The Sandman: Book of Dreams

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The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996), edited by Ed Kramer and Neil Gaiman, is an anthology of short stories based on The Sandman comic book series.

Behind the scenes[edit]

Before the eventual publication of The Sandman: Book of Dreams, controversy surrounding it almost caused the book to not be made. DC Comics (the owners of The Sandman) were giving out contracts that included provisions very different than those the editors had originally told the authors when solicited for material. The editors tried to get DC Comics to change the terms of the contracts back to what was originally told to the authors, but were unsuccessful. As a result, several authors dropped out of the project, among them Harlan Ellison, Jane Yolen, Charles de Lint, Martha Soukup, Karawynn Long, and Michael Berry.[citation needed]


Preface by Frank McConnell

  1. Masquerade and High Water by Colin Greenland
  2. Chain Home, Low by John M. Ford
  3. Stronger Than Desire by Lisa Goldstein
  4. Each Damp Thing by Barbara Hambly
  5. The Birth Day by B.W. Clough
  6. Splatter by Will Shetterly
  7. Seven Nights in Slumberland by George Alec Effinger (this features Little Nemo)
  8. Escape Artist by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  9. An Extra Smidgeon of Eternity by Robert Rodi
  10. The Writer's Child by Tad Williams
  11. Endless Sestina by Lawrence Schimel
  12. The Gate of Gold by Mark Kreighbaum
  13. A Bone Dry Place by Karen Haber
  14. The Witch's Heart by Delia Sherman
  15. The Mender of Broken Dreams by Nancy A. Collins
  16. Ain't You 'Most Done? by Gene Wolfe
  17. Valóság and Élet by Steven Brust
  18. Stopp't-Clock Yard by Susanna Clarke
  19. Afterword: Death by Tori Amos