Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman

Today is critically acclaimed author and Dream King, Neil Gaiman's birthday. He is a literary "Jack of all Trades" with works in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic novels, Horror, children's literature, and so on.  Listed below are some picks from "the most accomplished and influential figure in modern comics as well as one of the most gifted of contemporary fantasists." Click here to see all Gaiman's work in our catalog.

Many of his works are adapted from novels to illustrated books and to movies so look out for extra links for other adaptations.

Graphic Novels

Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes Marvel 1602 Neverwhere

The Sandman series is Gaiman's most popular graphic novel work that is set in the realm of Morpheus, the god of dreams.

Marvel 1602 is truly a must-read for Marvel comic lovers where Gaimans depicts their lives in the year 1602! 

Neverwhere was adapted to graphic novel form and as a film from its fiction novel counterpart. This is a story about an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.

Adult Fiction

American Gods Good Omens Graveyard Book Stardust

American Gods

Good Omens is a collaborative novel with Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series. This is a popular favorite among Gaiman readers!

The Graveyard Book is Gaiman's latest work and is about an orphaned boy who is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Stardust is another work made into a film. It is a tale of fantasy that brings together the realms of our world and of the mystical.

Children's Fiction

Coraline The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish The Wolves in the Walls

Coraline is a horror novel for children but with a great lesson! It was recently made into a movie and is also available as a graphic novel.

The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish

The Wolves in the Walls

And for you non-readers out there, many of his titles come as audiobooks read by himself.