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ISBN: 1-886778-42-6
Page count: 270
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Published: August 2002

Trade paperback edition

Edited by Anthony R. Lewis and Priscilla Olson
Cover art by Stephen Hickman
Cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis

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This volume contains the American Gods web log, plus stories, songs, poems, and essays.

Table of Contents

The Introduction (by John M. Ford)

Mostly Introductions and Essays


Songs written for the Flash Girls

American Gods Web Log


On Gaiman

Neil and Maddy Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Here's the problem—the constraints of this format mean we have to present a linear description of Neil Gaiman. But Neil Gaiman is a multi-dimensional—as well as a multi-media—creator. So, what you read here is a shadow of a projection. Some points to determine that line—born in the UK; came to the US in 1992; lives in the Upper Midwest. He writes; he writes songs, poems, short stories, novels—both graphic and prose. He writes by himself; he collaborates with Terry Pratchett. He edits anthologies. Probably as a result of his British schooling, he writes essays—excellent ones; sometimes they sneak in as introduction, forewords, or afterwords to someone else's book. Often the book is only a launching platform into the vasty reaches of bibilospace. Oh, yes, he wrote The Sandman graphic novels. “A Midsummer Night's Dream” received the 1991 Best Short Story World Fantasy Award—imagine that, a prestigious award given to a comic book. For more information about Neil's coming and goings and doings, look at his website.

photo by Lorraine Garland

Stephen Hickman

Boskone 39's Official Artist was the first recipient of the annual juried Jack Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist presented at Boskone 23 in 1986. Since that time his book covers have won him a number of Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction Artists. He won the 1994 Best Original Artwork Hugo for his Space Fantasy Commemorative Stamp Booklet issued by the USPS. He has also created set designs, comic book covers, and gaming materials. His art has been included in many of the annual collections of best science fiction and fantasy art. More information and samples of his artwork can be seen at his website.

Printing History

This is a limited hardcover edition of 10 lettered boxed and signed copies (presentation copies — not for sale), 290 numbered boxed and signed copies, and 1700 numbered trade copies (sold out!). It will not be reprinted in hardcover, however a trade paperback edition is now available.

Trade paperback state. ISBN 1-886778-42-6, $16, 8.5"x5.5", 270 pp, August 2002

Hardcover state ISBN 1-886778-37-X, $26, 8.5"x5.5", 270 pp, February 2002. out of print!

Boxed state ISBN 1-886778-38-8, $40, 8.5"x5.5", 270 pp, February 2002. out of print!