Neil Gaiman Announces Paperback of Norse Mythology for Tuesday, March 6th

Posted by January 16, 2018 Comment

Half an hour ago, Neil Gaiman tweeted the following.

Just when I was in the middle of preparing sea bass with a tomato and pesto sauce. Okay kids, dinner will be late tonight. So half an hour later, he tweeted…

Who does he think he is, Mark Millar? But then…

Norse Mythology in paperback, in the US, Canada and the UK, March 6th for $15.95 (in the US) with extra notes and stuff not in the hardback.

From the hardback entry…

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

He’s doing this again tomorrow, folks.

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, radio, TV shows and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, Good Omens, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

Gaiman lives near Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States and has lived there since 1992. Gaiman moved there to be close to the family of his then-wife, Mary McGrath, with whom he has three children. As of 2013, Gaiman also resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2014, he took up a five-year appointment as professor in the arts at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

He is continuing the Miracleman comic with Mark Buckingham, he is the showrunner of the new BBC/Amazon series Good Omens based on the book he wrote with Sir Terry Pratchett. The TV series American Gods for Starz is based on the novel of the same name, as is the BBC Radio 4 series The Anansi Boys.

(Last Updated January 16, 2018 1:12 pm )