Trigger Warning
Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things--which includes a never-before published American Gods story, "Black Dog," written exclusively for this volume.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In "Adventure Story"--a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane--Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience "A Calendar of Tales" are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year--stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother's Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale "The Case of Death and Honey". And "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness.

A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent. Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.

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  • Mangrii
    Sep 25, 2016


    Nunca había probado a mi querido Neil Gaiman en su formato corto, y la publicación de su última antología en castellano era la oportunidad perfecta. Desgraciadamente me llevo un sabor un tanto agridulce. Si bien reconozco que siete relatos me resultan memorables y solo por ...

  • Lyn
    Sep 22, 2016


    I have opined before that Neil Gaiman is the literary heir to Ray Bradbury’s rich legacy, being of mind to celebrate imagination whilst acting as a guide to the shadowy places in the calliope we call life.Trigger Warning is Gailman’s 2015 collection of shorter work and much o...

  • Dannii Elle
    Sep 15, 2016

    Dannii Elle

    Actual rating 3.5 stars.Gaiman is undoubtedly a master of the art of writing: his prose his sublime, his imagery evocative and his characters raw and real. His writing alone is worthy of garnering all five stars. The subject matters were also of a varied and intriguing nature that arou...

  • Ron
    Aug 21, 2016


    Trigger Warning: a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc., alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material (often used to introduce a description of such content). Cool huh? Gaiman opens his book of short stories with why h...

  • Diamond Cowboy
    Aug 2, 2016

    Diamond Cowboy

    This was a very good book. A full rview will be coming tomorrow.Be Blessed. ...

  • Paul Nash
    Jul 25, 2016

    Paul Nash

    4 StarsI went into this thinking, "awesome, another short story book by Gaiman", but I was partially wrong and at first was let down with what I was reading at the beginning. This is actually a collection of "short fictions and disturbances" you get more than just short stories! A...

  • Liz BooksandStuff
    May 3, 2016

    Liz BooksandStuff

    Neil Gaiman reads "Down to a Sunless Sea" (aka my favourite story of this collection)That was my favourite story in the collection, but we also have "Click-Clack the Rattlebag," the best scary short-story I have read this year."The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains...", which I be...

  • Amanda NEVER MANDY
    Apr 12, 2016

    Amanda NEVER MANDY

    After letting my thoughts on this read simmer for a while then cool, I still feel the same as when I wrote this preliminary review:”Review to come and the star rating might go up by one. A few stories were worth it but the rest were as weak as my abdominal muscles.”Yup, right...

  • Tijana
    Apr 5, 2016


    Osrednjost totalna. O Gejmanu ionako treba znati dve stvari: on je kralj šarmera; on je car pastiša/fanfikšna. I u dužim knjigama me nekako dovoljno šarmira i hipnotiše da ne primetim kako je to uglavnom smuti pa prospi (dobro, izuzimam dve ili tri knjige, pre svega K...

  • Richard
    Apr 2, 2016


    Some pieces were better than others, but that is par for the course in a book of short pieces, even when you are Neil Gaiman. That being said, I really enjoyed much of the material in this collection. There were many times when I raced along, breathlessly turning pages and wishing the ...