Neil Gaiman Books In Order

Publication Order of American Gods Books

American Gods (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anansi Boys (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Good Omens (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardust (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coraline (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odd and the Frost Giants (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graveyard Book (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortunately, the Milk (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sandman Graphic Novels

Preludes and Nocturnes (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doll's House (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Country (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Mists (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Game of You (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fables and Reflections (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brief Lives (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World's End (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kindly Ones (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wake (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Hunters (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endless Nights (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sandman Collections

Book of Dreams (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sandman Non-Fiction Books

Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sandman Companion (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quotable Sandman (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Miracleman Graphic Novels

The Golden Age (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocrypha (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Death Graphic Novels

The High Cost of Living (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Talks About Life (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of Your Life (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Absolute Death (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Books Of Magic Graphic Novels

The Books Of Magic (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spawn Graphic Novels

Angela's Hunt (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of London Below Books

Neverwhere (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Sisters (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Batman Graphic Novels

Black and White (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of InterWorld Books

InterWorld (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Dream (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternity's Wheel (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleep and the Spindle (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Dog (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monarch of the Glen (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Graphic Novels

Violent Cases (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakthrough (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Orchid (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Signal to Noise (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Temptation (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compleat Alice Cooper (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the End of the World Again (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legend of the Green Flame (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Valentine (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bento: Story Art Box (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolves in the Walls (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matrix Comics (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marvel 1602 (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melinda (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirrormask (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternals (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardust (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coraline (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free Country: A Tale of The Children's Crusade (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Absolute Death (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Punch (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hansel and Gretel (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children's Crusade (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troll Bridge (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children’s Books

The Dangerous Alphabet (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Hair (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blueberry Girl (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instructions (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chu's Day (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instructions (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinnamon (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Days (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventures in the Dream Trade (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creatures of the Night (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things... (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M Is For Magic (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Justice: Selected Short Stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Annuals (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Star Future Shocks (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Norse Mythology (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ghastly Beyond Belief (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temps (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weerde Book 1 (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Euro Temps (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weerde Book 2: The Book of the Ancients (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories: All-New Tales (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Creatures (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Day of the Dead (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Mysteries: A Play for Voices (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MirrorMask (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Glass Apples: A Play for Voices (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Duran Duran (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art of Vampire: The Masquerade (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The View from the Cheap Seats (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Matters (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Neil Gaiman:

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman was born on the 10th of November year 1960. He is an English author of novels, short films, audio theater, graphic novels, comic book, and films. He is popularly known for his notable works, such as the comic book series The Sandman and his novels American Gods, Stardust, The Graveyard book, and Coraline, which is now an animated motion picture. He has also won a number of accolades, specifically the Nebula, Hugo, and Bram Stoker awards, and also the Newbie and Carnegie medals, making him the very first author to win it both with his work, The Graveyard Book.

Early Life

In his early days, Neil was raised and born in Hampshire, specifically Portchester. His lovely father, David Bernard Gaiman, worked in a grocery chain stores that his grandfather established. While her mother, Sheila Gaiman, was employed as a pharmacist. David also has two sisters, Lizzy and Claire.


Gaiman can already read books at the early age of four years old, and he said “I was born a reader. I relly loved reading. Reading always gave me happiness. I was excelling in my classes, not because I had a particular expertise or interest at them, but because basically on the very first school day, they give you schoolbooks, and I’d eventually read them—which meant that I know what to expect because I read it.”

Some books that Gaiman had a particular impression as a kid were J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, which he consistently read. Also, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series (which is now also a major motion picture) And recalled that “I really loved the way or his usageof parenthetical statements. It is as if he’s like talking to you. I’d think. “Oh, that is so cool! I would love to do that myself! And I said when I become an author someday, I want to do things exactly the way he does.’ I really liked the perspective of things being expressed using parentheses.” He also gained interest in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which he considered as a favourite.

Gaiman studied at various Church of England schools. Some of these schools are Ardingly College from 1970 to 1974, Fonthill School, and Whitgift School (1974-1997). Gaiman was prohibited from attending a boys’ school because his father is a public relations official of the Church of Scientology. Therefore, he was forced to stay at the school he had been previously attending. He settled in East Grindstead from 1965 to 1980, and again from 1984 to 1987. Gaiman met his first love, Mary McGrath, while she was studying Scientology. They tied the knot in the year 1985 after giving birth to their first child.


Growing up, Gaiman was influenced by many authors, then later become a big fan of science fiction. He read the books of Samuel R. Delany, H.P. Lovecraft, Roger Zelazny, Thorne Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Alan Moore, and Gene Wolfe.

Gaiman went to pursue Journalism in the early 1980’s. He would conduct interviews and write reviews of books, as a means to learn and to make or gain some connection that in later time, would assist and help him in getting published. Extensively, he reviewed and wrote for the British Fantasy Society. His first-ever professional short story work and publication was Featherquest, a fantasy story that was published in Imagine Magazine in the year 1984. Gaiman was 24 years old at that time.

Also, in 1984, Gaiman worked on his very first book. It was a biography of theGhastly Beyond Belief, which is a quotations book and the late band Duran Duran, with fellow author Kim Newman. Gaiman thought that he really did a terrible-job, but the book’s first edition was sold out. When he went to claim his right for the book, he found out that his publisher had gone bankrupt. After this, Penthouse (a men’s magazine) offered Gaiman a job, but he refused.

Gaiman also wrote articles and interview for various British magazines, even Knave magazine. During this time, he used pseudonyms like Richard Grey, Gerry Musgrave, and other more “house names”. Gaiman finally ended his Journalism career in the year 1987 because of the mere fact that British newspapers use untruths as facts. He wrote Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-Companion in what he considers asa Classic-English-Humour style. Following that, he worked on the opening of what became his collaboration with fellow author, Terry Pratchett. It wasGood Omens, the comic novel which tells about the impending-apocalypse.

Graphic Novels and Comics

Gaiman formed a friendship bond with Alan Moore, who is a comic book writer. Prior to this, Gaiman started to write comic-books, selecting Marvelman after Moore ended his run on the series. Gaiman made more collaborations, including Mark Buckingham and close friend Dave McKean. Some of their works are The Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise , and Violent Cases. After some time, DC Comics hired Gaiman, and wrote the limited series Black Orchid. Karen Berger, who became the head of DC Comics’s Vertigo, asked Gaiman a job to rewrite a character. One of the most notable works of Gaiman started here, The Sandman.

Film and Screenwriting

Gaiman wrote the television series Neverwhere. Also, he co-wrote the screenplay for the movie MirrorMask again with Dave McKean for McKean to direct. He is also the author of the localised English translation script to the anime movie Princess Mononoke, which is based on the Japanese translation script. Additional to this, he co-wrote the script for Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf with Roger Avary, In which their collaboration had been proved effective and productive for both writers. Gaiman also expressed his interest in collaboration on a film-adaptation of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Film Adaptations

Some of Gaiman’s works have been greenlighted for film adaptations. The most notable was Stardust, which premiered on August 2007, starring Robert De Niro, Claire Danes and Michelle Pfeiffer. The director was Matthew Vaughn. Coraline also became a major motion picture, and was released on February 6, 2009. Henry Selick directed the movie, wit Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning as the lead voice-actors. Also, Gaiman announced that he would begin making the screenplay for the feature film Death: The High Cost of Living and that he would also direct it for Warner Independent. Producers are Susan Montford and Don Murphy while Guillermo del Toro is the executive producer.

Present Time

Gaiman now settles new in Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States and has been there since 1992. Gaiman decided to move there so that he can be close with his family. Gaiman has three children with then-wife Mary McGrath. As of 2013, he also resides in Cambride, MA.

Gaiman is now married to Amanda Palmer, a songwriter and performer. The couple announced on June 2009 that they were officially dating, and announced their engagement on Twitter on January 1, 2010. They were married legally on January 2 2011. He took MacKinnon as his middle name.


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