Tag Archives: Neil Gaiman

The Meaning of Steampunk Fantasy

Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” helps us understand why authors today are turning to steampunk, which Tolkien would have hated.

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How Fantasy Keeps Us Human

Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett are beloved fantasy writers because they stand up for our humanity in dehumanizing times.

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Neil Gaiman and the Pipeline Protests

In “American Gods,” Neil Gaiman warns that Americans are doomed if we don’t make spiritual connection with the land. The protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline are making the same argument.

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American Gods & Roadside Attractions

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” is a whacky look at religion that ends up making some pretty good points.

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America, a Land in Perpetual Search

The hero of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” shows America how it can live in perpetual search. Insisting that the country look a certain way leads to violence.

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A Fantasy about U.S. Thirst for War

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” understands the thirst of those Americans that want to go to war with Iran.

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