Writer who tends to place fantasy stories within contemporary environments - such as American Gods and Neverwhere. Has also worked with Terry Pratchett, and written graphic novels and a number of screenplays.

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Where did the Marquis De Carabas get the Token?

The token is a small figurine, which is In "Episode 4, Black Friars", (iirc) we see the Marquis ask Old Bailey what the token is. But I do not recall seeing the Marquis get it in the first place. ...
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Stardust book to film differences?

Stardust can refer to: a novel by Neil Gaiman; the 2007 film adaptation of this novel. Although the underlying storyline is the same in both the book and the film, there are numerous differences ...
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Why is Morpheus exhausted in Overture #6

In Overture #6, the final issue of the Sandman's prequels, Morpheus expends a considerable amount of energy recreating the universe by using the dreams of the beings on his vessel: This leaves him ...
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How does Una get those Babylon candles?

In the 2007 film Stardust (based on the Neil Gaiman novel), Babylon candles appear several times: Una (Tristan's mother) takes one from a cupboard in Ditchwater Sal's caravan and gives it to ...
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Required reading before taking on Gaiman's Sandman series?

I'm planning on finally picking up the first volume of The Sandman. Before I start, is there anything imperative that I read first?
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Any reference for The Lady on the Grey?

In Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, the Lady on the Grey makes two brief but striking appearances. To quote from the first one: A huge white horse, of the kind that the people who know horses ...
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Unauthorized sequels to the Narnia books? [closed]

By "unauthorized" I mean "not by C. S. Lewis." For example, Neil Gaiman wrote a (lovely in my opinion) short story titled "The Problem of Susan," collected in his fragile things short story and poems ...
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Was Good Omen's character Crowley used as a template for Supernatural's Crowley?

I've been watching the TV show Supernatural for years. Last year I listened to the audiobook version of Neil Gaimen's Good Omen's and was astounded by the similarities between the character named ...
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Did Gaiman make up “Loki Skywalker”, or does he have a source for it?

In Neil Gaiman's works, Loki has a tendency to refer to himself as "Skywalker" or "Sky Walker". Some examples: I am the mother to Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir sun-eater ...
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Is it explained why the gods in American Gods can't leave the US

If America is so bad for gods, why do they stay here? Surely just as many people or more believe in them from their original countries so why can't they go back? We know that when one of them dies ...
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How do the gods become corporeal in American Gods?

In American Gods, Gaiman appears to have been deliberately vague about how the gods come into corporeal form in their new homeland of America. The only reference I came across is to the dead Mr. ...
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What are the Hempstocks in “The Ocean at the end of the lane” by Neil Gaiman

We find out that Ursula Monkton is Skarthach of the Keep or fleas as the Hempstocks call them, but I can't recall finding out what the Hempstocks are. I thought they may have been witches, but this ...
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In American Gods, what were Wednesday's plans regarding Sweeney and Shadow?

[Spoilers] Why did Wednesday hire Mad Sweeney to pick a fight with Shadow? Did he intend for Shadow to get the magic coin? If so, then for what purpose? Obviously it didn't go according to plan, since ...
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What did Lady Johanna ask of Dream?

There was an episode where Dream sought the help of Lady Johanna Constantine to retrieve the head of Orpheus. Lady Constantine told him that the price of helping wouldn't be cheap. What was the ...
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How is Nekron related to Death of the Endless?

Nekron is "Lord of the Unliving" and the ruler of a dimension where souls go after they die, although this is clarified as "before their final judgment". If Death of the Endless is also present in the ...
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How can I find what the line is?

I saw this in an interview (about Good Omens) that Neil Gaiman posted on his tumblr. TP: “In fact, people that have read a lot of the ‘Discworld’ books and a lot of the ‘Sandman’ comics will ...
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What was the “Fellowship of the Castle” in Stardust?

The captain of the air ship that saves Tristran belongs to the "Fellowship of the Castle", which seems to be a group whose goal is to help Tristran. Is this the only mention of the fellowship, or is ...
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Neverwhere- Does Door fit the profile of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

A friend of mine was a few dozen pages into Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and refused to read anymore if Door was going to be nothing more than Richard's Manic Pixie Dream Girl. His arguments were ...
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In Good Omens, is there any joke involving Pollution and Elvis?

In Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, there are jokes about Elvis Presley that clearly relate to at least three of the four apocalyptic horsepersons. The newspaper War works for is ...
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What kind of wine is a funeral wine?

I've been re-reading Anansi Boys and I came upon something that piqued my interest. It was a wine that Spider and Fat Charlie were drinking in honour of their dad passing. Spider called it a funeral ...
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Gaiman's Hamnet

Hamnet Shakespeare appears as a character in Gaiman's The Sandman, in "A midsummer's night dream", and then in The books of magic, in "Book III: The Land of Summer's Twilight". In "Midsummer's", queen ...
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Was Shadow's race ever determined?

First let me say I am not trying to start a debate on what Shadow's race is. I am looking for any actual evidence from the book, Gaiman or the series in production as to what race Shadow is. If there ...
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Why did Gaiman stop using superheroes in Sandman?

Early in the Sandman comics, we see appearances from the Justice League, Gotham, Arkham Asylum, John Constantine and others. As the series progresses we see fewer and fewer cameos. Did Gaiman ever ...
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Was the episode “The Doctor's Wife” (S06E04) canonical?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Wife" (season 6, episode 4), written by guest writer Neil Gaiman, the character 'House' places the TARDIS matrix in the body of a human woman, which allows the ...
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What's the consequence of the sacrifice dedicated to Shadow?

By sacrificing the death into Shadow's name, it seems that Laura created a significant precedent. What's the consequence of the sacrifice dedicated to Shadow?
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Who is the unnamed God in the book 'American Gods'?

In Neil Gaiman's American Gods novel, many of the gods and other mythological creatures are recognizable from real-world cultures. With most of these, the link to the real-world is very clear (either ...
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Who or what was Silas from “The Graveyard Book”?

Having read "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman recently did make me wonder who or what was Silas' beside the obvious - Nobody's guardian.
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Issue-by-issue summary of Sandman?

I am looking for some place that has an issue-by-issue summary of Sandman. Could anybody provide me such a link?
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Which Sandman issue(s) has the man who cannot die?

I am looking for the particular issue of Sandman, in which a man decides not to die. Can anybody tell me which issue is it?
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Where in the real world is the farm that has the ash tree from Neil Gaiman's American Gods?

Many webpages discuss visiting some of the real locations from the American Gods book. I have seen a few discussions about which town in Wisconsin served as inspiration for Lakeside. What I can not ...
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Will there be a movie based on “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman?

I loved reading excerpts out of "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman and I also saw that it was received very well by receiving a bunch of awards, especially the Hugo and the Nebula, so I was wondering if ...