Five almost identically dressed, pale young women walked past him. They wore long dresses made of velvet, each dress as dark as night, one each of dark green, dark chocolate, royal blue, dark blood, and pure black. Each woman had black hair and wore silver jewelry; each was perfectly coifed, perfectly made up. They moved silently: Richard was only aware of a swish of heavy velvet as they went past, a swish that sounded almost like a sigh.

Five almost identically dressed, pale young women walked past him. They wore long dresses made of velvet, each dress as dark as night, one each of dark green, dark chocolate, royal blue, dark blood, and pure black. Each woman had black hair and wore silver jewelry; each was perfectly coifed, perfectly made up. They moved silently: Richard was only aware of a swish of heavy velvet as they went past, a swish that sounded almost like a sigh.

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geekynerfherder:

Various cover art for 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman, released on this day in 1996.

My book can now drink legally in the UK and Australia…

houseofhaha:

Follow House Of HaHa’s Geek Week In History in remembering that is was 18 years ago today on September 12, 1996 that Neil Gaiman's novel Neverwhereis published in conjunction with the television series of the same name. The plot and characters are exactly the same as in the series, with the exception that the novel form allowed Gaiman to expand and elaborate on certain elements of the story and restore changes made in the televised version from his original plans.Read more at www.GeekWeekInHistory.comLaugh more at www.HouseOfHaHa.com Remember to follow House Of HaHa & come back tomorrow for a Happy Birthday to Supernatural!!Have A Reasonable Day (:|)
 

It was 18 years ago today…

houseofhaha:

Follow House Of HaHa’s Geek Week In History in remembering that is was 18 years ago today on September 12, 1996 that Neil Gaiman's novel Neverwhereis published in conjunction with the television series of the same name. 

The plot and characters are exactly the same as in the series, with the exception that the novel form allowed Gaiman to expand and elaborate on certain elements of the story and restore changes made in the televised version from his original plans.

Read more at www.GeekWeekInHistory.com

Laugh more at www.HouseOfHaHa.com 

Remember to follow House Of HaHa & come back tomorrow for a Happy Birthday to Supernatural!!

Have A Reasonable Day (:|)

 

It was 18 years ago today…

The back of the Neverwhere bench. Currently in the Guardian exhibition lobby.
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The back of the Neverwhere bench. Currently in the Guardian exhibition lobby.

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

asker

microfin asked: My father claims the line "violence was the last refuge of the incompetent" (from Neverwhere) belongs to Isaac Asimov. Was the reference intentional?

cuyguy:

neil-gaiman:

Absolutely. It’s a very famous Asimov quote (the “and empty threats the last sanctuary of the terminally inept” is mine). There a few hat tips to SF authors in Nevewhere, although my most favourite is the “The sky was the perfect untroubled blue of a television screen tuned to an empty channel”, which is a quote and commentary on the opening lines of William Gibson’s Neuromancer.

I imagine that soon, the Gibson reference must be interpreted in historical context, because e.g. my LCD-TV does not know static anymore, but shows a full, deep, perfect (0.0.255) blue when there’s no signal.

You must reread my Neverwhere version of the quote more carefully…

The parent who wants NEVERWHERE banned, wants it banned for this scene, and this scene alone. A scene too R-Rated for the parent to even describe on TV.
I’m posting it for anyone who is thinking that Neverwhere must be PRETTY HOT STUFF. This is your half-page of raunch.
For those of you going “whoa, I bet it gets even hotter after this…” it doesn’t. That was it. Some drunken adulterous jumper-fumbling and three fucks by two people on a bench we will never meet again. And then on with Richard’s story…

The parent who wants NEVERWHERE banned, wants it banned for this scene, and this scene alone. A scene too R-Rated for the parent to even describe on TV.

I’m posting it for anyone who is thinking that Neverwhere must be PRETTY HOT STUFF. This is your half-page of raunch.

For those of you going “whoa, I bet it gets even hotter after this…” it doesn’t. That was it. Some drunken adulterous jumper-fumbling and three fucks by two people on a bench we will never meet again. And then on with Richard’s story…