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Publication Order of American Gods Books

American Gods (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anansi Boys (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monarch of the Glen (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Dog (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of American Gods Books

American Gods(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monarch of the Glen(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anansi Boys(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Dog(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Gods Graphic Novels

American Gods, Volume 1 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gods, Volume 2 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gods, Vol. 3 (2019)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 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brief Lives (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds' 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
Overture (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sandman Non-Fiction Books

Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers, 1989-1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sandman Companion (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quotable Sandman (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Babylon 5 Books

In the Beginning (By:Peter David) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirdspace (By:Peter David) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dead (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Call to Arms (By:Robert Sheckley) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Comics Books

The Best American Comics 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chu Books

Chu's Day (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chu's First Day of School (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chu's Day at the Beach (2015)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 InterWorld Books

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

Publication Order of London Below Books

Neverwhere (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marvel 1602 Books

Marvel 1602 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marvel 1602: New World (By:Greg Pak) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (By:Peter David) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marvel Masters Collections

Marvel Masters (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Kurt Busiek (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The British Invasion, Volume 1 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Chris Claremont (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of John Romita Jr. (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Kurt Busiek & The Art of John Romita Sr. & John Romita Jr. (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Chris Claremont & The Art of John Byrne & Jim Lee (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Miracleman Graphic Novels

The Golden Age (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocrypha (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man Books

with James Vance
Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume One (With: James Vance) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man: The Complete Comics, Volume Two (With: James Vance) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spawn Graphic Novels

Angela's Hunt (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Temps Books

with Alex Stewart
Temps (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eurotemps (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Good Omens (With: Terry Pratchett) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardust (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coraline (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graveyard Book (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odd and the Frost Giants (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 Short Stories/Novellas

Black Dogby Neil Gaiman (1796)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Two Plays for Voices (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf: The Script Book (With: Roger Avary) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Dangerous Alphabet (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blueberry Girl (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Hair (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instructions (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinnamon (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate Stew (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with
Violent Cases (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakthrough (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Orchid (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Signal to Noise (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Mysteries (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Books of Magic (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow, Glass, Apples (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spawn: Angela's Hunt (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neil Gaiman's Wheel of Worlds (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Temptation (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compleat Alice Cooper (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardust (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the End of the World Again (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creatures of the Night (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Valentine (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolves in the Walls (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Study in Emerald (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MirrorMask (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melinda (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternals (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coraline (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hansel and Gretel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free Country: A Tale of The Children's Crusade (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman (2016)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
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Likely Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (With: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany (1989)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
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't As Scary (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fragile Things (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M is for Magic (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coraline and Other Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Justice: Selected Short Stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Annuals (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trigger Warning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Norse Mythology (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Problem of Susan and Other Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction (2020)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 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Good Art (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The View from the Cheap Seats (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Matters (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

H. Beam Piper: A Biography (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rhysling Anthology Books

The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2016 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 2019 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2018 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Books

Snow White, Blood Red (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Book of Cthulhu Books

The Book of Cthulhu (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Cthulhu II (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series. Numerous authors.

Publication Order of The Mythic Fiction Anthology Books

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of UFO Anthology Books

Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Science Fiction (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Fantasy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Horror (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication 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
More Short Trips (By:Stephen Cole) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Trips and Side Steps (By:Stephen Cole,Jacqueline Rayner) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor Who Stories (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Falls and Other Stories (By:Justin Richards) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (With: Eoin Colfer,Malorie Blackman,Derek Landy,,Richelle Mead,Patrick Ness,Philip Reeve,,Michael Scott) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Cthulhu Books

New 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,,Paul J. McAuley,Nick Mamatas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New 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) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dying Earth Books

The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cugel's Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Quest for Simbilis (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morreion (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventeen Virgins (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bagful of Dreams (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laughing Magician (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Legends Books

with Diana Gabaldon, Anne McCaffrey, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Terry Brooks, Robert Silverberg
Legends (By:Robert Silverberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends II (With: Diana Gabaldon,Anne McCaffrey,George R.R. Martin,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ghastly Beyond Belief(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now We Are Sick(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weerde, Book 1(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weerde, Book 2(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sandman: Book of Dreams(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bento: Story Art Box(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
9-11, Volume 2(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke and Mirrors(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbound Hearts(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories: All New Tales(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies: The Recent Dead(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of Love and Death(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Urban Fantasy Anthology(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Study in Sherlock(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Star Future Shocks(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Detectives(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Creatures(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogues(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fables from the Fountain(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War on Christmas(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins(2021)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

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.

Career

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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