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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…

audiogouk:

Ooh well look what arrived on my desk..Pre-order Download or CD here

UK only (I think). The US and rest of the world will go up too, soon…

audiogouk:

Ooh well look what arrived on my desk..

Pre-order Download or CD here

UK only (I think). The US and rest of the world will go up too, soon…

Peter Capaldi (the new Doctor) as the Angel Islington - Neverwhere - BBC (by BBCWorldwide)

I’m pleased the BBC have put this clip up. Four Minutes of Neverwhere… with lovely performances from Peter Capaldi, Laura Fraser, Paterson Joseph, Hywel Bennett and Clive Russell.

(Take a look at the BBC Radio 4 NEVERWHERE Radio Characters page to see who played whom earlier this year.)

Given the amount of love out there right now for all things NEVERWHERE, I thought I should point out that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have a Neverwhere line of scents. Smell like the Marquis de Carabas (A splash of bay rum, leather, dusty black wool, massoia bark, and opium residue), or like Door, or like a Floating Market (A cacophony of curious scents: copaiba balsam, petitgrain, citrus rind, sinicuichi accord, betel nut, wasabi root, coconut palm, and wattleseed layered atop innumerable strange herbs, spices, and woods.) or Night’s Bridge or one of twelve different magical wonderful scents. 
Check it out at http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/londonbelow.html
And the best bit of it is the scents benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a good thing.

Given the amount of love out there right now for all things NEVERWHERE, I thought I should point out that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have a Neverwhere line of scents. Smell like the Marquis de Carabas (A splash of bay rum, leather, dusty black wool, massoia bark, and opium residue), or like Door, or like a Floating Market (A cacophony of curious scents: copaiba balsam, petitgrain, citrus rind, sinicuichi accord, betel nut, wasabi root, coconut palm, and wattleseed layered atop innumerable strange herbs, spices, and woods.or Night’s Bridge or one of twelve different magical wonderful scents. 

Check it out at http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/londonbelow.html

And the best bit of it is the scents benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a good thing.

zetarays:

Finished listening to the last episode of Neverwhere. The fact that there’s so much more potential story left open is made all the more maddening since Gaiman doesn’t write sequels. It was some act of god or a merciful turn of the universe that Anansi Boys and American Gods is set within the same universe, to say nothing of the fact that he did a novella with Shadow versus Grendel apparently just for the hell of it. Neverwhere’s what got me into Gaiman’s stuff to begin with, I’ve read it at least seven times, and now the radio play’s done and I feel bereft of the story all over again.

guys you don’t understand how much I need a Neverwhere sequel or spinoff it’s actually painful

I’m nearly finished with “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”, for a Gardner Dozois anthology called ROGUES. It has de Carabas in it, along with the Shepherds of Shepherds Bush, the Mushroom People, and the Elephant…

It’s not that I don’t write sequels. It’s that I get distracted by things I’ve never done and don’t know how to do before I ever get to them.

lostin-neverland:

The Old Firm by ~thejeffster

Possibly the best Croup and Vandemar I’ve ever seen. Probably because it’s the first one I’ve seen that scared me.

lostin-neverland:

The Old Firm by ~thejeffster

Possibly the best Croup and Vandemar I’ve ever seen. Probably because it’s the first one I’ve seen that scared me.