The View from the Cheap Seats

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An enthralling collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories to comics, films, and literature—observed in award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

As Neil explains, “This book is not ‘the complete nonfiction of Neil Gaiman.’ It is, instead, a motley bunch of speeches and articles, introductions and essays. Some of them are serious and some of them are frivolous and some of them are earnest and some of them I wrote to try and make people listen.”

Illuminating and incisive, witty and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores some of the issues, subjects, and people that matter most to Neil Gaiman—and offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time.


  • 001 The View From the Cheap Seats

    Duration: 12s
  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 07min
  • 003 Credo

    Duration: 03min
  • 004 Why Our Future Depends

    Duration: 24min
  • 005 Telling Lies For a Living

    Duration: 19min
  • 006 Four Bookshops

    Duration: 12min
  • 007 Three Authors

    Duration: 11min
  • 008 The Pornography of Genre

    Duration: 19min
  • 009 Ghosts in the Machines

    Duration: 08min
  • 010 Some Reflections on Myth

    Duration: 19min
  • 011 How Dare You

    Duration: 05min
  • 012 All Books Have Genders

    Duration: 11min
  • 013 The Pen Awards

    Duration: 07min
  • 014 What Is A Children's Book

    Duration: 29min
  • 015 These Are Not Our Faces

    Duration: 02min
  • 016 Reflections on Diana Wynne Jones

    Duration: 09min
  • 017 Terry Pratchett

    Duration: 10min
  • 018 On Dave Mckean

    Duration: 08min
  • 019 How to Read Gene Wolfe

    Duration: 04min
  • 020 Remembering Douglas Adams

    Duration: 06min
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