Trigger Warning

Short Fictions and Disturbances

Paperback, 368 pages

Published Aug. 24, 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks.


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4 stars (2 reviews)

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 …

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4 stars

As you might expect from an anthology of short stories I found this a bit hit and miss. I'll admit some of the stories I just plain didn't get. There are some excellent tales in here though. The ones that really stood out for me were the Doctor Who adventure, the story featuring Shadow Moon from Gaiman's American Gods, and the 12 stories based around the months of the year.