From the Publisher
THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN BOOK FIVE is the latest oversized deluxe
slipcased hardcover collecting the classic Sandman stories written
by Neil Gaiman
THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of The Endless, a
family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the
real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream,
Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction are seven brothers and
sisters. These seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal
more about their true being as they star in their own tales of
curiosity and wonder.
THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS appears in two versions here:
First, as a prose novella by Gaiman with illustrations by Yoshitaka
Amano, and then in a comics version adapted by Gaiman's frequent
collaborator P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN, FABLES: THE LAST
CASTLE). In this tale, a humble young monk and a magical,
shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As
their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of
demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk's life. With the
aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all her cunning to foil this evil
scheme and save the man that she loves.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere.