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Looking back at Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – part 8 of 11, Brief Lives

Eight years ago, Stephen Segal, then creative director at the legendary Weird Tales magazine, asked if he could use some modest writings I had been doing on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for a 20th anniversary retrospective he was putting together. Naturally, I said yes. Sadly, the series was lost in a website revamp. Not wanting it to disappear into the ether, I’m now presenting it on my site in 11 parts (alas, without the benefit of Stephen’s editing; these are pre-publication versions). Hope you enjoy. Recurring Dream: An Anniversary Re-reading of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Part 8 of 11, Brief Lives Originally published on the Weird Tales website, January 2009 With all the gods and demons and twisted mythology of Sandman, it’s easy to forget how warm and inviting…
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Looking back at Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – part 7 of 11, Fables & Reflections

Eight years ago, Stephen Segal, then creative director at the legendary Weird Tales magazine, asked if he could use some modest writings I had been doing on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for a 20th anniversary retrospective he was putting together. Naturally, I said yes. Sadly, the series was lost in a website revamp. Not wanting it to disappear into the ether, I’m now presenting it on my site in 11 parts (alas, without the benefit of Stephen’s editing; these are pre-publication versions). Hope you enjoy. Recurring Dream: An Anniversary Re-reading of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Part 7 of 11, Fables & Reflections Originally published on the Weird Tales website, January 2009 The second of Sandman’s three short story collections, Fables and Reflections, is arguably the most eclectic…
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Looking back at Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – part 6 of 11, A Game of You

Eight years ago, Stephen Segal, then creative director at the legendary Weird Tales magazine, asked if he could use some modest writings I had been doing on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for a 20th anniversary retrospective he was putting together. Naturally, I said yes. Sadly, the series was lost in a website revamp. Not wanting it to disappear into the ether, I’m now presenting it on my site in 11 parts (alas, without the benefit of Stephen’s editing; these are pre-publication versions). Hope you enjoy. Recurring Dream: An Anniversary Re-reading of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Part 6 of 11, A Game of You Originally published on the Weird Tales website, January 2009 Small breasts. A seemingly minor thing, yet in reality rather important. But more on that…
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Looking back at Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – part 5 of 11, Season of Mists

Eight years ago, Stephen Segal, then creative director at the legendary Weird Tales magazine, asked if he could use some modest writings I had been doing on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for a 20th anniversary retrospective he was putting together. Naturally, I said yes. Sadly, the series was lost in a website revamp. Not wanting it to disappear into the ether, I’m now presenting it on my site in 11 parts (alas, without the benefit of Stephen’s editing; these are pre-publication versions). Hope you enjoy. Recurring Dream: An Anniversary Re-reading of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Part 5 of 11, Season of Mists Originally published on the Weird Tales website, January 2009 Season of Mists is widely considered one of the best Sandman arcs, if not the best,…
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Looking back at Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – part 4 of 11, Dream Country

Eight years ago, Stephen Segal, then creative director at the legendary Weird Tales magazine, asked if he could use some modest writings I had been doing on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for a 20th anniversary retrospective he was putting together. Naturally, I said yes. Sadly, the series was lost in a website revamp. Not wanting it to disappear into the ether, I’m now presenting it on my site in 11 parts (alas, without the benefit of Stephen’s editing; these are pre-publication versions). Hope you enjoy. Recurring Dream: An Anniversary Re-reading of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Part 4 of 11, Dream Country Originally published on the Weird Tales website, January 2009 You wouldn’t think a collection of one-off stories would be where Neil Gaiman finds his voice, but…
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