Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman

8 Quotations from Neil Gaiman

aircar n. 1988 N. Gaiman Don’t Panic: Official Hitch-hiker’s Guide to Galaxy Companion 84 I had to change a lot of things in production to make it stronger, like Slartibartfast’s aircar: anyone who had seen Star Wars would think we’d stolen it from there, so I changed it to a bubble, and he was upset about that.
Bradburyish adj. 2005 N. Gaiman in J. L. Blaschke Voices of Vision 136 I think it’s going to be a very Bradburyish short story. It’s going to have that flavor, at least in my head.
Callistan n. 1 2012 N. Gaiman Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Corsair in Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 63/1 5. The Corsair took his name from a term for ‘privateer’—a sort of legitimate pirate. Some people assumed that this was because the Corsair did things for the Time Lords that they could deny responsibility for—such as stealing the secret of the Callisto Pulse from the Callistan Kleptocracy. The Corsair denied having stolen the Callisto Pulse. The Time Lords denied having asked him to steal it. The Callistans would like their Pulse back.
Homo superior n. 1998 N. Gaiman in S. R. Delany Einstein Intersection (new ed.) Foreword p. ix, One can see this book as a portrait of a generation that dreamed that new drugs and free sex would bring about a fresh dawn and the rise of homo superior, wandering the world of the generation before them like magical children walking through an abandoned city—through the ruins of Rome, or Athens, or New York: that the book is inhabiting and reinterpreting the myths of the people who came to be known as the hippies.
kipple n. 2005 N. Gaiman Different Kinds of Pleasure in Locus Feb. 9/1 If one wasn’t an author one would be a really boring person filled with peculiar bits of trivia…. For an author, all of this ‘white knowledge’, the kipple in the back of your head, no longer is old keys and broken batteries, abandoned buttons, forgotten paper clips; it’s actually useful!
proto-science fiction n. 2007 N. Gaiman From the Days of Future Past in View from the Cheap Seats (2016) 329 H.G. Wells…was, with Jules Verne, the person who gave us the scientific romance—the forerunner of that branch of literature we now know as science fiction. His short stories, and his proto-science fiction novels, have lasted and are still read today, while many of the mainstream novels he considered more important and significant are gone and, for the most part, forgotten, perhaps because the novels were very much of their time, and swallowed by the change in time, while some of the science fiction and fantasy novels and tales are, for all their late Victorian or Edwardian settings, quite timeless.
space alien n. 2011 N. Gaiman American Gods (10th anniversary ed.) 152 I bet it’s like space aliens…. These days, people see space aliens. Back then they saw gods.
TARDIS n. 1 2014 N. Gaiman in SFX (#250) Aug. 63 There were Time Lords. We knew what they were. They could freeze and control the TARDIS remotely. They were infinitely powerful.