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Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works

Science-fiction & fantasy literature: a critical list with discussions.

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Standard Disclaimer:

This is a brief discussion of Neil Gaiman and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Gaiman.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Gaiman: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Gaiman tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Gaiman worthy; in sum, to help you rank Neil Gaiman (and the works by Gaiman listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.


A Few Words About Neil Gaiman

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

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Other Neil Gaiman Resources

Neil Gaiman Resources on the Web

As with most contemporary writers, Gaiman maintains his own official web site: Neil Gaiman; also as with many, he has, in addition, a blog, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account, and a Tumblr account. Plus there’s also a Neil Gaiman Message Board.

Beyond Gaiman’s own corral, there are numerous pages; those with some actual critical content (as opposed to biography or sheer gushing) notably include:

For those who want to explore the myriad of one-off individual book reviews, Google Is Your Friend.

And, as might be expected, quite a few interviews—in fact, there are tons, so many that I gave up listing them individually, and instead just give you this link to a Google search; do have fun.

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Neil Gaiman Resources in Print

There are many, including at least:

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Neil Gaiman **

(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)

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