Sunday, October 01, 2006

Neil Gaiman likes Wold Newton

Via my pal Christopher Paul Carey....

Neil Gaiman’s new collection is out.

“As a boy I had loved Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton stories, in which dozens of characters from fiction were incorporated into one coherent world, and I had greatly enjoyed watching my friends Kim Newman and Alan Moore build their own Wold Newton-descended worlds in the Anno Dracula sequence and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, respectively. It looked like fun. I wondered if I could try something like that.”

--from the intro to “A Study in Emerald” (which was previously published in Shadows Over Baker Street).

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