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Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods. Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big…mehr

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Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods. Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big black bees, with deathless Kin and pirate girls, with things that prowl in the darkness beyond the circle fire, to find the Shadder lurking at your journey's end. But then what happens? There's always something waiting for you. There's always more. Just keep turning the pages. 'We each have our little triggers.' Literary alchemy from 'a writer of rare perception and endless imagination' (William Gibson), TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry. It will open your eyes to the inexhaustible supply of darkness around you, the magic and the monsters, the myths and the miracles, and to finding truths in the most extraordinary of places.
Autorenporträt
Neil Gaiman is the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, and is known for creating extraordinary worlds beyond imagination. He has been awarded numerous literary honours and many of his books have been made into films and adapted for TV and radio. In recent years, Neil wrote and was the showrunner for a critically acclaimed television adaptation of Good Omens, the seminal novel he co-authored with the late Sir Terry Pratchett. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. In 2017, Neil became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He received a Doctor of Letters from the University of St Andrews, is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College and is a Royal Society of Literature fellow. Born in the UK, Neil now mostly lives in America, and travels all around the world every year appearing at festivals, events and conventions.
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"His mind is a dark fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown." - New York Times Book Review

"Gaiman displays an uncanny knack for compressing his expansive imagination into the close quarters of his stories' caves, cottages, and creepy rooms....[he] takes full advantage of his wide range, and it makes for exciting, often musical writing." - Boston Globe

"[Trigger Warning] showcases the breadth and depth of Gaiman's talent and the unique plangent warmth he brings to fantasy fiction. He is never anything less than a pleasure to read." - Financial Times

"Each of the stories and poems celebrates a different aspect of storytelling that has informed the author's life."
- NPR

"There's much to revel in here." - Huffington Post

Praise for Trigger Warning: "Everything that endears Gaiman to his legions of fans is on display ... Full of all manner of witches and monsters and things that creep in the night, this collection will thoroughly satisfy faithful fans and win new ones-if there's anyone out there left unconverted. - Kirkus Reviews

"[T]his collection of stories and poems doesn't disappoint....Gaiman has warned us about the monsters, but then come magic and miracles. And love." - Washington Post

"Gaiman's is one of the most distinctive voices in modern fantasy." - Locus

'All of [the stories] are told with an assured, masterly confidence that should please anyone who misses seeing a new Ray Bradbury collection on the shelf at the library." - Newsday

"Gaiman calls the stories a "hodgepodge," with no real interweaving theme throughout. But each of the stories and poems celebrates a different aspect of storytelling that has informed the author's life." - NPR

"Trigger Warning is a comfortable hodgepodge of material ... but there's enough serious-minded and deeply felt fantasy and horror to make readers hope that it won't be almost a decade before Gaiman completes another similar volume." - San Francisco Gate

"Lovingly crafted...gleefully enjoyable." - Bustle.com

"[I]t's the phenomenon of connecting mythology and modern life that makes Gaiman such a captivating author." - Winnipeg Free Press

"[T]his is not a 'best of' collection, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so at many instances, since Gaiman is, as always, a skilled storyteller." - Tor.com

"Neil Gaiman's writing is so present, so engaging, that it can send spasms of bone-chilling terror through your body and your reaction would still be, 'Please sir, I want some more.'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Each short piece serves as an exciting foray into some macabre microcosm of his mind. ...It's a testament to Gaiman's versatility that he exhibits so many different styles of writing in this single anthology." - The Harvard Crimson

"The short stories in this collection are shocking, disturbing, funny, insightful ... Trigger Warning offers a good introduction to the works of Neil Gaiman, or a delightful addition to the collection of someone who has been following him for a long time. If you're a fan, don't miss this one." - Oklahoma City Oklahoman

"There is something for every type of Gaiman fan here, and those new to his work will find this to be a solid introduction to the type of stories he crafts: lyrical, literary, sometimes quite chilling, and always strange and provocative. ...This is a book to savor and enjoy." - Bookreporter.com

"Those who want to greet and shake hands, or settle in for a conversational catch-up with Gaiman's delightfully dramatic minstrel's tale-by-the-campfire style will love everything in Trigger Warning, naturally." - Booklist

"Gaiman is such a powerful and evocative writer that almost everything he churns out serves to justify the aforementioned cultural triumph of fantasy literature over realism and modernism. Gaiman's attention to craft, passion for language and profound respect for the mythological roots...come through even in his abbreviated prose fragments." - New York Times Book Review

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