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The Sandman: Book of Dreams by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman: Book of Dreams

by Neil Gaiman (Editor), Ed Kramer (Editor)

Other authors: Tori Amos (Afterword), Clive Barker (Illustrator), Steven Brust (Contributor), Susanna Clarke (Contributor), B. W. Clough (Contributor)16 more, Nancy A. Collins (Contributor), George Alec Effinger (Contributor), John M. Ford (Contributor), Lisa Goldstein (Contributor), Colin Greenland (Contributor), Karen Haber (Contributor), Barbara Hambly (Contributor), Caitlin R. Kiernan (Contributor), Mark Kreighbaum (Contributor), Frank McConnell (Foreword), Robert Rodi (Contributor), Lawrence Schimel (Contributor), Delia Sherman (Contributor), Will Shetterly (Contributor), Tad Williams (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: The Sandman (Short Story Collection 1996)

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The Sandman: Book of Dreams contains short stories from authors Clive Barker, Susanna Clarke, Lisa Goldstein, Gene Wolfe, Delia Sherman, and others involving the Endless and their realms. Some of the stories only touch on the Endless, with minor cameos or references, but most build on the characters as established by Neil Gaiman during his run in The Sandman. A few stories are set during the comic, but it's not necessary to have read those stories to understand the plot. Gaiman's introductions serve to background the short stories and offer funny anecdotes about how he met each of the authors. That said, of all the Sandman-titled works, this one is the weakest as it's not written by Gaiman himself. Of course, it's still a wonderful collection of short fiction and will entertain the reader. ( )
1 vote DarthDeverell | Jun 9, 2016 |
Some stories were better than others, as with any collection. Will Shetterly's "Splatter" was especially jolting. The stories make me curious to know more about the comic they are based on or spawned from. ( )
  niquetteb | May 14, 2016 |
As a short story collection some were good and some were not so good. I would more likely recommend specific stories than I would the book as a whole. ( )
  RyaneCandyce | Feb 15, 2016 |
About 20 pieces all from different authors that take place in the Sandman universe and featuring many of the characters in
Gaiman's stories. Each story has an introduction by the editors and there are short Biographical Notes at the end of the book.

I enjoyed this collection as a whole and would recommend it to Sandman fans. There was even one poem included. The stories varied in mood and style and length and some were rather weird but I really liked a lot of them and didn't actually dislike any of them.
1 vote hailelib | Jun 26, 2015 |
It's an anthology, with everything that implies. A few are great, most are not. I'm glad I read it, but it largely served as a reminder that as much as I adore Neil Gaiman's writing, I don't generally agree with his tastes.

Disappointed that Clive Barker didn't have an actual *story* in this. That would have made it all worth it. ( )
  Ceora | Nov 22, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gaiman, NeilEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kramer, EdEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Amos, ToriAfterwordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brust, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, SusannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clough, B. W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, Nancy A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Effinger, George AlecContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, John M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldstein, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenland, ColinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haber, KarenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hambly, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kiernan, Caitlin R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kreighbaum, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McConnell, FrankForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodi, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schimel, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, DeliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shetterly, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, TadContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bickman, KelliAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwartz, LiliDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There is a dark king who rules our dreams from a place of shadows and fantastic things. He is Morpheus, the lord of story. Older than humankind itself, he inhabits -- along with Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium, his Endless sisters and brothers -- the realm of human consciousness. His powers are myth and nightmare -- inspirations, pleasures, and punishments manifested beneath the blanketing mist of sleep.

Surrender to him now.

A stunning collection of visions, wonders, horrors, hallucinations, and revelations from Clive Barker, Barbara Hambly, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, Nancy A. Collins, and sixteen other incomparable dreamers -- inspired by the groundbreaking, bestselling graphic novel phenomenon by Neil Gaiman.

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These short stories are based on the comic book series The Sandman.

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