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AMERICAN GODS by  Neil Gaiman - Advance uncorrected proof copy - [2001] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 21224)

AMERICAN GODS

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AMERICAN GODS

by Gaiman, Neil

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Ex-libris plate signed by Harlan Ellision affixed to verso of cover, a fine copy. (21224)
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[New York]: William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2001]. Advance uncorrected proof copy. Ex-libris plate signed by Harlan Ellision affixed to verso of cover, a fine copy. (21224). Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Full page signed inscription from Gaiman to Harlan Ellison: "For Harlan Ellison, / International Man of Mystery / on the occcasion of his 67th birthday...." In the inscription Gaiman reveals the name of Shadow, the main character in the novel. Laid in is a signed postcard from Gaiman to Susan [Ellison] asking her to surprise Harlan with the gift. "The central premise of the novel is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them (a type of thoughtform). Immigrants to the United States brought with them spirits and gods. The power of these mythological beings has diminished as people's beliefs wane. New gods have arisen, reflecting America's obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among other things." - Wikipedia. Nominated for virtually all the major genre awards it won the 2002 Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker awards.

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American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula Awards winning novel by Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on a mysterious and taciturn protagonist, Shadow. It is Gaiman's fourth prose novel, being preceded by Good Omens (a collaboration with Terry Pratchett), Neverwhere, and Stardust. Several of the themes touched upon in the book were previously glimpsed in The Sandman graphic novels.

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John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Seller Inventory #
21224
Title
AMERICAN GODS
Author
Gaiman, Neil
Book condition
Used - Ex-libris plate signed by Harlan Ellision affixed to verso of cover, a fine copy. (21224)
Quantity available
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Edition
Advance uncorrected proof copy
Publisher
William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Place of Publication
[New York]
Date published
[2001]
Keywords
SF . Fantasy . SF Award . Proofs . Signed
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