AMERICAN GODS. Neil Gaiman.

AMERICAN GODS.

[New York]: William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2001]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance uncorrected proof copy. Full page signed inscription from Gaiman to Harlan Ellison: "For Harlan Ellison, / International Man of Mystery / on the occcasion of his 67th birthday...." In the inscription Gaiman reveals the name of Shadow, the main character in the novel. Laid in is a signed postcard from Gaiman to Susan [Ellison] asking her to surprise Harlan with the gift. "The central premise of the novel is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them (a type of thoughtform). Immigrants to the United States brought with them spirits and gods. The power of these mythological beings has diminished as people's beliefs wane. New gods have arisen, reflecting America's obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among other things." - Wikipedia. Nominated for virtually all the major genre awards it won the 2002 Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker awards. Ex-libris plate signed by Harlan Ellision affixed to verso of cover, a fine copy. (21224). Item #21224

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