Smoke and Mirrors (story collection)

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Author Neil Gaiman
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short stories & Poems
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-06-093470-0 (US-paperback)
OCLC 47662916

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the US in 1998, and in the UK in 1999.

Many of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources, such as magazines, anthologies, and collections (including ten stories and poems from Gaiman's earlier small press miscellany Angels and Visitations).


The included stories and poems are different between some of the editions. The US, UK, and eBook editions have some differences in the stories they contain (see table to right):

Not in US print version
Not in eBook version
* Appears in eBook version as Apple


  • Die Messerkönigin (German), ISBN 3-453-17798-3 (named after the translated title of the included short story Queen of Knives); also released a 3-disc audio-book of the same title (containing 6 of the short stories), ISBN 978-3-7857-3746-0