasn’t embraced them.

Before Gaiman became a bestselling author, he was an avid reader. This made Gaiman a great student. Because he took to reading at the tender age of four, he would always read the textbooks the school handed out to the students at the beginning of the term.

As such, he was far better prepared than most of his classmates. His fascination with fantasy was shaped by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. He found the first two books in the school library and they took his breath away.

He was fortunate enough to win an Engish Prize at his school because the winnings allowed him to secure the final novel in the LOTR series. Gaiman’s reading habits were further advanced by C.S. Lewis.

Gaiman couldn’t get enough of Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. He was fascinated by the writer’s parenthetical statements and he couldn’t wait to replicate the technique when he became a published author.

As a young adult, Gaiman’s talents took him into journalism. He spent the early 1980s doing interviews and writing for publications like Imagine Magazine and the British Fantasy Society. Gaiman knew that he wanted to write novels, and he hoped that his work as a journalist would afford him the connections he needed to advance in the industry.

But then he stumbled upon a copy of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing as he waited for a train at Victoria Station and everything changed. The issue blew Gaiman’s mind because he did not expect comic books to take such a fresh and exciting approach to storytelling.

It was at that point that the author pivoted into comic books. Some people might remember Gaiman in the 1980s for his Duran Duran biography. But the book was eventually eclipsed by the work he did on titles like ‘Black Orchid’, ‘The Sandman’, and ‘ Swamp Thing’.

It wasn’t until 1996 that Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman’s first novel was published, turning him into the fantasy fiction icon that everyone knows.

Neil Gaiman Awards

Gaiman’s long list of accolades includes World Fantasy, Mythopoeic Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Hugo, Newberry Medal, and Nebula Awards.

Neil Gaiman Books into Movies

Stardust, Gaiman’s 1997 novel, became a 2007 live-action movie starring Charlie Cox and Claire Danes. Coraline, Gaiman’s 2002 novella, became a 2009 stop-motion animated movie of the same name.

American Gods, a 2001 novel, became a 2017 live-action TV show. Good Omens, which Gaiman wrote with Terry Pratchett in 1990 also received a live-action TV adaptation in 2019.

Best Neil Gaiman Books

Gaiman’s dreams of writing fiction were kickstarted by R. A. Lafferty. Gaiman wrote him a letter at the age of nine and Lafferty responded with a highly informative letter filled with literary advice. Some of the best books in Gaiman’s bibliography include:

Coraline: When Coraline’s family moved into their new flat, she noticed that, of the fourteen doors, only thirteen could open. The fourteenth was supposed to lead to a brick wall. But when Coraline opened it one random day, she found a passage leading to another house, one that not only looked like hers but which had a father and a mother who wanted Coraline to stay with them.

What’s more, Coraline found that other children were trapped in mirrors in this bizarre house, and Coraline was their only hope.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: When a middle-aged man returns home for a funeral, he cannot help but visit the farm at the end of the road. At first, the farm sparks all the right memories, reminding the man of the remarkable girl he met there when he was 7. But then new memories start emerging, terrible memories filled with death and darkness and promises from young, magical Lettie Hempstock.

When Does The Next Neil Gaiman book come out?

Neil Gaiman doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Eternals and was released on December, 8th 2020. It is the newest book in the Neil Gaiman Graphic Novels.

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