Posts Tagged: Neil Gaiman

First Lines: American Gods

For thousands of years all kinds of people have been crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the old countries to the new world. And more often than not, they took their gods with them. And as it turns out, America is not a good place for gods. The old people don’t need their old gods anymore,… Read more »

First Lines: Don’t Panic

In 1988 a book by Neil Gaiman called Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion was released. I didn’t quite read that book. In 1993, a second revised edition with additional material by David K. Dickson was released. I didn’t quite read that book either. In 2002, M.J. Simpson added three chapters… Read more »

First Lines: Good Omens

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, that nice* and accurate tome of prophecies by the witch Agnes Nutter, Armageddon is nigh. As it turns out, Armageddon is taking place on a Saturday. In fact, next Saturday, just after tea. There’s just one catch: somehow someone seems to have misplaced The… Read more »

First lines: InterWorld

The Multiverse contains an infinity of universes parallel to ours. That slice of the Multiverse that contains all Earths is called the Altiverse, and the powers of Magic and Science are in a struggle to gain total control of it. Now, imagine you’re an average teenage boy with a terrible sense of direction, and then… Read more »

First lines: Odd and the Frost Giants

Odin, Thor and Loki are trapped in animal form by evil Frost Giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Can Odd, a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the Frost Giants and release the gods? In the Odd and the Frost Giants (the 2008 World Book Day book) Neil Gaiman romps happily… Read more »