Neil Gaiman

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Author: Flying Halfway Around the World Was 'Stupid'

Neil Gaiman says travel advisories had him 'panicked'

(Newser) - Neil Gaiman has apologized for his "stupid" decision to fly halfway around the world amid a pandemic. In a Thursday blog post , the English-born author wrote that he flew three weeks ago from New Zealand—where his wife and son remain—to London, then drove to his writing retreat... More »

20K Christians Demand Netflix Cancel Amazon Show

Return to Order claims 'Good Omens' normalizes Satanism

(Newser) - Good Omens is getting good reviews , with the Radio Times calling the six-part miniseries "a devilishly funny love letter" to the 1990 fantasy novel from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, on which it's based. But some 20,000 Christians aren't impressed, having signed a petition demanding Netflix... More »

10 Most Creative Tweeters

These folks know how to make 140 characters count

(Newser) - Fast Company surveys the world of Twitter and suggests 10 people worth following based on their creative tweeting. Full list here, along with samples . A peek:
  1. Dawn Danby, @altissima : She a "sustainable design strategist" who covers her own field, often in haiku-like form.
  2. Padmasree Warrior, @Padmasree : Cisco's chief technology
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Inside the Terrifying World of Neil Gaiman

Author has cult-following, is 'nobody's bitch,' was raised Scientologist

(Newser) - Hey, have you heard of this guy Neil Gaiman? That’s basically the gist of a meandering New Yorker profile on the prolific fantasist. Gaiman, for the uninitiated, is a wildly popular writer of comics, novels, screenplays, and, lately, terrifying children’s books. Though mainstream critics sometimes neglect his work,... More »

After Watchmen, Bring On Next 'Unfilmables'

(Newser) - Alan Moore’s Watchmen was supposed to be unfilmable. But with the director’s cut hitting stores today, that pretty obviously wasn’t the case. Scott Thill lists some supposedly unfilmable geek bibles for Wired:
  • Sandman: “It’s not film-shaped,” says creator Neil Gaiman. “What I got
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These Twittering Geeks Need Your Support

(Newser) - With all the normal people suddenly overrunning Twitter, “we have to stick together, and keep the geek community thriving,” writes GeekDad Ken Denmead for Wired. He’s compiled a list of 100 geeks worth following. Here are a few:
  • Wil Wheaton (wilw): Blogger, writer, and, oh yeah,
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The Geat Is Good, Not Great

But check out the perks: 3-D, mo-cap, and an essentially naked Angelina Jolie

(Newser) - Reviewers of the new animated Beowulf  generally agree the tech—including 3-D and motion-captured performances—is awesome, while the rest of the movie is just "pretty good." The film "springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think Beowulf is your own private fun house," writes Peter... More »

10 Girls With Major Magic

Don't let the boys have all the fun! Girls can slay dragons too

(Newser) - Chocolat author Joanne Harris will soon publish her first children's book, Runemarks, which follows an adolescent heroine with magical powers. At the Guardian's request, she recommends 10 children's books that feature strong female protagonists:
  1. The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman
  2. The Black Tattoo, Sam Enthoven
  3. Marianne Dreams, Catherine Storr
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