Fragile Things

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
The US cover of Fragile Things
Author Neil Gaiman
Country US, UK
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Publisher William Morrow
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 400 pages
ISBN 0-06-051522-8
OCLC 69241597
823/.914 22
LC Class PR6057.A319 F73 2006

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders is a collection of short stories and poetry by English author Neil Gaiman. It was published in the US and UK in 2006 by HarperCollins and Headline Review.

Most of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources: (magazines, anthologies, and even CD sleeves).

Gaiman says in the introduction that the original title for the collection was These People Ought to Know Who We Are and Tell That We Were Here, after a word balloon in a Little Nemo in Slumberland strip.

Stories and poems included

The three stories not included in the British edition are included in the British edition of Smoke and Mirrors.


Fragile Things won the 2007 Locus Award for Best Collection, and "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" won for Best Short Story and was nominated for a Hugo Award.[1] Other Locus Award winners included in this collection are "Sunbird" (2006 short story), "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" (2005 short story), "A Study in Emerald" (2004 novelette, and also winner of the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Short Story), "Closing Time" (2004 short story), and "October in the Chair" (2003 short story).[2]

See also


  1. 2007 Locus Awards Winners 16 June 2007, retrieved 19 June 2007.
  2. Locus Award Nominees List, retrieved 19 June 2007.

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