Neil Gaiman

Book Shambles Live at the Edinburgh Fringe

Another episode we recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, Robin is joined by the great Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and countless other classics. They chat extensively about the late Harlan Ellison, his life and work, as well as Neil’s own views on creativity and looking back on his own work. There’s also chat of Gene Wolfe, Alan Moore and much more besides. 

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Reading List

Neil recommends:

The entire body of work of Harlan Ellison including

  • “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman
  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  • The Dangerous Vision anthologies
  • The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge
  • Demon With a Glass Hand
  • Soldier
  • The Glass Teat

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

Peace by Gene Wolfe

Robin recommends:

Century by Alan Moore

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

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