The Sandman Book of Dreams by Edward E. Kramer

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A collection of short works includes stories that range in setting from a battlefield to a deathbed, from a ghost-ridden cellar to a hotel convention of serial killers, and includes works by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Tad Williams, and other notable writers.
 

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Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Harper Prism. 400 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Top-flight fantasy collection based on Gaiman's character The Sandman, developed in a series of graphic novels for DC Comics, as reimagined by a strong group of fantasists.

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Though he won the World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction in 1991, Gaiman is best known as the writer who transformed the WWII-era DC Comics character the Sandman from a Batman-style detective/vigilante

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Though he won the World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction in 1991, Gaiman is best known as the writer who transformed the WWII-era DC Comics character the Sandman from a Batman-style detective/vigilante

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Gaiman's novella The Sandman: The Dream Hunters , previously illustrated by acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitako Amano, has been reimagined by award-winning artist Russell.

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A couple of the stories find Gaiman working in a more experimental mode than usual, notably "Fifteen Portraits of Despair," a set of anecdotes and prose poems accompanied by Barron Storey's tormented, abstract drawings and paintings.

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Though he won the World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction in 1991, Gaiman is best known as the writer who transformed the WWII-era DC Comics character the Sandman from a Batman-style detective/vigilante

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It was Gaiman's graphic novel The Books of Magic that nearly single-handedly revived the comic book industry.

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Author Clive Barker, whose books launched the Hellraiser and Candyman film franchises, is also an accomplished artist.

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