Neil Gaiman Books

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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

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

Chronological Order of American Gods Series

1American Gods2001Description / Buy
2The Monarch of the Glen2016Description / Buy
3Anansi Boys2005Description / Buy
4Black Dog2016Description / Buy

Order of American Gods Graphic Novels

1American Gods, Volume 1 2018Description / Buy
2American Gods, Volume 2 2019Description / Buy
3American Gods, Vol. 3 2019Description / Buy

Order of Sandman Graphic Novels

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

Order of Sandman Non-Fiction Books

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

Order of Babylon 5 Series

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

Order of Best American Comics Series

1The Best American Comics 2010 2010Description / Buy

Order of Chu Series

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

Order of Death Graphic Novels

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

Order of InterWorld Series

1InterWorld 2007Description / Buy
2The Silver Dream 2013Description / Buy
3Eternity's Wheel 2015Description / Buy

Order of London Below Series

1Neverwhere 1996Description / Buy
2How the Marquis Got His Coat Back 2014Description / Buy

Order of Marvel 1602 Series

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

Order of Marvel Masters Collections

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

Order of Miracleman Graphic Novels

1The Golden Age 1992Description / Buy
2Apocrypha 1993Description / Buy

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

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

Order of Spawn Graphic Novels

1Angela's Hunt (Short Story) 1996Description / Buy

Order of Temps Series with Alex Stewart

1Temps 1991Description / Buy
2Eurotemps 1992Description / Buy

Order of Neil Gaiman Standalone Novels

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Short Stories/Novellas

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Plays

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Children's Books

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Graphic Novels with

1Violent Cases (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
2Breakthrough (Short Story) 1990Description / Buy
3Black Orchid 1990Description / Buy
4Signal to Noise (Short Story) 1992Description / Buy
5Murder Mysteries 1992Description / Buy
6The Books of Magic 1993Description / Buy
7The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch (Short Story) 1994Description / Buy
8Snow, Glass, Apples 1995Description / Buy
9Spawn: Angela's Hunt 1995Description / Buy
10Neil Gaiman's Wheel of Worlds 1996Description / Buy
11The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (Short Story) 1996Description / Buy
12The Last Temptation 1997Description / Buy
13The Compleat Alice Cooper 1997Description / Buy
14Stardust 1998Description / Buy
15Only the End of the World Again 2000Description / Buy
16Creatures of the Night 2000Description / Buy
17Harlequin Valentine (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
18The Wolves in the Walls 2003Description / Buy
19The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1 2003Description / Buy
20A Study in Emerald 2004Description / Buy
21MirrorMask (Short Story) 2005Description / Buy
22Melinda 2005Description / Buy
23Eternals 2006Description / Buy
24The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch 2007Description / Buy
25Coraline 2008Description / Buy
26Hansel and Gretel (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
27Free Country: A Tale of The Children's Crusade 2015Description / Buy
28The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman 2016Description / Buy
29Troll Bridge (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
30Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire 2017Description / Buy
31The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel 2017Description / Buy
32Likely Stories 2018Description / Buy
33Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams ( With:) 2020Description / Buy
34Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy

Order of Neil Gaiman Short Story Collections

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

Order of Neil Gaiman Non-Fiction Books

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

Order of Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Series

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

Order of Rhysling Anthology Series

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

Order of Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Series

1Snow White, Blood Red 1993Description / Buy
2Black Thorn, White Rose 1994Description / Buy
3Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears 1995Description / Buy
4Black Swan, White Raven 1997Description / Buy
5Silver Birch, Blood Moon 1999Description / Buy
6Black Heart, Ivory Bones 2000Description / Buy

Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Series

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

Order of The Book of Cthulhu Series

1The Book of Cthulhu 2011Description / Buy
2The Book of Cthulhu II 2012Description / Buy

Order of The Mythic Fiction Anthology Series

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

Order of UFO Anthology Series

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

Order of Year's Best Fantasy Series

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

Order of The Dying Earth Series with Dean Koontz, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Kage Baker, Robert Silverberg, Gardner R. Dozois, , Walter Jon Williams, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, Mike Resnick, Lucius Shepard, Jeff VanderMeer, , , John C. Wright, Dan Simmons, , , Glen Cook, Jack Vance

1The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician ( By: Jack Vance) 1950Description / Buy
2Cugel's Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight ( By: Jack Vance) 1966Description / Buy
3The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever ( By: Jack Vance) 1966Description / Buy
4A Quest for Simbilis ( By:) 1974Description / Buy
5Morreion (Short Story) ( By: Jack Vance) 1978Description / Buy
6The Seventeen Virgins ( By: Jack Vance) 1979Description / Buy
7The Bagful of Dreams ( By: Jack Vance) 1979Description / Buy
8Rhialto the Marvellous ( By: Jack Vance) 1984Description / Buy
9The Laughing Magician ( By: Jack Vance) 2006Description / Buy
10Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance ( With: Dean Koontz, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Kage Baker, Robert Silverberg, Gardner R. Dozois, , Walter Jon Williams, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, Mike Resnick, Lucius Shepard, Jeff VanderMeer, , , John C. Wright, Dan Simmons, , , Glen Cook, Jack Vance) 2009Description / Buy

Order of New Cthulhu Series

1New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird ( With: , Cherie Priest, John Shirley, Elizabeth Bear, Charles Stross, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, China Miéville, , , , , Dale Bailey, John Langan, Tim Pratt, Laird Barron, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Sarah Monette, Nathan Ballingrud, , Nick Mamatas) 2011Description / Buy
2New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird ( By: Carrie Vaughn, Brian Hodge, John Shirley, Elizabeth Bear, Charles Stross, , , John Langan, Laird Barron, , , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Sarah Monette, , , , , , Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Ruthanna Emrys) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who Anthologies with Eoin Colfer, Justin Richards, Malorie Blackman, Derek Landy, , Richelle Mead, Patrick Ness, Philip Reeve, , Michael Scott, Stephen Cole, Jacqueline Rayner

1More Short Trips ( By: Stephen Cole) 1999Description / Buy
2Short Trips and Side Steps ( By: Stephen Cole, Jacqueline Rayner) 2000Description / Buy
3The Doctor Who Stories ( By:) 2009Description / Buy
4Summer Falls and Other Stories ( By: Justin Richards) 2013Description / Buy
5Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories ( With: Eoin Colfer, Malorie Blackman, Derek Landy, , Richelle Mead, Patrick Ness, Philip Reeve, , Michael Scott) 2013Description / Buy

Neil Gaiman Anthologies

1 Ghastly Beyond Belief1985Description / Buy
2 Now We Are Sick1991Description / Buy
3 The Weerde, Book 11992Description / Buy
4 The Weerde, Book 21993Description / Buy
5 The Sandman: Book of Dreams1996Description / Buy
6 In the Shadow of the Gargoyle1998Description / Buy
7 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror1999Description / Buy
8 Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror1999Description / Buy
9 Bento: Story Art Box2001Description / Buy
10 9-11, Volume 22002Description / Buy
11 Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name2009Description / Buy
12 Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance2009Description / Buy
13 Hellbound Hearts2009Description / Buy
14 Stories: All New Tales2010Description / Buy
15 Zombies: The Recent Dead2010Description / Buy
16 Songs of Love and Death2010Description / Buy
17 The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons2011Description / Buy
18 The Urban Fantasy Anthology2011Description / Buy
19 Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed2011Description / Buy
20 A Study in Sherlock2011Description / Buy
21 New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird2011Description / Buy
22 Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful2012Description / Buy
23 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury2012Description / Buy
24 Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron2012Description / Buy
25 Ghosts: Recent Hauntings2012Description / Buy
26 All Star Future Shocks2013Description / Buy
27 Weird Detectives2013Description / Buy
28 Unnatural Creatures2013Description / Buy
29 Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala2013Description / Buy
30 Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories2013Description / Buy
31 Rogues2014Description / Buy
32 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition2014Description / Buy
33 Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories2014Description / Buy
34 Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep2015Description / Buy
35 Fables from the Fountain2018Description / Buy
36 Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories2019Description / Buy
37 Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends2019Description / Buy
38 War on Christmas2020Description / Buy
39 Relics, Wrecks and Ruins2021Description / 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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