Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman AKA Gerry Musgrave AKA Richard Grey


England 1960 - present


Comments: dark Fantasy comics and novelist; family involved with L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology;


Teachers: J. R. R. Tolkien; C. S. Lewis; Lewis Carrol AKA Dr. Charles Dodgson; James Branch Cabell; Edgar Allan Poe; Michael Moorcock; Ursula K. Le Guin; Harlan Ellison; Rudyard Kipling; Lord Dunsany ; G. K. Chesterton; Alan Moore; Samuel R. Delany; Roger Zelazny; Robert A. Heinlein; H. P. Lovecraft; Thorne Smith; Gene Wolfe; Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker to the Galaxy (RIP); Joseph Campbell;

Students:

Friends: Mary McGrath, 1st wife; Amanda Palmer, 2nd wife; Tori Amos; Terry Pratchett ;

Enemies: Todd McFarlane; Jeff Bezos of Amazon Book web service;

Organizations:

Author: the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book; biography of the band Duran Duran; Ghastly Beyond Belief, a book of quotations,; Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion, 1980; Good Omens with Terry Pratchett; Graphic novel The Books of Magic (collected in 1991); American Gods ; Anansi Boys; Coraline; The Dream Catchers; Stardust ; The Ocean at the End of the Lane ; , “Chu’s First Day of School” ; article in Russ Kick, Editor, with Neil Gaiman and Richard Dawkins- Everything You Know About God Is Wrong- The Disinformation Guide to Religion, Disinformation Guides, 2007; article in Richard Metzger, Editor, Preface by Grant Morrison, Contributions by Nevill Drury, Genesis P Orridge, Brian Butler, Donald Tyson, Robert Anton Wilson et al. Book of Lies- The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, 2014;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman ; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/douglas-adams-google-doodle--neil-gaiman-remembers-genius-of-hitchhikers-guide-humorist/2013/03/11/301cdac6-89d6-11e2-a051-6810d606108d_blog.html?wprss=comic-riffs&google_editors_picks=true ; http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/01/the-allure-of-the-map.html ; http://www.salon.com/2014/06/11/neil_gaiman_i%E2%80%99m_obviously_pissed_at_amazon/ ; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i9826.pdf ;