The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction (Paperback)

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By Neil Gaiman, Marlon James (Foreword by)
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An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James.


A brilliant representation of Gaiman’s groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes nearly fifty of his short stories and excerpts from each of his five novels for adults—Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is both an entryway to Gaiman’s oeuvre and a literary trove to which Gaiman readers old and new will return many times over.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling and multi-award winning author and creator of many beloved books, graphic novels, short stories, film, television and theatre for all ages. He is the recipient of the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, and many Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. Neil has adapted many of his works to television series, including Good Omens (co-written with Terry Pratchett) and The Sandman. He is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College. For a lot more about his work, please visit:

Praise For…

“This abundant selection of short fiction celebrates the breadth and depth of beloved writer Neil Gaiman’s career. . . . Gaiman has transcended [his] influences to become the influencer himself, creating fictional landscapes that inspire and move us as much as they entertain.” — BookPage

"Fans of Gaiman’s novels will discover new insights with the novel excerpts arranged between the larger bodies of shorter fiction. . . . Gaiman’s unique writing style and narrative voice shine in this collection." — Booklist (starred review)

"What emerges from these stories is Gaiman’s true genre, which isn’t any genre, but which stirs them all together . . . . He’s as fine a custodian of that cauldron of the strange as we currently have." — Locus

"If you've already read the novel, The Annotated American Gods is a terrific way to delve more deeply into the world of the story and also the creative inspirations of the author."  — Fantasy & Science Fiction

"Gaiman is a master storyteller. . . . The stories showcase his imagination, sense of humor and interesting way of looking at things. And many of the stories stay with you long after you’ve turned the page. . . . Each novel is worth a read, but these little tastes will help you decide which you’d like to devour first."
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

"Funny, scary, bizarre, moving, and both unreal and hyper-real at once. . . . Read enough Neil Gaiman and life starts to feel like the fantasy. The story is the only truth." —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063031869
ISBN-10: 0063031868
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 752
Language: English