Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman – The High Cost of Fantasy

There’s a reason why Neil Gaiman is the most famous writer scifi, horror & fantasy ever made. That rockstar reputation didn’t start with appearances on The Simpsons.

By the age of 32, when most writers are just getting started, Gaiman had already written a masterpiece of fantasy. The 75 issues of The Sandman are a tour through the mythos of humanity, and a masters thesis on the uses, and abuses, of fantasy.

But the origin of The Sandman in comic books kept it a cult classic for over 30 years. Gaiman became better known for novels like American Gods and stories for children. (The Sandman is NOT for children.)

Now a new Netflix adaptation, created by Neil Gaiman himself, is a chance for The Sandman to meet the mainstream. Will it succeed where previous adaptations of Gaiman have failed? I feel quietly confident the answer is yes.

Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-fiction/id1530666687

Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9kYW1pZW5nd2FsdGVyLmNvbS9jYXRlZ29yeS9wb2RjYXN0L2ZlZWQv?hl=en-ID

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/303cZ10vZ7kX2zrdnGqXxV

Listen on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B08K55YMFV

& Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/37a93ee5-a10e-4389-8613-b815c2bd8a6a

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=644462

Podcast player of your choice with the direct RSS feed (Copy and Paste) : https://damiengwalter.com/category/podcast/feed/

Join the Science Fiction community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/324897304599197

Listen here

Watch on YouTube

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s