Post by ScottyArmy on Feb 11, 2007 10:27:47 GMT -5
All right Cadera, this WIKI of the WEEK is for you.
Neil Richard Gaiman (/'geɪ.mən/) (born November 10, 1960, Portchester, Hampshire) is an English author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many graphic novels. As of 2006, he lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is married to Mary T. McGrath and has two daughters, Holly and Maddy, and a son, Michael.
As a child and a teenager, Gaiman grew up reading the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Michael Moorcock and G.K. Chesterton. He later became a fan of science fiction, reading the works of authors as diverse as Samuel R. Delany, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison, H.P. Lovecraft, and especially Gene Wolfe. Gaiman also read and enjoyed the works of Thorne Smith, to whose zany supernatural wit he attributes partial inspiration for Anansi Boys.
I'm a huge Gaiman fan too. One of my collector goals it to obtain, if not a copy of everything book he's been a part of, then at least a copy of every story he's published. There's more than you'd think, and I'm also closer than you'd think. I even have a few porno comics he was involved with. Now if only I could get my hands on the Holy Grail of Gaiman-collectors: that Duran Duran biography he wrote in the early 80's.
Guillaume is a way bigger Gaiman fan than I am, so I have to bow down a bit on this one, though I can say he is in fact my favorite writer.
I started reading my Absolute Sandman yesterday. This would be my fourth time reading the series + I've read the Sandman Companion which breaks down everything from each story. My favorite series ever. He also wrote "Death: The High Cost of Living" which would be my one book I would take if I could only ever read on comic again for the rest of my life.