Niemalsland

Roman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732532747

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Richard Mayhew führt ein unaufgeregtes Leben in London, bis ihm eines Tages ein verletztes Mädchen direkt vor die Füße fällt und ihn um Hilfe bittet. Richard willigt ein und gerät dadurch in ein Abenteuer, das er sich in seinen Träumen nicht hätte vorstellen können. Denn Door ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen, sondern gehört zum verborgenen Reich von "Unter-London". Mit ihr landet Richard in einer Welt, die weit seltsamer und gefährlicher ist, als alles, was er vorher kannte.

Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755379950

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Neverwhere is the stunningly original first novel from Neil Gaiman, the bestselling and prizewinning author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods. Wired called it 'the sort of book Terry Pratchett might produce if he spent a month locked in a cellar with Frank Kafka'. This is a must-read for all those who loved Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell or the magical world of J.K. Rowling. Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining . . . And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

Author: Mike Carey,Glenn Fabry

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401252702

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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The comics adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel is now available complete in one collection! Collecting all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries, this volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman,Mike Carey,Glenn Fabry,Tanya Horie

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781845763534

Category: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc

Page: 215

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There are two Londons. London Above is our 'normal' world, and London Below, deep underground, is where the Black Friars and the Hammer Smith live alongside the rat-speakers, and the Earl's Court forever travels the Circle line... Now, Richard Mayhew's normal life will disappear as he's plunged into London Below, thanks to a young streetkid called Door, herself on the run from a deadly plot. Can they survive? Not if Richard's nightmares about crossing Night's Bridge come true... Acclaimed writer Mike Carey (Lucifer) and master artist Glenn Fabry (Preacher) bring New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's urban fantasy to vivid life! Warning: Adults Only!

Neverwhere Ltd

The Author's Preferred Text

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061964948

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew.

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Author: Joseph Michael Sommers

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496818733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy-award-winning DC/Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comics reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media and every language, making him a celebrity on a worldwide scale. The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7. What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.

Upholding Mystery

An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Poetry

Author: David Impastato

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839336

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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Most readers of contemporary poetry would agree with literary critic Helen Vendler that "there is no significant poet whose work does not mirror, both formally and in its preoccupations, the absence of the transcendent"--that no major modern poet writes religious poetry. Indeed, the very idea that a vital Christian poetry might arise within our thoroughly secular culture seems almost inconceivable. Is it possible that a body of Christian poetry is now being produced whose literary merit is equal to its religious conviction? David Impastato's splendid anthology, Upholding Mystery, answers that question with a resounding and surprising "yes." From Andrew Hudgins' often humorous narratives to Geoffery Hill's darkly impassioned lyrics, from Denise Levertov's incisive personal and political insights to Wendell Berry's lovely evocations of the divine presence in nature, Upholding Mystery offers readers a wide range of both poetic and spiritual satisfactions. Featuring only poets who are currently writing--including such well-known poets as Richard Wilbur, Annie Dillard, Daniel Berrigan, Les Murray, and Louise Erdrich, along with the impressive though less-known voices of David Craig, Scott Cairns, and David Brendan Hopes--this superb anthology provides generous selections of work that is admirable equally for the stature of its verse and for its illumination of the Christian ethos. By limiting the number of poets included, this collection allows readers to gain a thorough familiarity with each poet's work and to see how each struggles with, celebrates, and embodies a vision of the sacred throughout a personal body of verse. In addition, editor David Impastato provides brief, accessible, extremely helpful introductions that highlight the specifically Christian concerns of the poems, and he organizes the book into sections dealing with such topics as The Cross, Transformation, Injustice, Presence, Praise, The Mystical Body, and so on, thereby giving the reader a coherent theological journey as well as the pleasurable experience of the individual poems. Here, then, is a contemporary encounter with Christian mystery, in poetry that is as vibrant, as compelling, and as meaningful as any being written today. David Impastato has done an invaluable service in showing that the transcendent is indeed alive and well in the hands of contemporary poets, despite reports to the contrary, and in gathering a dazzling array of poems that will appeal in equal measure to religious and literary readers alike.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans

Author: Lynnette Porter

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780926170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s transition from respected working actor to bona fide worldwide celebrity and recipient of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Like its predecessor, Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2013), Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans explores the nature of Cumberbatch’s fame and fandom while analysing his most recent roles. This in-depth performance biography does more than critique the actor’s radio, stage, film, and television performances—especially his star turn in the long-awaited yet controversial third series of Sherlock. It also analyses how and why the actor’s work is so memorable in each role, a perspective unique to this performance biography. Cumberbatch’s role in popular culture, as much as his acting in multiple media, is well worth such scrutiny to illustrate that Benedict Cumberbatch represents both the best of acting and of the power of celebrity.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Anansi Boys

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732560465

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Fat Charlie Nancy lebt in London, arbeitet als Buchhalter, ist nicht besonders beliebt, nicht besonders gutaussehend, nicht besonders witzig. Sein überschaubar spannendes Leben nimmt eine rasante Wendung als Charlies Bruder auftaucht. Spider ist das krasse Gegenteil zu Fat Charlie. Gutaussehend, witzig, überheblich, selbstverliebt, und er hat die göttlichen Fähigkeiten ihres gemeinsamen Vaters Anansi geerbt. Eine Brüdergeschichte, eine Göttergeschichte, eine Geschichte über Träume und Märchen, voller schräger Wendungen und ungeheuerlichen Begebenheiten. Und eine Geschichte über Familienbande, Freundschaft und Liebe.

Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair

Roman

Author: Robert Dinsdale

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452707

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly

Neverwhere Illustrated Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780062821331

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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National Bestseller Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s dark classic of modern fantasy, beautifully illustrated for the first time by award-winning artist Chris Riddell, and featuring the author’s preferred text and his Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.” Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent. Over the years, various versions have been produced around the world. In 2016, this gorgeously illustrated edition of the novel was released in the UK. It is now available here, and features strikingly atmospheric, painstakingly detailed black-and-white line art by Chris Riddell, one of Gaiman’s favorite artistic interpreters of his work. Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying.

Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition

An Unauthorised Performance Biography

Author: Lynnette Porter

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780924372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, Twelve Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate; Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein; Hawking, To the Ends of the Earth, The Last Enemy, Parade's End, and, of course, Sherlock. For most actors, these stellar cinematic, theatrical, and television events would be the highlights of a lifetime's work. On Benedict Cumberbatch's résumé they are only a few of many entries. Especially since 2010, his performances have garnered a plethora of best actor awards, both in the theatre (Evening Standard Theatre Award, Critics Circle Theatre Award, and Olivier Award), by playing the dual roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in the National Theatre's Frankenstein, and on television (Broadcasting Press Guild Award, Critics Choice Television Award, Crime Thriller Award, and TV Choice Award), by starring as the titular Holmes in the BBC's Sherlock. Add these and other recent accolades to nearly a decade's nominations and awards (such as the Golden Nymph as best actor in Hawking), and it's easy to see why Benedict Cumberbatch is often hailed as the actor of his generation. Cumberbatch's body of work further includes indie films, radio plays and series, television documentaries, live dramatic readings, multimedia advertisements, and even the occasional stint as a fashion model. He often shares an intriguing perspective on his profession, as evidenced in sometimes controversial interviews. He has become so much in demand that online box offices crash when tickets for his performances go on sale, and, before a Cheltenham Literature Festival Q&A session, fans overwhelmed Twitter when so many responded immediately to a call for questions. Cumberbatch consistently is a top name on lists ranging from sex appeal to global influence. In 2012 he beat David Beckham in the former and U.S. President Barack Obama in the latter. Increasingly, part of Cumberbatch's job involves the role of celebrity. Benedict Cumberbatch is at a pivotal point in his profession, and his career trajectory especially as documented in entertainment media permits a closer examination of just what it means to be a celebrity or star in Britain or the U.S. and how an actor may be perceived very differently in London or Hollywood. This performance biography is an analysis of a man in transition from working actor to multimedia star, as well as the balance between actor and celebrity. It looks at what makes this actor so well suited to play one of popular culture's iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes, and how Sherlock is so well suited to propel Cumberbatch toward greater global fame.

Der Ozean am Ende der Straße

Roman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838758323

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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"Ich habe dieses Jahr nichts mit größerer Begeisterung gelesen!" Daniel Kehlmann Es war nur ein Ententeich, ein Stück weit unterhalb des Bauernhofs. Und er war nicht besonders groß. Lettie Hempstock behauptete, es sei ein Ozean, aber ich wusste, das war Quatsch. Sie behauptete, man könne durch ihn in eine andere Welt gelangen. Und was dann geschah, hätte sich eigentlich niemals ereignen dürfen ... Weise, wundersam und hochpoetisch erzählt Gaiman in seinem neuen Roman von der übergroßen Macht von Freundschaft und Vertrauen in einer Welt, in der nichts ist, wie es auf den ersten Blick scheint.

Sternwanderer

Roman ; [mit exklusivem Zusatzmaterial]

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453501416

Category:

Page: 238

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Unter uns die Nacht

Roman

Author: Becky Chambers

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104907552

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Science Fiction mit Tiefgang – ein Roman aus dem beliebten Wayfarer-Universum. Auf der Asteria, einem Siedlerschiff der exodanischen Flotte, ist für jeden gesorgt: Alle haben eine Wohnung, alle haben zu essen, alle haben einen Job – und leisten noch im Tod einen wertvollen Beitrag zur Gemeinschaft. Lichtjahre entfernt von der zerstörten Erde haben sich die Menschen ein wohldurchdachtes, selbstgenügsames Leben im Weltraum eingerichtet. Doch inzwischen sind ganze Generationen auf den Schiffen der Flotte geboren und aufgewachsen, und je selbstverständlicher das Siedlerdasein wird, desto größer sind die Zweifel: Bei Kip, der mit seinen 16 Jahren noch nicht weiß, was er mit seiner Zukunft anfangen will – außer dass sie sich definitiv nicht auf der Asteria abspielen soll. Bei Tessa, deren Alltag mit Job und Familie mehr als ausgefüllt ist – bis der technische Fortschritt sie einholt. Und bei der Archivarin Isabel, die sorgfältig die alten Traditionen bewahrt, die die Menschheit im Exil zusammenhalten sollen. Sie alle stehen vor der Frage: Warum auf einem Schiff bleiben, das sein Ziel längst erreicht hat? Für alle Fans von Ann Leckie, John Scalzi und Star Trek. »Becky Chambers ist eine starke neue Stimme in der Science Fiction.« phantastisch! »Aufwühlend, warmherzig und mitreißend.« Joanne Harris, Autorin von Chocolat