Neil Gaiman Rarities Humble Book Bundle
Neil Gaiman is one of those writers/speakers I may never tire of. I love novels like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods; his children’s book, Fortunately, the Milk; and his Sandman graphic novel. I have also enjoyed his essays on the importance of dreaming and the temperament of Terry Pratchett. And, let’s not forget his talk on how stories last and that famous commencement speech on making good art.
Needless to say, the man is brilliant and delightful. Which is why I’m excited that some of his more obscure works — some of which were never finished or are out of print altogether — are being offered as a Humble Book Bundle.
If you’re unfamiliar with Humble Bundle, the idea is that you pay what you want to instantly receive a handful of rewards (in this case: DRM-free versions of the rare books, in a variety of formats), or pay higher than the average transaction at that point (as of this writing, ~$20 USD) to unlock a heap of other rewards. You also get to divvy up a portion of the proceeds from your purchase between any attached charities — in this instance, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Moth Education Program.
As Gabe Weatherhead put it, “This is an incredible deal if you like Neil Gaiman. If you don’t, then you need to read more Neil Gaiman anyway.”
The sale ends in about a week, as of September 15th, 2015. Go check out the rare offerings, support a couple of great causes, and complete your Neil Gaiman collection all at once! Everyone wins.
[Note: The image above is actually the slick cover artwork for Gaiman’s upcoming The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition, slated for release on November 10, 2015. Preorder it on Amazon in hardcover ($19) and Kindle ($18) editions.]