tisdag 8 september 2009

Neil Gaiman is our God now

Vi hittar denna underbara lista hos Jim C. Hines, författare till senast The Mermaid's Madness:

20 Neil Gaiman Facts

  1. Neil Gaiman once wrote a Nebula-winning story using only the middle row of his keyboard.
  2. Harper Collins has taken out a 2.5 million dollar insurance policy on Neil Gaiman’s accent.
  3. If you write 1000 words and Neil Gaiman writes 1000 words, Neil Gaiman has written more than you. (vilket är sant även om det skulle gälla 100 ord.)
  4. Neil Gaiman does not use Microsoft’s grammar-check. Microsoft uses a Gaiman-check.
  5. Neil Gaiman once did the New York Times crossword puzzle in pen. In fifteen minutes. He won two Hugo awards for it.
  6. Neil Gaiman is who the Ghostbusters call.
  7. Most agents charge a 15% commission. Neil Gaiman’s agent pays him an extra 15% for the privilege of saying “I’m Neil Gaiman’s agent.”
  8. William Shakespeare once came back from the dead to ask for Neil Gaiman’s autograph.
  9. Neil Gaiman is the reason nobody teaches “I before E except after C” anymore.
  10. Some writers take inspiration from the muse. The muse takes inspiration from Neil Gaiman.
  11. Neil Gaiman once groped Harlan Ellison.
  12. The pen is mightier than the sword; Neil Gaiman has mastered fourteen different styles of penmanship.
  13. Rumor has it that a NY editor rejected Neil Gaiman’s first book. This can not be confirmed, as the editor in question was never heard from again.
  14. Neil Gaiman can tweet 175 characters.
  15. Neil Gaiman’s personal library includes an autographed copy of the Necronomicon.
  16. Hitler actually won World War II. Then Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate-history story in which the allies won, and reality was too intimidated to argue the point.
  17. Some authors write in omniscient point of view. Neil Gaiman lives it.
  18. Neil Gaiman’s next novel is expected to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Heisman Trophy.
  19. In any given week, 7 of the top 10 books on the NYT Bestseller List are by pseudonyms of Neil Gaiman.
  20. Neil Gaiman has never written a deus ex machina ending. However, God once wrote a Gaiman ex machina ending.
(Länkarna och bilderna har vi lagt till, all ära för humorn tillfaller Jim C. Hines. Missa för allt i världen inte att klicka på bibliotekslänken!)

/Fangirls Forever

Och om ni har missat:
AFP berättar vad Neil Gaiman har för sig nu, nämligen film!
Den här omskakande nyheten dök upp tidigare i år.
Alla pratar om vampyrer, Neil Gaiman också.

3 kommentarer:

Tomb sa...

2 av 6 om man räknar bort The Mermaid's Madness. :( The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch var en luring!

Science Fiction-bokhandeln i Malmö sa...

Vi är rätt stolta över luringar :)

Fia sa...

*tummen upp*