Neil Gaiman on Colbert's show
- Tolkien mega-fan Stephen Colbert is at it again. About 4 minutes into this clip, he rattles off several lines of Tom Bombadil's dialog from memory. Gaiman is great in this clip, by the way.
A better way to Internet
- Speaking of Neil Gaiman, last week I picked up my own copy of
CORALINE to re-read after seeing the film, and was amused by a detail
in the "About the Author" section added at the end. In running down
the list of his various works, and the awards they've won (and
bestsellers lists they've been on), it says this of STARDUST:
"the all-prose version . . . appeared on a number of bestseller
lists, was selected by PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY as one of the best books of
the year, and was awarded the prestigious Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
for Adult Literature".
So there you have it: among the listed awards -- the Eisner, the
Harvey, the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo, the Nebula, the Bram
Stoker, &c -- only the Mythsoc award was described as "prestigious".
Congratulations to the Society.