Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and other notables react to the death of writer Harlan Ellison:
"Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names." — Stephen King, via Twitter.
"My friend is dead and I am so sad." — Neil Gaiman, via Twitter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of people dressed as mermaids, fish and other aquatic creatures packed New York's Coney Island on Saturday for a sun-soaked edition of the zany Mermaid Parade.
Crowds cheered as Neil Gaiman, the author of fantasy works such as "American Gods," and his wife Amanda Palmer, a musician with the Dresden Dolls duo, led the parade dressed as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.
Sci-fi stamp of approval
Neil Gaiman helped lend Minneapolis DreamHaven Books and Comics some street cred when he lived in the Twin Cities area and wrote some of his most important work. Lets see if he can do the same for Stuarts shop on The Big Bang Theory. The American Gods author plays a pivotal role in this weeks episode, joining an impressive geek guest list that already includes Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates.
Neil Richard Gaiman was born Nov. 10, 1960, in Hampshire, UK. In 1992 he moved to the United States and currently is a professor at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he teaches in the Theater and Performance and Written Arts departments. He writes short stories, comics, poetry, song lyrics, and novels for all ages and across many genres. He also writes and directs for both television and movies.
Erdrich, Gaiman among authors of book supporting ACLU
NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman and Mary Higgins Clark are among more than 35 authors contributing original stories for a collection supporting the American Civil Liberties Union.
Neil Gaiman’s books may or may not be your cup of tea, but you will not find a more eloquent fan of reading or libraries anywhere. He made a remark supporting the awesome job librarians do with the thought, “Anybody online can find a book they know they want to read, but it’s so much harder to find that book you didn’t know you wanted to read.” And that’s what librarians do. They can point you to a book or author you never even knew you needed.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con: The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and George Lucas.
"Everyone's being too nice to me," Stine said. "I'm not used to it. I don't get that at home."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities react to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88.
"Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end. He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people - A friend said: 'The father that we wanted.' That is a great gift, no matter how you live it." — Acrtress Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman to West's Batman, in a statement.
Lucy Ricardo wants you.
To worship her.
In Starz’s “American Gods,” a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel of the same name from producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the old gods and new gods fight for dominance with all of humanity as prize, cattle and dessert combined.
The old gods represent a pantheon of beliefs across the world; the new gods are the idols of media and technology, the forces claiming the devotion of a new generation.
Book review: Neil Gaiman brings the Norse myths to life in new novel
1. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, $25.95