Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.
This astonishing collection of all-new tales by some of the most acclaimed writers at work today is called, simply, Stories. Edited by Neil Gaiman (Sandman, The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline) and Al Sarrantonio (award-winning author of forty books and editor of numerous collections), Stories presents never before published short works from a veritable Who’s Who of contemporary literature — breathtaking inventions from the likes of Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O’Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub... and, of course, the inimitable Neil Gaiman himself.
- Introduction: Just Four Words by Neil Gaiman
- Blood by Roddy Doyle
- Fossil-Figures by Joyce Carol Oates
- Wildfire in Manhattan by Joanne Harris
- The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
- Unbelief by Michael Marshall Smith
- The Stars Are Falling by Joe R. Lansdale
- Juvenal Nyx by Walter Mosley
- The Knife by Richard Adams
- Weights and Measures by Jodi Picoult
- Goblin Lake by Michael Swanwick
- Mallon the Guru by Peter Straub
- Catch and Release by Lawrence Block
- Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Jeffrey Ford
- Loser by Chuck Palahniuk
- Samantha's Diary by Diana Wynne Jones
- Land of the Lost by Stewart O'Nan
- Leif in the Wind by Gene Wolfe
- Unwell by Carolyn Parkhurst
- A Life in Fictions by Kat Howard
- Let the Past Begin by Jonathan Carroll
- The Therapist by Jeffery Deaver
- Parallel Lines by Tim Powers
- The Cult of the Nose by Al Sarrantonio
- Human Intelligence by Kurt Andersen
- Stories by Michael Moorcock
- The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon by Elizabeth Hand
- The Devil on the Staircase by Joe Hill
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born Neil Richard Gaiman, 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals.
Gaiman has lived near Menomonie, Wisconsin, since 1992. Gaiman moved there to be close to the family of his then-wife, Mary McGrath, with whom he has three children. Gaiman is married to songwriter and performer Amanda Palmer.