Tag Archives: Neil Gaiman

Essays on Fantastic Fiction and SF

This is a very useful web page, with short reviews of books of essays on science fiction and other fantastic literature, covering such fields as steampunk and Afrofuturism, and by such authors as Neil Gaiman, Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, … Continue reading

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A Dark Reading List for Your Inner Teen Goth

Exactly what it sounds like; a diverse and intriguing list of recommendations by Alison Nastasi, including Anne Rice, Edward Gorey, Neil Gaiman, and Sade.

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The Artistic Troll

I love studying the Gothic. I love exploring the twisted realms of the imagination. I love the creatures hidden in the pages of books that follow me home at night. (I can live with the shadows on my walls transforming … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

Continuing the themes of fairy tales and Angela Carter, here’s an excellent interview with Neil Gaiman by Gaby Wood where they discuss his own intertextual adaptations of classic fairy tales (particularly his brilliant ‘Sleeping Beauty’/’Snow White’ mash-up, The Sleeper and the … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Neil Gaiman, Yoshitaka Amano

More on the interaction of David Bowie and fantastic literature. If Bowie’s various personae–the masks and images he was constantly recreating and presenting to an audience–can be seen as texts, then they lie in an intertextual relationship with a story … Continue reading

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Alison Nastasi, ‘Beautiful Illustrations That Reimagine the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales’

And they are beautiful–visual interpretations by David Hockney, Edward Gorey, and others of the Grimm Brothers’ tales. In celebration of older brother Jacob Grimm’s birthday this week, we’re looking at beautifully illustrated retellings of the Grimms’ fairy tales by artists … Continue reading

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Miriam Allott Visting Writers Series: Bestselling Novelist Neil Gaiman, University of Liverpool, 5 March 2015

The (literally) marvellous Neil Gaiman–author of splendid works of fantasy, of graphic novels, and children’s literature–is at the University of Liverpool  in March to launch the Centre for New and International Writing.

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Good Omens: dark and funny collaboration

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book Lively insight into collaborative practices by two of the most original, dark and funny writers to ever co-write a novel For the uninitiated, Good Omens is a story about … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman on Fairy Tales Revisited

Of interest to anyone concerned with the contemporary transformation of fairy tales, in YA Gothic and elsewhere, this podcast by the always brilliant and imaginative author Neil Gaiman discusses his new interpretation of the Grimms’ tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’.

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