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Attention all Neil Gaiman fans - does Humble Bundle have a deal in store for you. Their biweekly Book Bundle offers a range of Neil Gaiman rarities, with a number being made available digitally for the first time.

For those who don’t know how Humble Bundle works, you can start off paying what you like, for which you receive X amount of stuff. Pay more than the average and you get some more, or pay the most ($15 in this case) to unlock all the swag.

For the Neil Gaiman Rarities Book Bundle, you have the following on offer for as little as $1:

  • Adventures in the Dream Trade (essays, poems, lyrics & original AMERICAN GODS blog), 
  • Gods & Tulips (controversial 1993 speech, an essay on running signings, & a speech on comics), 
  • Free Speeches (speeches by Neil, Frank Miller, & others), 
  • Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous (24 hour comic, written & drawn by Neil Gaiman),
  • Ghastly Beyond Belief (Neil's rare & never republished second book of oddball quotes).

If you pay more than the average price ($19.48 at the time of going to print), you'll also get:

  • Sweeney Todd & Other Stories (Neil's lost, unfinished, never republished graphic novel with Michael Zulli), 
  • Angels & Visitations (first collection of prose fiction, non-fiction, & poetry), 
  • Day of the Dead (fully annotated Babylon 5 script), 
  • An Honest Answer & Other Stories (Bryan Talbot's collaborations & Dave McKean too), 
  • Feeders & Eaters with Mark Buckingham (Neil's collaborations with Mark Buckingham, including a comic about Alan Moore), 
  • Neil Dreams (short comics of dreams, by and about Neil, done by & with Rick Veitch),
  • the two controversial UK comics anthologies Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament and Seven Deadly Sins.

If you are willing to pay $15 or more (yes, a bit strange since the average is $19.48), you'll also receive:

  • Duran Duran (Neil's never republished first book, ridiculously expensive second hand), 
  • Love, Fishie (poems by Neil & Maddy Gaiman, a privately printed gift for his 42nd birthday), 
  • A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (out of print and collectible book of short fiction, essays, poems, many never reprinted),
  • Manuscript Found In A Milk Bottle (never before reprinted short story with brand new intro).

The money raised is set to be distributed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who are doing great work in protecting readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers and educators who face the threat of censorship. It is also set to benefit The Moth Education Program dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. We can highly recommend The Moth Radio Hour podcasts, featuring some amazing stories told by their creators.

If you need some further Neil Gaiman inspiration, have a look at his Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts in 2012.

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