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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:29 pm

I didn't even know Neil Gaiman had written a series. What are the titles of this Sandman series? (I know I could search for them in wikipedia but right now I don't have the time, it's time to close the shop, it's easier to ask here)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:45 pm

Love Good Omens, tend to re-read it once a year.

Bought Neverwhere and gave up on it.

Got it around somewhere, I think. Anybody want it, PM me with your name/address.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:46 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Love Good Omens, tend to re-read it once a year.

Bought Neverwhere and gave up on it.

Got it around somewhere, I think. Anybody want it, PM me with your name/address.


Me me me me!!! :D
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Postby Fizz » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:42 pm

Crysania

Here you go:

The Sandman Library
A total of ten collections contain the full run of the series and have all been kept in print. They are as follows:
Preludes and Nocturnes (collecting The Sandman #1-8, 1988-1989, ISBN 1-56389-011-9): Dream is imprisoned for decades by an occultist seeking immortality. Upon escaping, he must reclaim his objects of power while still in a weakened state, confronting an addict to his dream powder, the legions of Hell, and an all-powerful madman in the process. Guest starring several DC Comics characters including John Constantine, Scott Free, J'onn J'onzz, Scarecrow, Etrigan the Demon, the original Sandman, and Doctor Destiny. It also features the introduction of Lucifer.
The Doll's House (collecting The Sandman #9-16, 1989-1990, ISBN 0-930289-59-5): Morpheus tracks down rogue dreams that escaped the Dreaming during his absence. In the process, he must shatter the illusions of a family living in dreams, disband a convention of serial killers, and deal with a "dream vortex" that threatens the existence of the entire Dreaming. Features Hector Hall as the Bronze Age Sandman.
Dream Country (collecting The Sandman #17-20, 1990, ISBN 1-56389-016-X): This volume contains four independent stories. The imprisoned muse Calliope is forced to provide story ideas, a cat seeks to change the world with dreams, Shakespeare puts on a play for an unearthly audience, and a shape-shifting immortal (obscure DC comics character Element Girl) longs for death.
Season of Mists (collecting The Sandman #21-28, 1990-1991, ISBN 1-56389-041-0): Dream travels to Hell to free a former lover, Nada, whom he condemned to torment thousands of years ago. There, Dream learns that Lucifer has abandoned his domain. When Lucifer gives the Hell's key (and therefore, the ownership of Hell) to the Sandman, Morpheus himself becomes trapped in a tangled network of threats, promises, and lies as gods and demons from various pantheons seek ownership of Hell.
A Game of You (collecting The Sandman #32-37, 1991-1992, ISBN 1-56389-089-5): Barbie, a New York divorcée (introduced in The Doll's House), travels to the magical realm that she once inhabited in her dreams, only to find that it is being threatened by the forces of the Cuckoo. This series introduces the character of Thessaly, who will play a key role in Morpheus' eventual fate.
Fables and Reflections (collecting The Sandman #29-31, 38-40, 50, Sandman Special #1 and Vertigo Preview #1, 1991-1993, ISBN 1-56389-105-0): A collection of short stories set throughout Morpheus' history, most of them originally published bot before and after the "Game of You" story arc. Four issues dealing with kings and rulers, were originally published under the label Distant Mirrors, while three others, detailing the meetings of various characters, were published as the Convergences arc. Fables and Reflections also includes the Sandman Special, originally published as a stand-alone issue, which assimilates the myth of Orpheus into the Sandman mythos as well as a very short Sandman story from the Vertigo Preview promotional comic.
Brief Lives (collecting The Sandman #41-49, 1992-1993, ISBN 1-85286-577-6): Dream's erratic younger sister Delirium convinces him to help her search for their missing brother, the former Endless Destruction, who left his place among the "family" three hundred years before. However, their quest is marred by the death of all around them, and eventually Morpheus must turn to his son Orpheus to find the truth, and undo an ancient sin.
Worlds' End (collecting The Sandman #51-56, 1993, ISBN 1-41768-617-0): A "reality storm" (see Zero Hour: Crisis in Time) strands travelers from across the cosmos at the "Worlds' End Inn". To pass the time, they exchange stories.
The Kindly Ones (collecting The Sandman #57-69 and Vertigo Jam #1, 1994-1995, ISBN 1-56389-204-9): In the longest Sandman story, Morpheus becomes the prey of the Furies, avenging spirits who torment those who spill family blood.
The Wake (collecting The Sandman #70-75, 1995-1996, ISBN 1-56389-287-1): The conclusion of the series, wrapping up the remaining loose ends in a three-issue "wake" sequence, followed by three self-contained stories.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:41 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Love Good Omens, tend to re-read it once a year.

Bought Neverwhere and gave up on it.

Got it around somewhere, I think. Anybody want it, PM me with your name/address.


Me me me me!!! :D


:wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:03 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
Sjoerd3000 wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Love Good Omens, tend to re-read it once a year.

Bought Neverwhere and gave up on it.

Got it around somewhere, I think. Anybody want it, PM me with your name/address.


Me me me me!!! :D


:wink:


:D Thanks again for sending it to me Bouncy! :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:05 pm

You are more than welcome, old mate. I hope you like the sweeties.

Drop me a PM when it arrives.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:07 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:You are more than welcome, old mate. I hope you like the sweeties.

Drop me a PM when it arrives.


No worries :D I will :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:09 pm

With regard to the sweeties: rumours that your dentist is giving me a huge pile of cash are totally unfounded.

:lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:14 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:With regard to the sweeties: rumours that your dentist is giving me a huge pile of cash are totally unfounded.

:lol:


:lol: That explains his brand new Mercedes :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:14 pm

Whoops. Did I forget to close the garage door? :wink:
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:09 pm

Besides good omens ive not read any of his books hes on my to do list but the reason ive posted on here just in case you dont know i found out hes done a book called M is for magic and its a compilation of short stories from different authors and its got i think if my memory serves me correct Troll bridge by you know who, just seen it on ebay so might have to get that . :)
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:38 pm

Love Neil Gaiman's books! My favorite is currently The Graveyard Book and I've just finished reading Odd and the Frost Giants, which I really enjoyed.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:09 am

Last weekend in Brighton at the convention I got signed by Neil, Smoke and Mirrors,Anansi Boys and the Gravebook Book in which he did a little drawing in each of them. :D :mrgreen:
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Postby jonty » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:19 am

Bought Smoke and Mirrors a little while back, thinking as they are short stories , they will give me a sample of Neil Gaimans writing, Having read the book twice, I reckon I will be collecting the rest of his work.
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