This collector’s edition of Frank Herbert’s phenomenal tale of far-future desert warriors, fallible messiahs and interplanetary intrigue is illustrated by award-winning artist Sam Weber, and published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s best-selling science-fiction title.
Illustrated by Dave McKean
Introduced by Dave McKean
Afterword by Neil Gaiman
Introduction to this Text by Neil Gaiman
With illustrations by celebrated artist Dave McKean, this is the ultimate collector’s edition of a modern fantasy classic.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Maxime
Frontispiece and 11 colour illustrations, including 3 double-page spreads
10˝ x 6¾˝
A legendary creative team
A work of art
The slipcase artwork features an impressionistic image of Shadow in his cell on the front, and a bison – a nod to the buffalo man who recurs as Shadow’s guide in the novel – on the back. The binding plays with these images further, interweaving them using stylised, dynamic shapes, suggesting the overlaying of the supernatural realms and the real world in the novel itself.
About Neil Gaiman
‘Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy delights and disturbs ... [his] achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true‘
- The Times
Neil Gaiman is a critically acclaimed writer of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His many notable works include the groundbreaking series Sandman (the first comic book to win a literary award, the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story) and the novels Good Omens (1990, in collaboration with Terry Pratchett), Stardust (1999) and American Gods (2001, winner of the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for Best Novel). His writing for young readers includes Coraline (2002, winner of the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for Best Novella, and a Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers) and The Graveyard Book (2008, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal). Credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, Gaiman is an author whose work crosses many genres and reaches audiences of all ages. His most recent publication is Norse Mythology (2017).
‘Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose – American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages’
- Michael Dirda, Washington Post
About Dave McKean
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