Neil Gaiman is the hero we need in these dark times. The popular genre author announced this week that he would be providing free stories and other content on his website. This is certainly welcome as we are all searching for ways to stay entertained during isolation. Free stories from Neil Gaiman is a great way to fill some hours right now, for both young and old alike.
Gaiman Offers Free Short Stories And More Online
Among the offerings is his Hugo-award winning short story A Study In Emerald. There are also several other short stories available by Gaiman for free, including How to Talk to Girls At Parties. All of these stories can be found on Gaiman’s website. Fans can also get a glimpse of Gaiman’s writing process by taking a peek at his notes for American Gods. For younger readers, there is also a video of Gaiman himself reading the entirety of fan favorites like The Graveyard Book and Coraline. A great way to keep your genre loving kids entertained if they are stuck inside. Or maybe put it on as a bedtime story and snag a couple of minutes to yourself. These offerings aren’t just for kids either, adults will find plenty to love in these stories.
In addition to the short stories and videos, fans can also listen to interviews with Gaiman, along with some excellent essays by and about the author. The free stuff doesn’t just end at these websites however, as Gaiman recently tweeted at LeVar Burton giving permission for the entertainer to read any of his work via live-stream for kids stuck at home. So keep an eye out for videos from Levar Reads to see this glorious crossover of Neil Gaiman and Reading Rainbow come to life.
You have my blanket permission for any of my stories Levar.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 25, 2020
Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.